Tag: open living

Plan of the Week: The Markham #1299

The Markham is full of special details, all on one level

The Markham - House Plan #1299

Front rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Spacious single dining room with tray ceiling and screen porch access.
  • Country kitchen with oversized pantry and a view.
  • Huge master bathroom with vaulted ceilings.
Craftsman ranch design with European influence

Multiple gables and arches create an attractive exterior for this family-friendly home. The Markham makes efficient use of space with garage storage, a full pantry, and a spacious utility room just off the three-car garage. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and decorative ceiling treatments, and the master bedroom includes a sitting area and access to the back porch. A screen porch off the dining room features an inviting fireplace for year-round enjoyment.

First Floor Plan of The Markham Home Plan #1299

Main floor, with decorative ceilings in nearly every room.

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Markham House Design #1299

The oversized bonus room is 742 sq. ft. with 3 sets of skylights to brighten the space.

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Similar plans:

The Spotswood - House Plan #1310The Spotswood Plan #1310 is a new floor plan with a  similar size and layout – See it here.

The Birchwood - House Plan #1254-DThe Birchwood Plan #1239 has a similar exterior and a formal dining room – see it here.

Plan of the Week: The Chesnee #1290

The Chesnee Plan has tons of open living space and extra storage on one level.

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Front Rendering of The Chesnee - House Plan #1290Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Decorative ceilings.
  • Walk-in closets.
  • Island kitchen.

 

Comfortable, open living

A stone and shingle façade and graceful lines highlight this expansive single-level home. Custom details can be found throughout The Chesnee, with elegant ceiling treatments in many rooms and built-in cabinetry flanking the great room fireplace. The chef’s kitchen opens to the large dining area and to the great room, providing a focal point for family life and entertaining.

First Floor Plan of The Chesnee - House Plan #1290

Everything has it’s place

One wing houses secondary bedrooms and utility space, helping to keep clutter out the formal living areas. The bedrooms each have a tray ceiling and their own walk-in closet. Just off the garage lies a utility room with ample work space, a large pantry, and convenient e-space. The oversized bonus room provides flexibility and access to plenty of attic storage.

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Chesnee - House Plan #1290

Ultimate in relaxation

The opposite wing is devoted to a roomy master suite with an attached sitting area to the rear. The suite accesses the rear porch, and includes two large walk-in closets. The highlight of the stunning master bath is the unique barrel vaulted ceiling over the garden tub. Dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and private privy complete the suite.

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Similar plans:

The Markham- House Plan #1299The Markham Plan #1299 is similar and smaller – see it here.

The Birchwood - House Plan #1239The Birchwood Plan #1239 is similar and bigger – see it here.

 

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Hillside Walkout Plan:
The Whitcomb #1218-D

The Whitcomb Plan #1218-D is a hillside walkout plan with a traditional brick and siding exterior. Read more about this featured plan:

Plan of the Week: The Whitcomb #1218-D

Traditional exterior with lots of character

Thoughtful details abound in this traditionally styled hillside walkout plan. From low-maintenance brick and siding, to the double columns and gabled roof, the Whitcomb is a neighborhood charmer.

Kitchen of The Whitcomb - Plan #1218-D

Open kitchen and great room

On the main level, a barrel-vaulted ceiling welcomes guests to the foyer with style. The kitchen, great room, and dining room flow together while still maintaining definition thanks to varied ceiling heights and the judicious use of columns.

The kitchen island is the perfect place for prep-work, quick meals, and conversation. Nearby, a large pantry and utility room are situated by the garage entry.

Relaxing master suite

The master suite is located on the main level for convenience, and features a bayed sitting area facing rear views. Just a step away is the sprawling rear deck for enjoying morning coffee and warm evenings. His-and-hers closets and an efficiently designed bathroom complete this private retreat.

Designed for sloping lots

Rear Exterior of The Whitcomb - Plan #1218-D

Rear exterior

This hillside walkout home plan is well-suited for sloping lots, making it an ideal lakefront, mountain, or golf course home. A deck spans the rear of the main floor and leads to a screened porch with outdoor kitchen. The lower level is wrapped with patio space and a spa area. Downstairs is a rec room and two more bedrooms, each with a walk in closet. An expansive unfinished storage area is an added bonus.

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Plan #1234 – The Fincannon

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We offer 16 photos of this home. Here is the front rendering.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Home designed to take in rear views
  • Extra storage and flexible space throughout with mud & utility rooms; e-space and pantry
  • 518 sq. ft. bonus room for expansion

It is possible to build a new home with Old-World charm and European-influenced curb appeal. Don Gardner’s house design The Fincannon will meet your needs today with 2,834 sq. ft. of living space, including 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. We also thought of your future needs with a 518 sq. ft. bonus room.

Flexible Home Floor Plan

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Rear rendering

You can enjoy this home’s flexibility as many areas can be used in multiple ways. The kitchen/breakfast room/hearth room area offers many options for cozy family gatherings or entertaining. Two bedrooms, dual walk-in closets, e-space and bath are perfect for kids’ rooms or would make a great in-law suite. Whether you have a big family or you like to invite guests to stay over, this home offers a floor plan that easily accommodates a large group.

Enjoy Open Spaces and Soaring Ceilings

The massive great room invites you in with its fireplace and 14’ coffered ceiling. The full dining room also boasts a 14’ ceiling. The master suite offers dual walk-in closets and a well-appointed bath. Here you’ll also find a linen closet and porch access.

Plenty of Storage in this Home Design

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Rear porch offers a fun outdoor retreat

There’s no lack of storage in this home with mud room, pantry and multiple closets. The three car garage makes room for multiple cars and/or recreational vehicles. Outdoor living is easy with three porches and a patio. The rear porch is most inviting as it offers a private retreat just off the master bedroom.

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Craftsman Home Offers Classic Beauty and Luxury

Plan #1125 – The Cedar Ridge

Luxury Craftsman Hillside Walkout

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman style with walk-out basement
  • Enjoy an immense great room (31’8” x 17’ 8”)
  • 679 sq. ft. bonus room adds to the massive square footage

 

 

Luxury Craftsman Hillside Walkout

Rear exterior

Have you ever wanted a home that offered a classic Craftsman look but incorporated all of today’s modern amenities? You’ve found it in The Cedar Ridge.

This award-winning home features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and its design offers a unique two story floor plan that spans 3,678 sq. ft. of living space. This gorgeous home exposes rich architectural detail throughout the open floor plan.

The first floor of this home is built like a dream; it offers nearly every amenity one could want. Cook a gourmet meal in the big kitchen that flows to the massive great room providing an open, single dining area. Once the meal is finished, relax in front of the great room fireplace, step into the sun room, or relax on the screen porch.

All of the quality details in this home make it special. You’ll find a covered breezeway, walk-in pantry, mud room, home office and big utility room. Also on the first floor you’ll enjoy the study with convenient half bath.

When it’s time to turn in, the generously sized master suite features dual walk-in closets and well-appointed bath, along with French doors leading to the relaxing screen porch.

If all this isn’t enough, discover the lower level with its huge entertainment room with fireplace and wet bar, two bedrooms, two baths and two walk-in closets. You’ll also find an additional mud room on this level.

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