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PLAN OF THE WEEK: Mixed Materials

Our featured plans this week each feature detailed exteriors with mixed materials including stone, siding, and metal roofing.

The Jerivale #1033

Front Exterior of The Jerivale - House Plan 1033
3 beds, 3.5 baths, 3647 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Unexpected angles  promote rear views.
  • Expansive open kitchen with extra storage.
  • Dedicated study with built-ins
Family-friendly luxury

Columns frame the barrel-vault entrance, while shake, stone and siding complement the front porch’s metal roof. The two-story foyer grants views of the study, dining room, living room and balcony, while ceiling treatments, built-ins, fireplaces and a walk-in-pantry add elegance. Walk-in closets, a library and bonus room complete this home.

Second Floor Plan of The Jerivale - House Design 1033

First Floor Plan of The Jerivale - House Plan 1033


 

The Whitney #1262

Rendering of The Whitney - Home Plan 1262
3 beds, 2 baths, 2149 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Functional storage and workspace between garage and kitchen.
  • Unique dining room at the rear.
  • Special ceiling details throughout.
Convenient features

A combination of stone and siding creates a welcoming façade for this one-level home. Families will love the rear hall entrance from Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Whitney - Home Design 1262the garage, which features a coat closet and plenty of shelves for holding mail, keys, and other personal belongings. A handy e-space is located in the breakfast nook. The dining room projects out from the rear of the home, enabling it to enjoy views through three out of four walls.

First Floor Plan of The Whitney - House Plan 1262


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One Perfect Exterior, Several Layouts to Choose From

Our Silvergate Plan has been a favorite choice among our angled home designs with it’s elegant Craftsman exterior…

But with its hillside walkout basement, it won’t suite every lot. So we have created a variety of unique floor plans with this same dreamy exterior so there is something for everyone!

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Angled Craftsman Exterior of The Silvergate - House Plan 1254-D

Picture this as a two story home! The Bantry Plan #1336 features an angled floor plan which allows it to take advantage of rear views. The dining room, master bedroom, and screened porch are bayed, adding architectural interest, and the rear porch is topped with a cathedral ceiling and skylights. The spacious kitchen is right by the screened porch with summer kitchen, making outdoor entertaining easy. A pantry, coat closet, and utility room lead the way to the garage, while additional bedrooms and a bonus room complete the second floor.

Second Floor Plan of The Bantry - House Design 1336

First Floor Plan of The Bantry - House Plan 1336


Picture this as a one story cottage! The Rowan Plan #1366 is the perfect retirement or vacation home, with two bedrooms and an open layout for easy living. The great room, kitchen, and dining room flow into one another, with a relaxing sun room positioned to take in Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Rowan - Home Plan 1366views all around. The full master suite includes a tray ceiling, walk-in closets, and a roomy bath with barrel vaulted ceiling. An oversized bonus room with full bathroom awaits guests. Special details include a bedroom/study with window seat, e-space in the kitchen, spacious utility room, and garage storage.

Full photo album of the Rowan Plan here.

First Floor Plan of The Rowan - Home Design 1366


Prefer a hillside walkout, but want to make room for a home  elevator? Design In Progress #1332 has it taken care of! This European design has an angled floor plan living space on the lower level. A residential elevator has been added without reducing the overall square footage, and the rec room, dining room, and screen porch have been expanded. The layout makes this a perfect home to age-in-place.

conceptual design 1332 first floor plan: Now In Progress

conceptual design 1332 basement floor plan: Now In Progress

Our in-house modifications are available for every plan in our collection, so if you love this exterior style, choose the layout that suits your needs, and then have custom changes made as desired!

See the one-and-only Silvergate Plan #1254-D here!

Donald Gardner is on Flickr!

If you’re looking for home photos before you make your house plan purchase, be sure to check our Flickr page!

We are continually uploading new albums as they come in. Flickr is also the place to find photos of unfurnished homes, homes that have been significantly modified, or photos that are simply too small to post to our website.

Featured Albums:

The Rochelle Plan #1204 is our newest album, featuring professional quality interior and exterior shots of this stunning, European home.

5 beds, 4 baths, 3162 sq. ft.

The Whitney Plan #1262 is an album you won’t find on our website! These photos were taken when the home wasn’t quite finished, but you can see the thought and detail that went into it’s interior. Note the open layout and ceiling treatments!

  3 beds, 2 baths, 2149 sq. ft.

The Shady Grove Plan #262 is a rustic cabin that is the perfect little vacation getaway. The open kitchen/dining/great room is designed for relaxed gatherings, and the master suite makes up the entire second floor for privacy.

3 beds, 2 baths, 1338 sq. ft.

 The Runnymeade Plan #1164 is a popular small house design, and we have photos from two different homes – one of these is on our Flickr page and features an added 3rd garage bay.

3 beds, 2 baths, 1583 sq. ft.

The Evangeline Plan #1137 has stunning details throughout. This massive album of unfurnished photos shows extra modifications like a brick exterior, a heated/cooled sun room, and built-in wine storage.

  4 beds, 3 baths, 2531 sq. ft., built by JWB, Inc.

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PLAN OF THE WEEK: Angled Garages

Our featured plans Over & Under 2500 Sq. Ft. this week each have angled garages and Craftsman curb appeal. Take a look!

The Rowan #1366

2 beds, 3 baths, 1822 sq. ft.

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Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Packed with windows facing rear views.
  • Large, open kitchen with island and e-space.
  • Bonus room with bathroom, easily a third bedroom.
Small Craftsman Cottage

The ideal empty-nester or vacation home, this two bedroom design showcases rustic Craftsman style and easy living. The great room, kitchen, and dining room flow into one another, with a relaxing sun room positioned to take in views all around. The full master suite Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Rowan - House Design 1366includes a tray ceiling, walk-in closets, and a roomy bath with barrel vaulted ceiling. An oversized bonus room with full bathroom can serve as a private guest suite. Special details include a bedroom/study with window seat, e-space in the kitchen, spacious utility room, and garage storage.

First Floor Plan of The Rowan - House Floor Plan 1366

The Keowee #1159

4 beds, 3 baths, 2634 sq. ft.

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Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Unique formal dining room with tray ceiling.
  • Master suite with dual walk-in closets.
  • Huge walk-in pantry.
Columns, Angles, and Vaulted Ceilings

Multiple gables, a shed dormer and mixed materials give this home true Craftsman appeal. The foyer, dining room and great room are all open to one another, granting a spacious feel to the plan. Columns punctuate the entrance into each room, and the great room’s cathedral ceiling, fireplace and built-ins showcase custom details.

A peninsula in the kitchen double as a serving bar, while an adjacent breakfast room becomes the ultimate place to dine during casual meals. Note the oversized pantry and nearby closets.

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Keowee - Home Plan 1159The secondary bedrooms share a bath and are positioned for privacy. A flexible bedroom/study has its own bathroom, a vaulted ceiling and two closets. The master suite is truly luxurious with a tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets, porch access and a large master bath.

First Floor Plan of The Keowee - Home Design 1159

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