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One story floor plans with basements

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

One story floor plans with a basement

One story floor plans with a basement can be hard to find - so we've put together a list of some great floor plans that include a basement level. These plans will give you a good idea of the common layout options and features within Raleigh basement homes.

We'll also give you tips for how to choose the right home plan - to help you consider the benefits of a basement home.

The Wickham - Alan Mascord home plan

One story floor plans with basementThe Wickham has it all - from luxury design such as a professional style chef's kitchen to practical features such as work and mud rooms. 

Total Living Area: 6228 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4.5

Garage: 3 car

Style: Luxury, Country, Craftsman

On the first floor, a sprawling kitchen and great room invite those who love to entertain. A massive master suite with spa bath acts as a retreat, after you're done working in your home office complete with fireplace. 

One story floor plans with basementOn the basement level, three bedrooms are spaced around a game room, crafts room, exercise room, and bar.

One story floor plans with basement

The Briarwood - Alan Mascord home plan

One story floor plans with basementThe Briarwood is a "Prairie" style house with low, horizontal lines drawn to blend the interior space with the flat surrounding terrain.

Total Living Area: 2694 sq. ft.with 608 additional unfinished sq ft

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3.5

Garage: 2 car

Style: Contemporary, Craftsman, Prairi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Open floor plan Clerestory windows

One story floor plans with basement

On the first floor, the island kitchen opens to the informal dining room and great room. A mud room leads to the three car garage. The master bedroom features a spa bath with oversized walk in closet.

An exterior staircase leads to the basement level.

One story floor plans with basement

This basement has a dual-purpose design. Like many basement plans, a third bedroom, bath, and games room offer separate living quarters and hang out space. This basement plan also incorporates a separate workshop with storage room.

 

The Rainey - Don Gardner Hillside Walkout home plan

One story floor plans with basement

The Rainey is a Don Gardner home plan designed for a hillside or sloped lot.

Total Living Area: 2966 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Garage: 2 car

Style:Craftsman, Mountain, Walkout basement

 

Don Gardner walkout basement home plans emphasize outdoor living spaces with porches, screen rooms, and decks and views of the surrounding landscape with plenty of windows.

One story floor plans with basement

On the first floor, the U-shaped kitchen is open to the formal dining room and great room. A mud room and walk in pantry offer plenty of utility and storage space. The master bedroom has private access to one of two rear porches.

One story floor plans with basement On the basement floor, lower porches and a patio add to the expansive outdoor living space in this plan.

A large family room with fireplace separates bedrooms 3 and 4. A bathroom is tucked around the corner.

The Butler's Mill Cottage - Max Fulbright Designs Home Plan

One story floor plans with basement

The Butler's Mill Cottage is a Max Fulbright Designs home plan designed for a sloped lot.

Total Living Area:2333 sq. ft. plus the sq ft of an optional basement level

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Garage: 2 car

Style: Traditional, Mountain, Lakeside

 

One story floor plans with basement

On the first floor, the foyer opens into a spacious family room with fireplace. An island kitchen faces an informal dining area. The his and her master suite is a spacious corner suite. A separate mud room and laundry room are placed on opposite sides of the home.

A grill deck with stairs to the lower level adds essential outdoor living opportunities.

One story floor plans with basement

The Sabrina - A Frank Betz Associates Home Plan

One story floor plans with basementThe Sabrina is a one story floor plan designed for an optional basement.

Total Living Area:2170 sq. ft. without optional basement level

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Garage: 2 car

Style:Traditional, Brick/ Stucco, Basement, Southern

A wrap-around covered porch welcomes visitors. Past the formal dining room, a spacious kitchen with breakfast bar opens to the family room.

One story floor plans with basementIn this floor plan, a homeowner desiring a basement level merely tells the builder to extend the garage forward, and an optional staircase is added behind the Laundry Room/Bedroom 3.  The basement level can then be designed to meet the homeowner's exact needs - a typical layout can include a large Recreation Room, an office, an exercise room, and storage.

The Manchester Walk - Frank Betz Associates Home Plan

One story floor plans with basementThe Manchester Walk is an efficient home design that offers an optional second story bonus room and basement level.

Total Living Area:1760 sq. ft.

Opt. basement:1760 sq. ft.

Opt second floor: 323 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Garage: 2 car

Style: Brick home, Basement, Country

In this home plan, the master suite and secondary bedrooms sit on opposite ends of the home. A gormet kitchen with rounded island faces the family room with fireplace. A breakfast nook opens to a rear deck.

One story floor plans with basement

In this floor plan, the "up" and "down" arrows on the staircase located just off the garage indicate access to the optional second story and basement.

The Butler Ridge - Don Gardner Hillside Walkout home plan

One story floor plans with basementThe Butler Ridge is a Don Gardner home plan designed as a hillside walkout plan with Old World European influence. 

Total Living Area: 2896 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Garage: 2 car

Style: Cottage, Cabin, Old World, Craftsman

 

One story floor plans with basement

An angled courtyard garage connects to the home through a mud room breezeway.

A massive two island kitchen opens to the great room and angled dining room. The his and her master suite has private access to the back porch.

One story floor plans with basementThere are two bedrooms in this basement floor. One bedroom has a private bathroom; the other bedroom has a buddy bath (with access from the bedroom and the hallway). 

A large rec room with fireplace sits at the center.  

The Glen Abby - Frank Betz Associates Home Plan

One story floor plans with basementThe Glen Abby is a five bedroom home offering luxury living spaces.

Total Living Area:3206 sq. ft.

Opt. basement: 3206 sq. ft.

Opt second floor: 309 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4.5

Garage: 3 car

Style: Courtyard Garage, All Brick, Luxury

Click here to see a photo gallery of a similar home built near Raleigh, NC - The Avonstone Manor.

One story floor plans with basementIn this floor plan, the "up" and "down" arrows on the staircase located just past the garage indicate access to the optional second story and basement.

The Tumalo - Alan Mascord home plan

One story floor plans with basementTotal Living Area:3171 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Garage: 3 car

Style:Traditional, daylight basement, large master suite

 

One story floor plans with basement

The first floor of the Tumalo home plan features an island kitchen, mud room, large master suite, and open great room.

One story floor plans with basementThe basement floor features a lower deck, exercise room, rec room, bedroom with attached bath, and wine cellar.

A bar area or wine cellar is one of the most popular basement home features.

The Sycamore - Alan Mascord home plan

One story floor plans with basementThe Sycamore is a craftsman lodge home plan designed with natural materials and views in mind.

Total Living Area:3565 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Garage: 2 car

Style: Lodge, Sloped Lot, Craftsman

 

There are several traditional floor plan features in this home, such as the formal dining room just off the foyer and a galley kitchen. In place of the formal living room is a den/bedroom.

An expansive outdoor living space enjoys its own fireplace, kitchen, barbecue and built-in storage - a modern living appeal.

One story floor plans with basement

Downstairs, two additional bedrooms and baths surround an oversized recreation room.

One story floor plans with basement

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Raleigh, NC Basement Home Options | How Much does a Basement Cost?

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Dec 07, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

New Homes with Basements in the Raleigh, NC Area

How Much do Basements Cost in Raleigh, NC?

 

How do I find a basement home in the Triangle?

If you're looking for a basement home in the Raleigh NC area, chances are really good that you'll be considering a "walk out" or "daylight" basement

Because of the high water tables and high water content of the soil, many builders will not take liability for a basement that is fully underground.  Without drainage, water leakage is much more likely to occur at some point, even with extensive sealing.  

What is a daylight basement?

Daylight Basement Homes

A daylight basement usually has at least one fully exposed wall that looks just like a "normal" house.  

To build a daylight basement home, you'll need a lot with some slope to it - an ideal slope will have anywhere from 8 to 12 ft in height difference between the front of the home and the back of the home. 

Of course, a lot with more or less slope can also work - but the more the dirt needs to be moved around to accomodate the home, the higher the cost is likely to be. 

The front of the home will look like a standard one or two story home.  From the rear of the home, the basement will be visible as an additional story. 

Basement Homes Raleigh

French doors, sliding doors, and windows can provide plenty of natural light for the basement.

Many basements are unfinished at the time the home is sold.  The homeowner can finish the space later, and save money either by doing some of the work themselves, or by paying cash rather than financing the cost of the additional finish work. 

 

What type of foundation walls are used for basements in the Raleigh NC area?

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In some areas of the country, poured foundation walls are very common. 

In the Raleigh area, the most common type of basement foundation wall system is precast concrete, from a specialized subcontractor like Superior Walls (Basement Homes Raleigh NC)

A Superior Wall system is carefully calculated for each individual home. 

The type of soil, load bearing weight, load bearing columns, exterior finish, and locations of windows and doors can all have impact on the foundation wall construction.

How Much Does a Basement Home Cost in the Raleigh, NC area?

A few factors that affect the cost of building a basement home in Raleigh include:

- Basement size

- Is the basement the same size as the first floor, or is it smaller with a combined crawlspace foundation?Daylight Basement Homes

-Is the lot suitable for a basement home (ie enough slope for a daylight basement), or will some modifications be needed?

- Do you want a finished or unfinished basement?

- How many and what type of windows and doors are planned? 

- How large of a deck will be attached to the first floor, extending over the daylight basement?

We provide free building cost estimates, specific to your favorite floor plan from www.FrankBetz.com, www.MonsterHousePlans.com, www.HousePlans.com, or any other site.  Just contact us, and send us a link to the floor plan you love!

Don't have a floor plan yet?  We'll help you find one, from any of thousands of available options

 

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