Home Plan Detail

Magical Mix of Materials

By: Jon Rentfrow
Rentfrow Residential Design


Square Footage

Total living area: 3066'
Basement: 4410'
Footprint: 72' 6" W x 40' 0" D


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


Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 3
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Sloping


  • Screened Porch
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Master Sitting Rm.
  • Optional Basement
  • Covered Deck
  • Bonus Rm. Above Garage


As the name implies, what really makes this stunningly attractive house stand out – in addition to the unique rooflines, angles, and overall shape – is the choice and combination of exterior materials. Horizontal lap siding and synthetic stone provide textured surfaces that work perfectly together, as do the seamed metal and asphalt that cover different portions of the roof. Just add cedar detailing at the porch, entryway, and windows and you have a house that will stand out in any setting. Originally designed for a piece of property that sloped to the front, this house can of course be built on most lots with modest modifications.

The covered entry is connected to a deep covered deck that wraps around the front of the house. As you step into a foyer with a ceiling that rises to two stories, the formal dining room is just to your right, the kitchen and casual dining area are straight ahead, and the great room is to your left. The ceiling in the dining room rises from a lofty 12' at the edges of the room to 13' in the middle. Three large windows with transom windows above them provide great light and views to the front, and a bump–out on the far wall provides space for cabinets or furniture.

Turning left from the foyer you pass the stairs to the upper and lower levels before entering the great room. On the left, the entire wall is filled with wide windows with transoms that look out to and through the front deck, and above them in the vaulted ceiling area there are three more windows with the same overall width. The room vaults from 19' at the edges to a breathtaking 26' in the center, and four exposed wood trusses with curved bottoms to match the curve in the upper windows cross the room from side to side. There's a fireplace in one corner, and in another there's a glazed door that opens to the covered deck.

Straight ahead from the foyer are the kitchen and a large casual dining area/family room, both of which have10' ceilings criss–crossed by decorative wood beams. Light and views in the kitchen are provided by a trio of windows over the sink area that look out to and through a patio at the rear of the house. Next to the patio, and accessible from either it or the family room, is a screened porch with a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace at one end.

Between the foyer and the family room there's a door that opens to the laundry/mud room. One door in this room opens first to a space with a coat closet on one side and a desk on the other before reaching the pantry, while another opens to the 3–car garage.

An opening just off the great room brings you to a small vestibule that provides access to a guest powder room and a fantastic master suite. The ceiling in the bedroom rises from 10' at the edges to 11' in the middle. One large window looks out to the side, while three others look out to the covered front deck. A wide angled opening brings you to a lovely sitting room. Octagonal in shape, 8 pie segments meet at the middle of the vaulted ceiling. Three adjacent walls are filled with windows, while another wall has a recessed fireplace, and yet another has a glazed door that opens to the front deck. The master bath has a soaking tub set beneath windows, a separate shower, two sinks, and a private toilet. Both it and the large walk–in closet next to it have 10' ceilings.

At the top of the stairs to the upper level, a bridge that looks down to the foyer and the great room provides access to two bedrooms and an optional bonus space above the garage. Each bedroom has a total of three windows on two walls for light and cross ventilation, it's own full bath and walk–in closet, and each has a 9' ceiling.

Should you choose to build the lower level, there's a guest bedroom with a sitting room, full bath and walk–in closet, and a large home theater, on either side of a recreation room with a bar area and a powder room.

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