By Flore Hadrien. Floor Plan. Published at Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 00:50:40 AM.
Windows on two sides of a room balance daylight and create a spacious feeling; windows on just one side of a room create a cave-like feeling and promote glare. Windows set high in a wall can provide daylight while preserving privacy; however a room with these high windows, often called clerestories, will feel tight and boxy if it does not also have lower windows on another wall for views. A window wall that wraps around the end of a room, can be an especially dramatic way to celebrate a view -- as long as there is an overhang to protect from too much direct sunlight.
Floor plans used to be called “blueprints.” They came in a roll and included all of the details required to build (or change) a home. Today, they still contain “building instructions” in the form of multiple pages of drawings, but most house plan are delivered as digital files and can be viewed on a screen or printed out onto regular paper for review, to get bids, or to submit for permits.
More detailed floor plans include “dimension strings” to locate windows, doors, walls and other architectural elements. Dimension strings are drawn parallel to the element with 45º “hash marks” at each end of the dimension string indicating where the measurement starts and ends
This home has a gracious, open plan with a large, two story living area that opens up completely to the outside with a massive folding door to the covered porch and screened porch. It is perfect for entertaining and with large expanses of glass in the bedroom and living room areas, it would work well on a lake, ocean or view lot. The plan features a main level master suite, large dining room and a loft office/guest suite with its own bathroom.
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