Home Design with European Style

#5019 – The Hollowcrest – A European Home Design and Hillside Walkout Beauty

European Home the Hollowcrest Plan 5019Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Stunning curb appeal
  • Great room features wall of windows
  • Two rear porches; one a screen porch with fireplace

 

This stunning hillside walkout home exudes Old World charm. With 4,357 sq. ft. of living space (not counting a large 582 sq. ft. bonus room), The Hollowcrest makes a statement. From its three car garage that blends seamlessly into the European style architecture, to its graceful stone entrance, this home delights both inside and out.

Upon entering the home, the foyer leads to the massive great room with cathedral ceiling and fireplace. The kitchen, breakfast room and screen porch area flow together to make a popular gathering space. The great room opens to another porch with 12 foot ceiling.

The master suite is secluded on the main level and includes an inviting sitting area against a backdrop of floor to ceiling windows. The master bath impresses with a soaking tub, double vanity and corner shower. On the main level there’s one more bedroom which can also be used as a study.

On the lower level you’ll find three more bedrooms, each with its own bath. There’s also a rec room and fireplace, and even a wine cellar. The lower level would make a great in-law suite, children’s rooms or a perfect place for overnight guests.

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Plan #1302 – The Bluestone is a Small Craftsman Ranch perfect for a Growing Family

#1302 – This Small Craftsman Ranch Lives Larger Than Its Square Footage

Small Craftsman Home Bluestone Plan 1302Home Design Quick Facts:

    • Luxurious master suite with sitting room
    • Large bonus room measures 533 sq. ft.
    • Big screen porch with fireplace

 

 

This Craftsman ranch, The Bluestone, may look small but it lives a lot larger than its 2,195 sq. ft. (not including bonus room). This family-friendly home features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The bonus room offers many opportunities for expansion as a home theater room, extra bedroom, or hobby room.

One of this home’s distinctive features is its secluded master suite. Located on the opposite side of the home from the secondary bedrooms, the master suite offers dual walk-in closets and well-appointed master bath. One of the secondary bedrooms could also double as a study, with its convenient location adjacent to the foyer and great room.

The Bluestone provides an open living space as the great room, kitchen and dining area flow together, making the interior perfect for a busy lifestyle. Speaking of busy, this home can accommodate a family and all of its gear. It provides lots of convenient storage space at every turn. The kitchen includes a pantry and the home also features a large utility room, multiple walk-in closets and attic storage.

This home was designed for people who love the outdoors too, with its inviting screen porch with fireplace. Two more porches grace this home, including a rear porch that features skylights and a cathedral ceiling.

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Craftsman Home Great for a Growing Family!

The Chesnee – Plan #1290

Craftsman Home Plan The Chesnee 1290

 Home Design Quick Facts:

  • 864 sq. ft. bonus room
  • Big kitchen and dining room
  • Rustic influences make it feel like home

 

At first glance this Craftsman ranch looks identical to home plan 1239, The Birchwood, but it offers several differences to fit your lifestyle. The Chesnee features a larger kitchen and dining room than the Birchwood; which differs in that it includes a breakfast room. Where The Birchwood features 4 baths, the Chesnee offers 3. Both homes are outstanding examples of a Craftsman style that is very popular today.

As with The Birchwood, The Chesnee offers an expansive great room, accented by built-in cabinetry. Depending on your lifestyle, some people prefer The Chesnee’s floor plan which features a more centrally located dining room. The Chesnee, like the Birchwood, also offers several porches, including a screen porch with fireplace.

While The Birchwood offers a 795 sq. ft. bonus room, The Chesnee’s is even more generously sized at 864 sq. ft. A large bonus room provides so many possibilities for a growing family as an in-law suite, a hobby or game room, or extra bedroom.

The Birchwood and The Chesnee represent variations on a popular Don Gardner Craftsman home design. Whichever you choose we’re sure you’ll be amazed at the home’s character and quality.

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Craftsman Ranch Perfect for Family or Entertaining

The Birchwood – Plan #1239

Craftsman home plan Donald A. Gardner ArchitectsHome Design Quick Facts:

  • Luxurious master suite with sitting room
  • Massive bonus room measures 795 sq. ft.
  • Utility room is great for hobbies

Take a look at this Craftsman ranch The Birchwood, that offers nearly every amenity one could want. Beginning outdoors the stone exterior provides an Old World look. Three porches allow for easy enjoyment of the seasons, with one of the porches a screen porch with convenient access from the breakfast room. The home also features a patio, and teamed with the screen porch, outdoor living will be a breeze with this floor plan.

Inside, the foyer impresses with 12’ ceilings. It leads to the great room that offers a fireplace and built-in shelves. Cooks will love the kitchen with center island and walk-in pantry plus breakfast room, which also contains built-ins. The well-appointed master suite features two walk-in closets, sitting room and master bath with vaulted ceiling. The master suite also offers porch access. Two conveniently located bedrooms at the opposite side of the house from the master suite could be used for visitors or an in-law apartment, as each has its own walk-in closet and bathroom.

The Birchwood offers a perfect combination of elegance and convenience. The attention to detail in this home design is evident throughout.

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Residential Building – Windows and Doors Online Edition

Residential Building – Online Edition

It’s hard to overstate how important windows are to the look and feel of a house. “The size and shape of windows and doors can make or break the design of an intended aesthetic,” builder Stephen B. Quick IV said in this month’s Q+A. Because the categories are so important, Residential Building has designated the August online edition as their Window and Door Issue.

Windows and Doors

Here are some stories you’ll find this month:

  • Architect Ed Binkley shows how to maximize light with glass walls
  • A Texas house inspired by Austin’s Hill Country
  • Electronic faucets are everywhere; are they here to stay?
  • And much more!