Home Plan Detail

Porches Up & Down

By: William J. Addison, AIA
Addison Rainey Architects


Square Footage

Total living area: 3486'
Basement: 0'
Footprint: 49' 4" W x 57' 8" D


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


Levels: 2
Foundation: Slab
Lot type(s):


  • Screened Porch
  • Covered Porch
  • Upper Office
  • Upper Porch
  • Upper Loft
  • Abundant Glazing


The covered front porch is 10' deep, so there is plenty of room for furniture. As you step through the double front doors, you enter a foyer space with stairs to the upper level on your right, and a living room on your left. Like all the rooms on the main level, the living room has a lofty 10' ceiling. Two pairs of glazed doors open to the front porch, while a pair of pocket doors on the opposite wall open to the formal dining room. Built–in shelving and a pair of columns flank the opening from the foyer, and the opposite wall has a fireplace flanked by tall windows.

A short hallway beyond the foyer passes a door to the master suite on your right, and a wide opening to the dining room and a door to a powder room on your left, before opening to the family room and kitchen. The family room has a large fireplace flanked by built–ins on a wall facing the kitchen, so it can be enjoyed from both rooms. A pair of glazed doors open to a screened porch at the rear of the house, and there's a sunny breakfast nook closer to the kitchen that has two windows on each of three walls.

The kitchen has a large center island with a gas range on top, and the sinks are positioned under a trio of windows that look out to a covered porch. A short hall between it and the dining room has a pantry with a sink on one side and shelving on the other. A pocket door opens to a mudroom with built–in bench seating opposite storage lockers. Doors in the mudroom open to the laundry room and to the covered porch. A peninsula counter separates the kitchen from the family room. Cabinets hang above them for extra storage, and the far edge has a raised bar for casual dining and serving.

The remainder of the main level is devoted to the master suite. The master bedroom has two pairs of glazed doors that open to the front porch, and two large windows on the side wall, providing light, views, and cross ventilation. The bath features a large soaking tub in one corner and a large shower with a bench in another. There are also two sinks in this room, a private toilet, and a spacious walk–in closet.

The stairs to the upper level bring you to an open loft space. Double doors at each end of the loft open to the covered porch (also 10' deep) at the front of the house, and an office that overlooks the back yard. There are three bedrooms on this level, each with its own full bath. Bedroom 2 is more of a suite than a bedroom, with a large bedroom, deep walk–in closet, and large bath. Both it and bedroom 4 have two pairs of glazed doors that open to the covered porch. A pull–down ladder in the loft ceiling provides access to an attic storage space.

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