We need a new home in a beautiful lakefront lot in North Carolina.
The lot is the 600 ft deep and 100 ft wide. The lake frontage is 100 ft, and the view is about 200 degrees looking to the NW, N and NE.
Side setbacks are 12’ and rear setback is 50”. There is currently a home on the lot which needs to be torn down.
Location: 104 S Lakeshore Drive Whispering Pines, NC 28327, USA.
The challenge is to create great spaces in the "not so big" tradition of a "cozy lake house" that takes advantage of the view and puts the right rooms in the right places.
We want a charming home with warm spaces, with a somewhat open and functional floor plan, while still being practical about the fact that someday we may have many grandchildren of our own visiting. Think special and cozy places while achieving an open and light environment.
Probably prefer Cape Cod style, but will consider other charming/interesting looks.
1- 2600-3000 sq feet house
2- 2 floors
3- First floor ceilings: 9’-10’; Second floor ceilings: 9’
4- Hardwood floors on the first floor, except for master bathroom and laundry room
5- Wood siding maybe with some stone or brick on exterior
6- 2X6 exterior walls
7- Windows with divided light
8- Geothermal energy system
9- Separate cooling/heating system for each floor
10- Whatever cost saving measures can be taken without compromising above list would be great.
1- Master bedroom suite. Should accommodate his and hers walk-in closets. Master bathroom should have tub and shower.
Would love a bay window with a window seat in the master bedroom
2- White kitchen with a dinning space.
Would love a built-in bay window seat that seats several (7-8 people) at a round table overlooking the lake.
The kitchen should have: kitchen Island with counter height bar, wall oven and microwave, 2 sinks, dishwasher, 48” refrigerator, and 36” stovetop; walk-in pantry.
Dishwasher and sinks should be away from family room to limit noise.
3- Family room connecting to Kitchen/dinning space (open-space layout). Should have a fireplace with mounted TV. Should have windows on both sides for view, and all across view plane.
4- Formal dining room—doesn’t need to be large
6- Laundry room
7- Powder room
Rooms that should have lake view:
Master suite, kitchen/dining/family room -open space and keeping room or sitting room off kitchen
Rooms that can be without view:
Foyer, Study, laundry, powder, dining, living
2 Bedrooms with baths and a big “dorm” space that all the grandkids can bunk together in…just a bunch of built-in beds and a room to play games on the floor!
Bedrooms should have lake view.
1-Covered porch/ screened porch/Sunroom/ Carolina room okay but not mandatory
2- Two-car Garage with side entry or hidden entry on the side of the house away from the lake. It should be on the front right because there is where the current driveway is.
We can also consider a detached 2-car garage on non-lake side, or wherever you think it works.
3- Charming curb appeal and lots of windows in the back opening out to the lake.
WIth all I have already mentioned above, affordability is still a factor. We had to spend a lot on the land so we'd like to keep this as affordable as possible without compromising style. (tall order I know) . Also, there are some criteria on the lake for building...ie. multiple roof pitches and/or dormers, or "L" shape in roof, required. "No facade may consist of a single unbroken plane..." which should be easy enough to meet.
We are hoping for floor plans (detailed, showing what makes a house a home and special) and elevations from front, back and sides, sections, and foundation plan. Everything we need to get permitted and start rolling! We can't wait! Would also love cabinet elevations and whatever other suggestions you have...
- PLAN DRAWING(s): Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
- 2xSECTION VIEWS : Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
- 4xELEVATION VIEWS : Scale 1/4"-1' (or 1/50)
- PERSPECTIVE/AXONOMETRIC VIEWS (where relevant)
MATERIAL FROM CLIENT:
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