Building a home provides numerous benefits, but at the top of many people’s lists is the ability to choose the new home’s features — to have everything they wanted for a comfortable lifestyle.
For many, this includes a large, dedicated laundry room. The modern laundry room has evolved from a simple closet area that fits a washer and dryer, or a spot in the garage or basement, to a full room that addresses all laundry needs.
Here are some reasons why dedicated laundry room solutions are ideal for your newly built home.
The Westlake Plan 1332-D is under construction in Lake Martin, Alabama!
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A courtyard entry and mixed-material facade give the Westlake instant curb appeal. Inside, the open arrangement of the kitchen, great room and bayed dining room, as well as nearby screen and covered porches, creates the perfect place for casual entertaining. A home elevator makes it easy to move to the lower level, where a rec room and two additional bedrooms await guests or family.
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1779 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 baths
This modest design features a front-entry garage and a narrow footprint to accommodate a smaller lot. A trio of gables are accented with vertical boards and columns highlight the front porch. The garage offers entry to the home through a mud room with a pantry and a drop zone for bags, coats and shoes. The utility room is adjacent with a window above a utility sink and built-in cabinetry on either side. The kitchen is open to the great room and features an island with bar seating. The great room has a vaulted ceiling that frames the fireplace and the rear porch with skylights is the perfect place to relax when the weather is nice. A dramatic tray ceiling tops the dining room. The master suite is elegant with a vaulted ceiling and the master bathroom enjoys a freestanding bathtub. A double-sink vanity and walk-in shower complete this space. Two additional bedrooms are available, along with a full bathroom, and a bonus room provides optional square footage for a recreational room or future expansion.
If you’re moving near a lake, building a house from scratch will ensure it has all the features you desire. Whether you’re looking for a space to entertain, want to enjoy the view or simply wish to have unhindered access to the water, Donald A. Gardner Architects has lake house designs that will suit your needs. With one of our stunning house plans, you can fully enjoy your lakefront living experience.
The Tristan Home Plan 1311
Choose a House Plan That Captures the View
The view is a major factor to consider when mulling lake house ideas. Hillside walkout designs are great for sloping lots and often will feature large windows are doors oriented to take advantage of a view. Typically these designs offer rear views, featuring windows — often with a sliding glass door for access to a porch or patio — at the rear of the home.
This simple design offers just the right amount of curb-appeal with board-and-batten accented gables and a discerning usage of metal roofing. The open floor plan showcases the dining room with a tray ceiling and a low built-in bookshelf. The kitchen features a breakfast counter for additional bar seating and opens to a screened porch with skylights. Living is extended outdoors with a side porch and a rear deck that are connected by an expansive patio. The utility room has its own access door and a laundry sink provides easy clean-up after yard work. The master suite is generous with a massive walk-in closet, a double sink vanity, and a spacious shower. A bedroom and bedroom/study share a full bathroom with linen closet. Storage options include a garage storage closet, a pantry and a coat closet.