Home Plan Detail

Timber Frame Inside & Out

By: Michael J. Eckhardt


Square Footage

Total living area: 2602'
Basement: 3521'
Main Level:1782'
Upper Level:820'
Footprint: 46' 0" W x 62' 0" D


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 2
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Narrow, Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Study
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Fireplace
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck
  • Optional Basement
  • Mudroom
  • 2 Laundry Rms.


With a house width of 46', this home would work well on a variety of lot sizes. After coming in from the covered entry porch, you enter a formal foyer space with a stairwell. To the right there are double doors that open onto a study with windows along two walls. As you walk towards the hearth room, you pass a vestibule on the right side with a coat closet and a powder room. The hearth room ceiling slopes at the sides and has a flat ceiling at the center with a height of 18'8". The room has a fireplace insert with a built–in media cabinet at one end of the room, and the exposed wood trusses make the room feel more intimate. Doors on either side of the hearth wall open into a screened porch that also has a vaulted ceiling with a height of 16'10" and exposed wood trusses. Two doors from the screened porch walk out to an exterior deck.

A 14'6" wide opening divides the hearth room from the open kitchen and dining area. The "L" shaped kitchen has a large center island for additional counter space and a raised bar for eating. Two walls of windows around the dining area flood the room with natural light. Both the kitchen and dining room have ceilings that vault to 11'.

A pocket door divides the hearth room from a mudroom. The mudroom has space for a bench and cubicles, and accesses a laundry room and a two–car garage. A pair of doors from the hearth room opens into a master suite hallway, instead of directly into the master bedroom, which provides more privacy. The master bedroom has a door to the screened porch, a walk–in closet, and an 11' flat ceiling that slope down at the sides. The master bath is located on the other side of the small hall and features two vanity sinks, a tub, and a toilet room with a separate shower that can be closed off with a pocket door.

The upstairs landing has a curved balcony that looks down to the hearth room, and has a wide balcony. On this floor there are two more bedrooms that share a full bath, and a laundry room with a separate storage room.

If you choose to build the basement level, there are two more bedrooms, a full bath, an exercise room, a large mechanical/utility room, and an open family room. The family room has a fireplace insert to warm the room during cooler weather, a wet bar, and a wine cellar.

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