PLAN OF THE WEEK: Stone Details

Exterior stonework enhances each of these very different home designs.

The Dewfield #1030

The Dewfield - House Plan 1030. Stone details grace the exterior
3 beds, 2 baths, 1676 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Open kitchen/dining/great room arrangement with lots of windows.
  • Extra storage in the kitchen and utility room.
  • Cathedral and tray ceilings add volume.
Small home with big curb appeal

While the Palladian window softens the stone wall and gable, a prominent dormer towers above the entrance. The common rooms, along with the master bedroom, take advantage of views through numerous windows and French doors. A cathedral ceiling and fireplace highlight the great room, while a closet and pantry create storage.

First Floor Plan of The Dewfield - House Plan 1030

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Dewfield - House Plan 1030

 

The Drayton Hall #1238

Stone Exterior of the Drayton Hall Design #1238
Photographed home built by G.T. Issa Construction, LLC
4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3484 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • A three-car garage with storage bay makes room for recreational vehicles.
  • Formal great room and casual family room.
  • Guest suite with full bath upstairs.
Elegant design with every amenity

The dramatic stone arch and Old World style mixed materials create a lasting first impression. Entertainers and chefs will appreciate the  open kitchen with island that provides working space for multiple chefs. A butler’s pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room and creates a space to stash dirty dishes or extra wine and linens. A large, open e-space connects the breakfast and kitchen space to the family room. Built-ins and a decorative ceiling make this room comfortable but luxurious.

First Floor Plan of The Drayton Hall - House Plan 1238

The second floor is open to the foyer and great room below, and features an oversized bonus room and a guest suite with full bath. Two additional bedrooms have walk-in closets and share a roomy hall bath. A laundry chute sends clothes directly to the huge utility room downstairs.

Second Floor Plan of The Drayton Hall - House Plan 1238

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      PLAN OF THE WEEK: 2 Popular Home Designs

      Two Popular House Designs, Over & Under 2500 sq.ft.

      The Giverny Court #1148:

      The Giverny Court - House Plan 1148: Popular Design OVER 2500 sq. ft.
      4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2857 sq. ft.

      Home Design Quick Facts:

      • Spectacular master suite with a 10′x13′ walk-in closet.
      • Huge kitchen with island seating for casual entertaining.
      • Expansive front and back porches.
      Unexpected angles

      From an impressive stone exterior to numerous bay windows inside, this home is truly unique. The great room and dining room are immediately apparent from the foyer in this open floor plan. With columns, a niche, and an octagonal tray ceiling, the dining room is nothing short of luxurious. The great room, kitchen and breakfast room are all open to one another making entertaining easy.

      First Floor Plan of The Giverny Court - House Plan 1148

      Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Giverny Court - House Plan 1148The master suite rests in the rear of the home for privacy. Hugged by a bay window, the generous bedroom is accompanied by a massive walk-in closet and an elegant bath. Secondary bedrooms are positioned on the opposite side of the home and share a bathroom. A bonus room above the garage enjoys plenty of light with two dormers and a large window.

       

      The Summerhill Plan #1090

      The Summerhill Design 1090: Popular Design UNDER 2500 sq.ft.
      3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2193 sq. ft.

      Home Design Quick Facts:

      • Cottage curb appeal with a contemporary layout.
      • Master suite with extra closet space and a large bath.
      • Formal dining room and casual breakfast room.
      Craftsman Cottage

      Double dormers echo the dual-arched portico, as twin sets of tapered columns provide architectural detail in this lavish exterior. Shake siding and stone detail add Craftsman charm. Vaulted ceilings offer vertical volume throughout the open living spaces. Ceiling treatments enhance the dining room and foyer, and a large, rear porch to enjoy Mother Nature rests off the master bedroom.

      First Floor Plan of The Summerhill - House Plan 1090

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        Luxury Mountain Home – New Photos

        The Jasper Hill is a mountain home design filled with fabulous details!

        The Jasper Hill - Mountain Home Plan 5020
        5 beds, 5.5 baths, 3920 sq. ft.

        A mixture of stone and stucco lends an earthy feel that allows the home to blend with the surrounding landscape. A series of bay windows on the rear of the home maximizes views from every room.

        Great Room of The Jasper Hill - House Plan 5020The main level begins with the grand foyer that overlooks an open staircase and out into the sprawling great room, where a towering hearth and custom ceiling design draw the eye upward. The breathtaking dining room is completely open to a huge gourmet kitchen, and leads to both screened and covered rear porches to enjoy mountain views. Kitchen of The Jasper Hill - House Plan 5020

        Truly luxurious, the master suite includes two massive closets with exterior windows and a spectacular octagonal bath. A bedroom/study shares the private wing, while a bonus suite over the garage has closets and a full bathroom.

        Wet Bar of The Jasper Hill - House Plan 5020Elegant living spaces continue on the lower level, where a sizable rec room enjoys abundant windows, a fireplace, wet bar, and wine cellar tucked away by the stairs. Three large bedrooms, two with patio access, and three full bathrooms provide space for guests or family.

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          New Small Cottage Plan is NOW AVAILABLE!

          The Avant Plan #1346 is our latest small cottage home design. Take a look!

          The Avant - House Plan 1346. New small cottage design
          3 beds, 2.5 baths, 1856 sq. ft.

          Home Design Quick Facts:

          • Stone and stucco exterior with copper roof detail.
          • A laundry room with extra workspace is near all 3 bedrooms.
          • Huge covered porch with fireplace.
          Decorative details and practical spaces

          Clipped gables, box bay windows, and a shed dormer give dimension to this efficient cottage design. Stone and stucco create Old World curb appeal. Inside, the kitchen is open to the great room, breakfast nook, and dining room, with a mud room and powder room tucked away behind the garage out of sight. Decorative ceilings are found throughout, with curved walls of windows echoed in the breakfast room and master bedroom. The home’s three bedrooms are arranged around a central utility room for convenience, while skylights and a fireplace enhance the back porch. A bonus room offers flexible space.

          First Floor Plan of The Avant - House Plan 1346

          Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Avant - House Plan 1346

          Get more information about the Coleraine home design here.

          Similar plans:

          The Lucerne - House Plan #1319The Lucerne Plan #1319 has a similar front exterior with a split bedroom layout. See it here.

          The Ramsey Plan #1347The Ramsey Plan #1347 is larger with a similar layout . See it here.

            PLAN OF THE WEEK: Over & Under 2500 sq. ft.

            This is our first week with the new options. Here are the featured plans!

            The Raleigh Plan #1303:

            The Raleigh House Plan 1303: Under 2500 sq. ft.
            3 beds, 2 baths, 1818 sq. ft.

            Home Design Quick Facts:

            • Exceptionally open, with columns and volume ceilings.
            • Convenient utility and mud room arrangement.
            • Split bedroom layout with extra-roomy hall bathroom.
            Open-concept, single dining space

            Arches and twin columns adorn a welcoming front porch with double doors leading to an inviting, open floor plan. Columns mark the entrance to the great room and, along with a tray ceiling, distinguish the single dining space. The master suite is positioned for privacy with convenient access to the mud room and utility room. Additional bedrooms are found across the plan with a bathroom featuring a double vanity. A screened porch with skylights is accessed by the great room, dining room, and back bedroom.

            First Floor Plan of The Raleigh House Design 1303

            The Rockledge Plan #875-D

            Front Exterior of The Rockledge House Plan 875-D: Over 2500 sq. ft.
            4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2949 sq. ft.

            Home Design Quick Facts:

            •  Oversized garage with an extra bay for a golf cart or workshop.
            • Walkout basement with rec space, storage, and bedroom.
            • Second floor open to the great room below.
            3-story living

            A portico sets the tone of this rustic, Craftsman exterior with a gentle arch and four stately columns. A clerestory above the front entrance floods the two-story foyer with natural light.

            First Floor Plan of The Rockledge Design 875-D

            Inside, Old World charm gives way to an open, family-efficient floor plan. The kitchen partitions the dining room and breakfast area and easily accesses a screened porch for outdoor entertaining. The great room features a two-story fireplace and French doors that lead to the rear porch. A family room downstairs also sports a fireplace and patio access.

            Basement Floor Plan of The Rockledge House Plan 875-D

            The master bedroom is crowned by a tray ceiling, while a balcony with a curved alcove separates two additional bedrooms upstairs.

            Second Floor Plan of The Rockledge House Plan 875-D

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                PLAN OF THE WEEK: The Eastlake #1256

                The Eastlake is an impressive brick design with country charm.

                The Eastlake - House Plan 1256
                Front rendering

                Home Design Quick Facts:

                • Expansive kitchen with e-space and walk-in pantry.
                • Screened  porch with summer kitchen and see-thru fireplace.
                • The study is an ideal home office.
                Live, work, and play

                A brick exterior, twin dormers, and an expansive, columned front porch combine to give the Eastlake Plan a stately façade. A study and formal dining room flank the foyer, leading to a soaring two-story great room. The expansive kitchen is open, with an e-space and walk-in pantry.  A sunny breakfast nook, family room, and screened porch with outdoor kitchen provide casual space to relax. A fabulous master suite completes the main floor.

                First Floor Plan of The Eastlake - House Plan 1256

                Upstairs

                The second floor is open to the great room and foyer below with an attractive curved railing. One bedroom is ideal for guests or older children, with a walk-in closet and private bathroom. Two additional bedrooms and a bonus room share a hall bath.

                Second Floor Plan of The Eastlake - House Plan 1256

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                Similar plans:

                The Peppermill - House Plan #1034The Peppermill Plan #1034 is smaller with a similar front exterior. See it here.

                The Arbordale Plan #450The Arbordale Plan #452 is similar in size with a different layout. See it here.

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                  Here are some of the winners from the 2014 PCBC Parade of Products

                  PCBC is a gathering of America’s most prominent residential builders, developers, architects, building scientists, lenders, investors, marketers and product manufacturers.

                  KitchenAid 24″ 5-Cycle/6-Option Dishwasher, Architect Series II.

                  KitchenAid® 24'' 5-Cycle/6-Option Dishwasher, Architect® Series II

                  Uses up to 33% less water without sacrificing cleaning and drying performance. Water from the last rinse is used to pre-rinse the next load. Fresh water is used to finish the cleaning cycle. One-touch operation with ProWash™ that customizes the wash for each load. KitchenAid

                  Nuheat’s SIGNATURE Thermostat

                  SIGNATURE Thermostat, from Nuheat

                  The first WiFi enabled floor heating thermostat, it can be controlled by an Apple or Android smart phone app, or on the web from your computer. SIGNATURE easily connects to your home Wifi,  has 7-day progammability, and makes it easy to track energy usage. Nuheat

                  Feeney LED Rail Light Kits

                  Feeney LED Lighting - 2014 PCBC Award Winner

                  Feeney CableRail is a perfect solution for stairs, balconies, and deck railings where you want to maintain an unobstructed view of the outdoors. The new LED Rail Light Kit for DesignRail not only provides safety in low-light areas, it’s a lighting accent that creates a charming atmosphere for outdoor entertaining.

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                    NOW AVAILABLE: The Coleraine Plan #1335

                    Check out the Coleraine, a charming, country cottage!

                    The Coleraine House Plan 1335
                    Front rendering

                    Home Design Quick Facts:

                    • Completely open great room and dining room, under a cathedral ceiling.
                    • Pantry, two closets, and a window seat just off the kitchen.
                    • Secluded master suite with dual walk-in closets.
                    Completely open living spaces

                    This traditional charmer welcomes with its country porch and prominent gables with decorative brackets. A cathedral ceiling spans the open great and dining rooms, with bar seating facing the roomy kitchen. A mud room off the garage includes a pantry, closets, and a window seat or desk space for convenience. The master suite features two oversized walk-in closets and a linen closet for extra storage. Relax or entertain on the huge screened porch with skylights and summer kitchen.

                    First Floor Plan of The Coleraine Design 1335

                    Get more information about the Coleraine home design here.

                    Similar plans:

                    The Violet - House Plan #1016The Violet Plan #1016 is smaller, with separate breakfast and dining rooms. See it here.

                    The Powell Plan #1281The Powell Plan #1281 is slightly larger, with an added powder room . See it here.

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