When you have a house over 5000 square feet or more, you can truly design and build the home of your dreams – with all the amenities you could ever want.
Read this article to get ideas about the features of these houses.
1. LARGE KITCHEN
Homes this size tend to have a nice and large kitchen. Sometimes it even includes more industrial appliances like multiple ovens, oversize refrigerators, and two dishwashers.
With open kitchen breakfast nooks and formal dining rooms, there is always plenty of space for everyone at the table and family rooms, often with fireplaces, as part of a Great Room open floor plan.
2. MULTIPLE MASTER SUITES
Most homes over 5000 square feet follow the “split bedroom layout” plan. This means the master bedroom is separated from the other bedrooms by either an entire story or at least a living space. They also tend to have more than one master suite. However, this second master suite may be in a less ideal location of the home and is usually meant for making guests more comfortable with more amenities or hosting family members (like parents or in-laws) for longer periods of time.
3. HIGH AND/OR VAULTED CEILINGS
It is quite common for villas and country houses to have at least 9 feet of ceiling and usually 10, 12 feet or more. The higher ceilings make the interior appear bulkier and complement the larger room sizes common in these homes.
Vaulted ceilings that may soar two stories or so are also often standard features. These ceilings may be in a Great Room (the most commonplace for a 2-story ceiling), a master suite, or even a kitchen or screened-in or covered porch.
4. OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE AND ENTERTAINING SPACES
Large homes almost invariably have expansive or multiple outdoor living spaces like covered porches, screened and/or sunrooms, patios, grilling decks, sun decks. These “outdoor rooms” may be fitted with outdoor furniture, area rugs, fire pits, and/or stone or brick fireplaces.
In addition, these 5000 square feet houses have many entertaining spaces, including:
• billiards/pool (indoor and/or outdoor)
• in-home theater and other media
• board games, video games of all descriptions, card playing
• sports on TV, sports courts
Some of these areas may even include a built-in bar or wet bar as part of the ambiance.
5. MORE CAR GARAGE
The 5000 square feet house usually has a garage that holds more than two cars. Those in the market for a big luxury home may be able to buy more than two cars. Or the house may be intended to house a large, mature family in which many family members have cars. Or the owner may just want to add a garage space so he can have a workshop or convenient storage for bulky items other than cars.
The above are the salient features of houses larger than 5,000 square feet. There is no typical layout or style for these house plans. Find out carefully to build a perfect floor plan for your home.