I thought you might also have fun seeing the full floor plan at this point. Here’s how the lower floor will be laid out. None of the bedrooms are huge– in fact, the queen ‘nook’ at the bottom of the stairs will be an experience in ‘tiny-house’ living. But as you can see there will be lots of private spaces, and a total of three full master suites, complete with king size beds. And along with 6 sleeping spaces, there will also be two bunk beds in the family room, built into the sides of the room to look like they’re pirate ships. (That’s where the curved walls are in the diagram.) I can’t wait to see how thrilled the kiddos will be to play and sleep in their own ships! Downstairs there will also be a large covered patio to the south, complete with a hot tub.
Then here’s the upper level, where the main group living space will be, along with the best views of the ocean, both indoors and on the south-facing deck. An added bonus here is that the master bedroom and bathroom will be wheelchair friendly, complete with a wheel-under vanity, a wheel-in shower, and grab bars where appropriate. The staircase for the home is extra-wide, and will be outfitted with a stair chair to more easily get anyone in a wheelchair up the stairs. I’m also adding some wheel-under space in the kitchen, so that someone in a wheelchair can comfortably help with food prep.
John is building a huge walnut dining table for large-family-friendly meals. We are also including plenty of baby-friendly features: gates at the tops of stairs, high chairs, toys, a tub for bathing kids, toddler cots for sleeping, a small fenced yard, and of course, safety features in the house and on the hot tub. The goal is to make it a family-friendly home in every way, and we are trying to combine all the best features we’ve appreciated when renting homes for our own family over the years.