Home Plan Detail

Porches Galore

By: William J. Addison, AIA
Addison Rainey Architects



Specifications

Square Footage

Total living area: 3268'
Basement: 0'
Main:2083'
Upper:1185'
Footprint: 50' 2" W x 61' 4" D

Rooms

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

Attributes

Levels: 2
Foundation: Crawlspace
Lot type(s):
Modifiable to:
Sloping
Climate(s):

Features

  • Covered Porches
  • Upper Sitting Rm.
  • Study
  • Detached Garage
  • Screened Porch
  • Upper Porch

Description

If your family enjoys spending outdoors, this just might be the ideal house. The front covered porch is almost 30' long and nearly 8' deep; the rear covered porch is 45' long and a generous 12' deep; the covered porch on the upper level at the rear of the house matches the porch below it, and it continues around the right side of the house; and there's even an 18' wide and 10' deep screened porch on the right side as well.

As you enter the house from the porch, the front door opens to a foyer space with a coat closet, powder room, and a sun–filled study with a window seat beneath a bay window on your left; stairs to the upper level straight ahead; and a formal dining room to your right. The study has a lofty 12'4" ceiling, and windows on each side wall. The dining room – like the rest of the rooms on the main level – features a 10' ceiling, and two large windows looking out to and through the front porch.

A hallway off the foyer leads past the stairs to the great room. There is a large centrally–located fireplace in this room, and a pair of glazed doors open to the rear porch. The kitchen is conveniently situated between the dining room and the great room. A large island in the center of the room has a sink and an L–shaped raised counter for casual eating and serving. It's open to a charming breakfast nook nestled into bay windows that let in abundant natural light as well as views. A pair of doors on one side of the nook open to the screened porch, while a pocket door on the opposite side provides access to the laundry room.

The master suite occupies the other side of the house. The bedroom has a total of three windows on two outer walls – for light, views, and cross ventilation – and a pair of glazed doors open to the rear porch. The bath has a large shower and a private toilet, and a door opens to a large walk–in closet.

The upper level also has 10' ceilings. There are two bedrooms upstairs – each with its own full bath and walk–in closet – and a large open sitting area. All of these rooms have several windows on the outer walls, and glazed doors that open to a huge covered porch.

There is a two–car detached garage that was connected by a breezeway in the original house. Exterior stairs lead to a bonus area above the garage that was left unfinished.

Floor Plans