Are you ready for the first ever look at the second floor??? Before we get there, be sure to check out the first floor and the basement if you haven't already. Just like in those tours, we'll start with an Image Location Plan.
Now that you're oriented, let's check out the pics!
There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a laundry room upstairs, but the only thing you really see from the perspective above are 3 cased openings. Here, check out the next pic:
You know how in most houses, when you get to the second floor, there's a hallway with a bunch of doors? Turns out, Pancake doesn't like living that way - she doesn't like seeing all of the doors. So when designing the plan for our second floor, we needed to find a way to have doors, but for them to kind of just go away.
Scroll back up to the Image Location Plan and look at how the 2-story space aligns with the hallway at the top of the stairs. I'll wait while you look.....
Did you see it? Here's another plan to emphasize what I'm talking about:
The wall that defines the hallway is the same wall that defines the 2-story space. Everything in the yellow rectangle is experienced as one volume. The alcoves are outside of that volume, so they (and the doors they provide access to) disappear. Cool, right? Back to the tour...
So that's the tour. I hope you had fun looking around. Give me a shout down in the comments if you did.
Bye for now,
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