his 4,121 sq. ft. Mountain Laurel 3 has three floors of living space to maximize buildable area on a relatively small footprint. While it looks like its cousin, the Mountain Laurel 1, this plan was designed to take full advantage of a sloping site allowing for a lower level walk-out and a second floor. As with the other plans in the Mountain Laurel series, high beamed ceilings, heavy, rough-hewn trusses, bright clerestories and dormer windows create the bright, airy feeling of a sunny mountain "lodge".
A special feature of this home plan is the ability to close the house off into two separate living areas. If desired, one can be accessed from above and one from below. This set up is perfect for an in-law suite or for special guests who have the luxury of being secluded in their private world with direct access to the covered terrace and the natural environment just outside. Give your friends the key to the terrace level and be comforted in knowing the upper floors are reserved for you. Or, open the whole house for that big family reunion by the lake. The kids will love their world on the terrace level (and so will you!).