You will love welcoming visitors into this hybrid timber frame home. The front door opens into a vaulted area with the living room on the right. Strong wood posts lead the eye upward to the loft area upstairs and the exposed timbers holding up the roof. The dining area lies straight ahead.
The entrance and loft are well lit by a grand window in the front dormer. The open loft area could accommodate a studio for art or crafts, an office, a reading nook, a play area for kids, a model train layout, an occasional bedroom or whatever your lifestyle craves. It’s a most pleasurable space to spend time in, and feels a lot like being in a tree. Put some large houseplants on the ledge beside the stairs to promote beauty and air quality.
The attached garage is connected to the centre of the house. As well as a car, it has room for a workbench and storage, and a utility room for your hot water heater, pressure tank, and … well, solar panel controls, perhaps. Maybe you’d rather build a boat in the garage and leave the car outdoors. As well as a car door, the garage has a people-sized door which functions as the back door of the house, which means that you’ve got a great mudroom – a real bonus if you have kids or do much gardening.
The kitchen, which juts off the dining room, is organized for efficiency, with lots of counter space and everything conveniently located within a few steps.
The master bedroom on the main floor with ensuite bath accommodates those who need or prefer one-level living.
A downstairs powder room with laundry is adjacent to the master bedroom with ensuite. Placing bathrooms adjacent to each other is economical when you’re building a house.
Over the garage is a bedroom or studio or “Bonus Room”, with windows on three sides. It could function as an extra-large bedroom, a play area, a music studio, art studio, yoga studio or large office. A large windowed dormer adds headroom on one side, while the other side has a sloped ceiling.
With choices of how to use the loft space and the Bonus Room, the Granville can adapt to your lifestyle as it evolves and changes. It provides enough different spaces for a growing family to live and play.
An upstairs bedroom has a romantic sloped wall/ceiling and a good-sized closet.
We’ve added a basement floor plan, which adds another 908 sq. ft. of living space, room for a rec room and another bedroom. Alternatively, you could build the house on a slab, without a basement.
Closets really help make a house livable, and they’re something to look for when you’re researching house plans. The Granville has lots of closets: one at each entrance, a linen closet upstairs and another downstairs, and one in each bedroom including the loft and the Bonus Room.
Classic Maritime styling fits beautifully into the neighbourhood, or graces a rural property as if it had been there forever.
With at least 2½ baths and 2 or 3 or 4 bedrooms, depending on your choices, this practical but beautifully designed house is designed for real life.
Click here to see a real live Granville under construction in New Brunswick.
Your Package Contains:
- Working Prints
Floor plans, foundation plan, roof plan, sections, elevations, window & door schedules and construction details.
- Timber Frame Plans
Roof plan (plan view of roof framing), 2nd floor framing, timber elevations, timber bent drawings (sections) and timber sizings.