This modern farmhouse enjoys the best of both worlds with a classic front porch and stylish curb-appeal. A second sprawling porch to the rear continues outdoor enjoyment. The open floor plan maintains an easy flow for families to relax and enjoy meals together. The master suite is free of distractions and tucked away for privacy while the utility room with laundry sink is nearby for convenience. Two additional rooms are available for children, guests, or a study.
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.
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.
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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.
Multiple gables highlight the roofline of this one-story design. A welcoming front porch provides entry to an efficient floor plan with the dining room flowing into the island kitchen and great room. Double doors access a rear porch with outdoor storage. A private hallway leads to the master suite with skylights adorning the tray ceiling and sun tunnels bringing natural light to the closets. To the opposite side of the home, two bedrooms share a bathroom with a dual sink vanity. The garage enters the home via a mud room and a drop zone designates space for coats, bags and shoes. The pantry is convenient for dropping groceries on the way to the kitchen and the utility room has a laundry sink and built-in cabinetry. A bonus room provides abundant storage or additional living square footage to meet the needs of the homeowner.
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