Our House Required Features List

 

Rooms

First Floor

Entry

Dining Room

Library

Kitchen

Breakfast Area

Family/Great Room

Master Suite (bedroom, bath, closet)

Powder Room

3-Season Porch

Laundry Room

Second Floor

Guest Bedroom

Computer Room (Third bedroom)

Fourth Bedroom

Guest/Family Bathroom

Bonus room

Basement

            Game Room

            Theater

            Storage

            Powder Room

3-Car Garage

Large Back Deck

 

General Features

9’ Ceilings basement and first floor (except theater which is 11’), 8’ ceilings on second floor

2x6 walls in great room

Great room, breakfast area, and kitchen all open to each other

Brick on front (required by covenants) and down the entire west side

Would like about 3000 sq. ft.

Completely wired for voice, data, audio, video and home automation

Zoned heating and cooling

Generous electric service

Balcony or Bridge

Closed-loop Geothermal Heat Pump Forced-air heating and cooling

Air return in every room there is a vent

Empty conduit for future wiring

Outside outlets on front, side, and back of house

Propane (To hot water heaters, cook top, dryer, fireplace and outlet for grill)

Individual water shutoffs in basement for each area of the house

Complete, whole-house water filtration system (hard water lines to outside taps and sink in utility room)

Fenced area for dogs to play outside

Vinyl Windows

No outside painted surfaces (all vinyl or vinyl/aluminum clad)

Extra deep electrical boxes (for eventual home automation outlets and switches)

Ridge vents on roof (on master bedroom wing, main house, and garage)

16” on center framing except for roof which can be 24”

Engineered floor joists

 

Features By Room

 

Entry

Coat closet near front door

Covered front porch

2-story ceiling

Hardwood/laminate flooring

 

Dining Room

Tray ceiling

Directly connected to kitchen by butler’s pantry

Hardwood/laminate flooring

 

Deck

Power outlets

Hot tub

Propane outlet for grill

Wired for audio

 

Library

Hardwood/laminate flooring

Lots of built-in bookshelves

 

Breakfast Area

Ceramic Tile flooring

 

Family/Great Room

Fireplace (propane)

Large, tall windows

Windows face woods (north)

2-story ceiling

Ceiling fans (two)

Hardwood/laminate flooring

Oak on at least 12” of outside of stair treads

 

Kitchen

Sink-stove-refrigerator triangle

Sink and cook top close together (right angles or opposite each other)

Island

Cook top and oven, not a range

Built in oven/microwave pair (1 oven only)

Dishwasher

Walk-in pantry nearby

Extra high counters

Exhaust fan to outside at the cook top (not just a filter)

Disposal

Sink facing into the great room

No appliance garage

No built-in cutting board

No built-in refrigerator

No desk in kitchen

Lots of countertop and cabinets

Small wine rack

Ceramic Tile flooring

Corian (or similar) counter tops except island which will be granite

 

Master Bedroom

Walk-in closet (carpet)

Large, tall windows facing north (the view)

Door to the deck

On ground floor

Ceiling fan

Wall-to-wall carpet

 

Master Bathroom

Whirlpool tub

Shower (doorless – sheet of glass separating from rest of bath)

Synthetic marble on walls of shower, ceramic tile on floor

Toilet in separate room that has a window

Extra high counters

Exhaust fan to outside

Own hot water heater

Windows around tub

Carpet except near tub and shower which will be ceramic tile

 

Guest Bedroom

Second floor

Private entrance to bath

Windows to the north

Wall-to-wall carpet

 

Guest Bath

Also serves as shared family bath so two entrances (from guest bedroom and hall)

Exhaust fan to outside

Vinyl flooring

Acrylic Surround with no towel racks

 

Powder room

Near dining and great room without walking through kitchen

Exhaust fan to outside

Hardwood/Laminate Flooring

 

Computer Room

2 electric circuits dedicated just to this room

Much higher than average number of wall outlets

Maximum wall space (small closet door)

Wall-to-wall carpet

 

Stairs and Bridge

Carpet with wood edge (8” wide on treads)

 

Upstairs Hall

Wall-to-wall carpet

 

3-Season Porch

Door to the Deck

Vinyl flooring

 

Laundry Room

Large enough for washer, dryer, small chest freezer, sink, and cabinets

Connected to kitchen

Outside entrance to covered porch

Area to hang clothes for drip-drying

Built in ironing board.

Vinyl flooring

 

Bonus Room

Initially unfinished attic space.

With stud walls, decked and insulated

Already wired to be finished

Already HVAC ducted for future finishing.

 

Game Room

Finished

Berber carpet

 

Game Room Powder Room

Finished

Vinyl Flooring

 

Theater Room

Unfinished with stud walls (place wallboard in the space for later finishing, enough for walls only not ceiling)

11’ ceiling in the theater area only

Light-baffle door

Media and equipment room

“escape” door