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Second Floor Master Suite

Essentially McMillan House is a two story (three including basement), two bedroom, two bath 2,600sf open floor plan (loft like) home. The Second Floor Master Suite with its vaulted ceilings is open and airy integrating multiple use areas into one large master suite.

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Second Floor Master Suite (looking east)

Second Floor Master Suite (as seen from bedroom love seat)

Second Floor Master Suite

Second Floor Master Suite

Office

Second Floor Elevator

Wet Bar

Wet Bar Sink

Wet Bar Mini Fridge

Second Floor Master Suite (as seen from east hallway)

Second Floor Master Suite (looking east)

  • 20′ vaulted ceiling gives suite a spacious feeling
  • 108″ sofa with area rug defines second floor living room
  • Wet bar with electric kettle sit just off the hallway
  • Flat screen television mounted on wall above built-in cabinetry

Second Floor Master Suite (as seen from bedroom love seat)

  • Flat screen visible from bed
  • Recliner, sofa, area rug & two ottomans define sitting area

Second Floor Master Suite

  • Second floor master suite includes (L to R) L-shaped desk, standing frame, elevator/stairwell, master bedroom, sofa sitting area

Second Floor Master Suite

  • Second floor master suite includes (L to R) L-shaped desk, standing frame, elevator/stairwell, master bedroom, sofa sitting area
  • Note the exposed duct work traversing the second floor along an E/W axis

Office

  • Office area on west end of space with elevator and stairwell directly ahead

Second Floor Elevator

  • Elevator opens office and living area of the second floor master suite

Wet Bar

  • Wet bar with electric kettle enables me to make beverages without returning to the kitchn
  • Gray storage unit holds coffee, tea, cocoa and spoons
  • Wide hallway leads to master bathroom on left, dressing/laundry room ahead and roof top deck on right

Wet Bar Sink

  • Deep sink at wet bar

Wet Bar Mini Fridge

  • Small refrigerator with ice maker enables me to make refreshments without returning to the kitchen

Second Floor Master Suite (as seen from east hallway)

Overview

While individually different, much of the success of the bedrooms is do to their creative use of space and the flow of the rooms. The master bedroom is semi-private anchoring the north side of the second floor of the large master suite.

Second Floor Master Suite

The second floor master suite continues the loft-like open floor plan found on the first floor. There is no attic so the vaulted cathedral ceiling spans upwards of 20’ feet. The master suite contains the bedroom, informal living room and the home office/study in one integrated space. There’s a half wall that functions to define the stairwell/elevator and the bedroom. The roof of the house is made of a solid SIPS panel. The ceiling is comprised of hanging sheets of maple veneer which appear to float. Vaulted ceilings draw attention to themselves and require architectural detail/expression.

Bedroom

The master bedroom anchors the north side of the second floor. Its composition is that of a typical bedroom including a queen size bed with matching end tables and lamps on either side, an armoire in the corner and a love seat against the adjacent wall. All the windows which open in the house are casement windows which crank open. The window treatment is a simple Roman blind affair that covers the lower 2/3’s of the window.

Second Floor Living Area

The informal living room area is defined by an area rug in front of large 108” sofa, a round end table and a reclining chair all facing some built-in cabinetry. Floating above the cabinetry is a wall mounted Yamaha surround sound speaker and a Sony flat screen television. Included in the cabinetry on the far left is a refrigerator with an ice maker. Separated from this cabinetry by a window is a substantial wet bar with an electric kettle. The idea is once upstairs, I don’t have to return down stairs for refreshments, winter or summer.

Second Floor Office Area

Tucking an L-shaped desk, each end anchored with integral drawers and file cabinets, against the west wall provides an efficient and effective work/study/office. Adjacent to the desk are two casement windows peering onto the front yard. This location/orientation also allows me to watch the wall mounted television across the room or visit with someone sitting in the living room. As the office, bedroom, roof top deck and living area are all part of the master suite it goes without saying the wet bar and refrigerator service all these rooms.

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