Porte Cochere + Bonus Room = ???
We've been playing around with floor plans, rough sketches with room sizes generally in proportion to our needs/wants, cutting out the pieces and moving them around to start our 'process'. We get stuck with the attached garage and screen porch because they cut out window options or suck the light where they join the house. We'll either have to accept that with a porch or do without it but a garage can be detached. Is it possible to do a porte cochere garage set up and still have a bonus room over the garage that can be accessed from the main house? Or is that complete overkill when we are looking to build a one story empty nester house? I'm trying to wrap my brain around the access, what it would look like and how it would function. I sure don't need an elevated hallway to try and heat/cool and that's what I think it would end up being.
Does anyone have suggestions where to look at plans with that feature so I can see how it works? Or can you explain/show how this might work? Or do I need to be talked down from this pie in the sky idea?