GLA Definition & Disclosure/Disclaimer
Gross Living Area (GLA): Total area of finished, above-grade residential space; calculated by measuring the outside perimeter of the structure and includes only finished, habitable, above-grade living space. (Finished basements and attic areas are not generally included in total gross living area. Local practices, however, may differ.)* Additionally, garage area, storage areas, mechanical rooms, unfinished spaces, etc. are also excluded.
Below Grade Finished Living Area: Living area where floor level is below grade, yet finish area is completed in a manner that is consistent with above grade living area finishes, is habitable, and is within the calculated load specifications of dwelling's HVAC system.
Additions and conversions to living area are so identified, when applicable and determinable, and are included within the respective living area calculation, provided design quality and finish is completed in a manner that is consistent throughout.
*Source: Appraisal Institute, The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 5th ed. (Chicago: Appraisal Institute, 2010)
- GLA Sketches and Gross Living Areas are developed from software generated building area calculations based on dimensions derived from physical on-site measurements, blueprints, or sketches, as permitted by the client. The source of dimensions is disclosed.
- Layout Plans are based on acquired measures and rendered at approximate scale.
- Layout Plans are intended as Artistic Renderings for Illustrative Purposes Only.
- Data provided are based upon information that is believed reliable and correct; however, no guarantee, warranty or representation, expressed or otherwise, is made.
- Layout Plans are not intended to be used as architectural plans for design and build specifications.
- Should architectural plans be required, a licensed Architect should be consulted.