An enchanting, L-shaped front porch lends charm and grace to this country home with dual dormers and gables.
Bay windows expand both of the home’s dining areas, while the great room and kitchen are amplified by a shared cathedral ceiling. The generous great room features a fireplace with flanking built-ins, skylights, and access to a marvelous back porch.
Perfect for young families, this mid size home maintains master suite privacy while keeping close proximity to children’s bedrooms. A cathedral ceiling enhances the master bedroom, which enjoys a large walk-in closet and luxurious bath. Two more bedrooms, one with cathedral ceiling, share a generous hall bath with dual sink vanity.
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Check out this charming 2 story cottage – The Newcastle Plan #994
Home Design Quick Facts:
2 beds and 2 baths upstairs.
Cozy cottage with a roomy interior
Simply oozing with Old World charm, this cottage features stone and cedar shake with shed and eyebrow dormers. The porch is accented by a single column and twin arches, and the courtyard-entry garage makes the most of narrower lots.
Inside, the gathering rooms are open to each other, yet individually distinguished by columns and ceiling treatments. Both the foyer and great room have two-story ceilings that are brightened by dormers, and the fireplace is flanked by built-in cabinetry. The breakfast nook includes two pantries and a built-in seat and the spacious kitchen features a cook top island.
Open Spaces & Special details
Upstairs, a balcony separates two additional bedrooms, each with dual closets and built-in desks. The flexible bonus room can accommodate a home theater, play room, office, or any other needs of the homeowner.
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Old World elegance is created by a beautiful combination of stucco and stone.
A towering entryway makes a grand impression on the front façade, but the rear elevation – with its turret and covered porches – is just as magnificent. Each floor of this hillside walkout has a striking fireplace that is a major focal point. Tray ceilings crown the dining room, study and master bedroom, while a cathedral ceiling tops the great room. A pass-thru connects the great room to the kitchen. A three-car garage, large utility room and hall storage adds convenience. To further easy living, each bedroom is equipped with a walk-in closet – the master suite has two.
Getting the house of your dreams with your eyes wide open
This soon to be released (April 29th) book by Boyce Thompson is a great resource for anyone considering building a new home.
Chapter 4: Space Planning Comes of Age – features Donald A. Gardner home plans as a model of how to reduce square footage “without sacrificing the facade or livability”.
Author Boyce Thompson, the former editorial director of Builder magazine for 17 years, demystifies the challenges and opportunities facing new home buyers. He lays out the new reality: going green, high-tech, aging in place, space planning, and construction options available in today’s market. Drawing from nearly two decades of experience, he helps you to determine which home features will improve your living experience today…and create value should you sell your home down the road.
The Rainey Plan is Now Available! This Craftsman hillside walkout home design has tons of outdoor living space.
Home Design Quick Facts:
Single, open dining space.
Amazing master suite.
Mountain retreat or lakefront home
Perfect for sloping lots, this hillside walkout plan takes advantage of rear views with plenty of windows and porches. Craftsman styling with rustic influences can be found throughout, from the shake and siding exterior to the cathedral ceilings and expansive windows within. The main level is full of open living space, with a vaulted great room open to the dining room and kitchen. A large utility room and walk-in pantry sit behind the garage, while the indulgent master suite lies across the home.
Finished basement, ideal for guests
Downstairs, two additional bedrooms include abundant closet space and porch access. A large family room centers around a fireplace, while rear and side windows keep the space bright and open. Unfinished space is ideal for storage and mechanical needs, and an extra outdoor storage area awaits lawn or pool equipment.
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