Home Plan Detail

Rustic Retreat

By: Dale Mulfinger, FAIA
SALA Architects, Inc.


Square Footage

Total living area: 1576'
Basement: 2752'
Main Level:1176'
Footprint: 54' 6" W x 30' 3" D


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.0
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 1
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 2
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Stone Fireplace
  • Loft/Bedroom
  • Lower Rec Room
  • Detached Garage
  • 2BR 1BA Basement
  • Sunroom
  • Lower Workroom


The breezeway between the house and the garage also functions as the foyer. Windows flank the door on either side, and there's a large coat closet and built–in bench across from the door. As you step into the house, there are stairs to the upper (and lower) levels on your right, while the open living area is straight ahead. The living and dining area has a ceiling that vaults to a soaring 22' in the middle, while the ceiling in the kitchen is set at a cozy 8'.

A large stone fireplace sits at one end of the living space, with a window next to it so you can see who's entering the front door. On the adjoining wall at the front of the house there's a glass door that opens to a charming screened porch. The remainder of this front wall is filled with windows, as is the wall that adjoins it. There are eight large windows in all, with two more placed high up above the first five. Open to both the dining and family room is the kitchen, which has a large island with a range on top, and a pair of windows over the sink.

The remainder of the main level is devoted to the Couple's Realm. The master bedroom has two windows on one wall and three on another, providing lots of natural light, views, and ventilation. There's a walk–in closet and a small bath with two sinks. Upstairs there's a loft that looks down to the living spaces below.

Should you choose to build the basement level, it's designed for two more bedrooms, a full bath, a laundry room, a rumpus room, and a workroom that could be used in any way you wish (maybe a workOUT room!).

Floor Plans