Home Plan Detail

Unique Style With Views

By: John Barrja
Barrja Design



Specifications

Square Footage

Total living area: 4396'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:2222'
Upper Level:424'
Lower Level:1750'
Footprint: 74' 1" W x 83' 3" D

Rooms

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5
Master suite location: Main Floor

Attributes

Levels: 1
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 4
Foundation:
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Sloping
Climate(s):
Modifiable to:
All others

Features

  • Den
  • Lower Game Rm.
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Lower Exercise Rm.
  • Outdoor Terraces

Description

The original house was built on a lot that sloped in the direction of a lake, so the views are focused to the rear and sides. You enter the house from a covered entry, where a pair of doors open to a large and dramatic family room. The ceiling in this room vaults from 10' at the walls to around 14' down the center. It features a large fireplace flanked by two pairs of windows that also faces the open kitchen. Sliding glass doors at the far end of the room lead to a large open terrace that is connected to a covered terrace at the rear of the house.

At the entry to the house there is a stairway to the left, and a den to the right. The stairs lead down to the full lower level of the house, and up to the office/bedroom above the garage. There is a convenient powder room adjacent to the stairs, and a coat closet across the hall. The walls of the den are just over 18' in height, rising slightly to a cathedral ceiling in the center. All three exterior walls include large side–by–side windows at eye level and the same number of smaller windows near the ceiling. This may well be the most unique room we've ever seen!

The open kitchen features an enormous work island with a double sink and a dishwasher. Like all the rooms on this level that are not vaulted, the ceilings are set at 10'. Next to and open to the kitchen is the formal dining room. A wall of windows on one side of the dining room look out to the open terrace and the views beyond it, while windows and a glazed door at the end of the room look out to and through the covered terrace at the rear of the house. A hallway behind the kitchen leads to a large walk–in pantry, a mudroom, a laundry room, and a 3–car garage. In the opposite direction it leads to the master suite.

The master bedroom also has a vaulted ceiling that is nearly 11' at the outer walls, rising to nearly 14'. Like nearly all of the rooms in this light–filled house, there are lots of windows facing the side and rear of the house, and a glazed door provides direct access to the covered terrace. The spacious master bath includes a window–surrounded sunken tub, an enormous shower, two separated sinks, and a private toilet. Swinging double doors access a walk–in closet that is more than 12' in length.

The stairs to the lower level bring you to a huge open space designed for entertaining and/or games. A full–sized wet bar on the left faces the large fireplace at the other end of the room. Double doors beyond the bar access an exercise studio. Both exterior walls are filled with windows, and a door in one of them leads to one of the two connected terraces on this lower level. A short hallway outside the studio leads to suite two and its bathroom. A changing room is located next to the bath, with a door to the outside. A door in the same hallway, across from suite two, leads to what the designer called the Lake Garage. A door in this garage accesses the mechanical room.

Suite three is located on the other side of the house. Like the den above it, it is ringed with windows. It includes a full bath and a walk–in closet. The ceiling height for this entire lower level is 10'8".

Above the garage on the main level is another unique room with spectacular views! Like the den, large lower and small upper windows installed side–by–side run the width of each outer wall, which in this case means four walls instead of three. Because it includes a full bath and a walk–in closet, this is labeled suite four, but we think it would make a truly incredible home office.

Please Note
Due to licensing agreements, this home may not be built within a 50–mile radius of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, without permission of the designer.

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