Home Plan Detail

Waterfront Retreat

By: William J. Addison, AIA
Addison Rainey Architects



Specifications

Square Footage

Total living area: 3513'
Basement: 0'
First Level:2390'
Second Level:1123'
Footprint: 42' 0" W x 60' 6" D

Rooms

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Master suite location: Main Floor

Attributes

Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 2
Foundation: Slab
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:
Sloping
Climate(s):
Modifiable to:
All others

Features

  • Office
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Upper Decks
  • Den/Study
  • Wraparound Porch
  • Utility Room
  • Upper Loft
  • Screened Porch

Description

An outdoor porch completely surrounds the house on all four sides, with a portion built as a screened porch. It can be accessed by double doors at the front and rear of the house, and by six other doors – three on each side. Truly an ideal house for a family that loves outdoor living. The interior floor plan is open and spacious, and the living areas feature vaulted ceilings with exposed wood trusses.

The original house was built with the ground level devoted to a two–car garage and generous storage/workshop area, so that the upper living areas and wrap–around porch had generous views in all directions. In one corner of the garage there is a room with a utility sink and an outdoor shower – a real plus if you are building near a lake or beach. On the first level, a wide hallway runs down the center of the home, with a pair of doors at the front and rear. This house was originally built with the living areas facing the rear, but since both ends of the house work equally well as a front entry, this allows some flexibility on how you orient it on your site.

After entering the home, you find yourself in a generous sized hallway that has room for benches and furniture on either side. To the right there a vestibule that leads to the stairs, an office with a glass door that walks out to the side porch, and a large laundry/utility room. The laundry room is large enough for a center work island, built–ins, a bench, and a door to a storage closet under the stairs that could be used as a pantry. It also has a door to the porch, making it an ideal mudroom as well. Across from the vestibule is the door to the master suite, and just beyond it is a powder room. The master bedroom has a tray ceiling, large windows facing the front and side of the house, and a door to the side porch. The entryway to the master bath is flanked by walk–in closets, and the bath includes two separated sinks.

The back half of the house is devoted to a wide–open living area with a vaulted ceiling. The living room has a large central fireplace hearth flanked by built–ins, and the one interior wall is lined with built–in cabinets, an ice machine and a wine cooler. Two glass doors open onto a screened porch, extending the living space to the outdoors. The kitchen includes a center island for additional prep space, and an L–shaped counter with a breakfast bar facing the living and dining areas. A pair of glass doors in the dining area accesses the side porch, and another pair between the dining and livings areas provide access to the rear porch and the large deck beyond it. An open bridge located on the second level visually delineates the living area from the open dining and kitchen spaces. The entire front half of the house, on the main and upper level, has 10' ceilings.

The upper landing opens up to a loft space that extends to an open bridge that looks down to the living spaces below, and continues out to a rear deck. There are two bedrooms on this floor, each with its own private full bath, and bedroom 3 also has its own outdoor deck. There is also a den/study on this level, and two unfinished storage closets.

Floor Plans