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PLAN OF THE WEEK: Town & Country

This week’s featured plans include a Traditional Craftsman two-story home, and a small Country cottage!

The Rutherford Plan #1241

The Rutherford - House Plan 1241. At home in towns, suburbs, or rural areas.

4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2,901 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • A gorgeous, curved staircase highlights the foyer.
  • Open kitchen with pantry and butler’s pantry.
  • Utility and mud rooms offer storage and organization.
Curb appeal

Stone accents and a bay window present a charming front façade for the Rutherford.  The two-story foyer creates a dramatic entry with its sweeping curved staircase. Columns mark the entrance to the formal dining area and butler’s pantry leads to the spacious kitchen, which features a large island, e-space, and a cozy window seat.

First Floor Plan of The Rutherford - House Design 1241

A curved balcony loft overlooks the great room. Built-in shelves allow the loft to function as a reading area or a handy place for homework. One upstairs bedroom features a window seat and attached bath, while the other two bedrooms share a practical Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The bonus room offers plenty of room to use a home theater, art studio, exercise space – the choice is yours.

Second Floor Plan of The Rutherford - House Plan 1241

The Ryley Plan #503

The Ryley - Small Country Home Plan 503

3 beds, 2 baths, 1,246 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Wrapping front porch awaits rocking chairs.
  • Open living space with vaulted ceilings adds volume.
  • A screened porch leads to the detached garage.
Efficient and open

The front porch of this Country charmer wraps slightly, giving the illusion of a larger home on the outside, while inside a cathedral ceiling maximizes space in the open great room and dining room. The kitchen features a center skylight, breakfast bar, and access to the garage via a screened porch.
First Floor Plan of The Ryley - Home Design 503
Two bedrooms share a bath up front, while the master suite with cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet, and well-equipped bath maintains privacy in back.


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The Emerson Plan #1402 is NOW AVAILABLE!

Back in September, we let YOU vote to name this Country Craftsman home design. The Emerson Plan #1402 is now available for purchase!

NEW: The Emerson - House Plan 1402

4 beds, 3 baths, 2557 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Ultimate utility room with sink, storage, and workspace.
  • Split bedroom layout for a private master suite.
  • A large, octagonal dining room facing rear views.
Elegant Country home

Thoughtful touches abound in this Country Craftsman beauty. The Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Emerson - House Design 1402utility room is centrally located off the kitchen, and easily serves both bedroom wings. A large walk-in pantry is just steps from the kitchen, and the nearby e-space is perfect for homework or a mini-home office. Informal meals can be take place at the kitchen serving bar, with more formal affairs removed to the stunning columned, bayed dining room.

First Floor Plan of The Emerson - Home Plan Design 1402


See more information on the Emerson Plan #1402 on our website HERE

Similar plans:

The Peyton - House Plan #1289The Peyton Plan #1289 has a similar layout with a European exterior. See it here.


The Carinthia Home Design #1180The Carinthia Plan #1180 has separate dining and breakfast rooms and similar square footage. See it here.

PLAN OF THE WEEK: The Eastlake #1256

The Eastlake is an impressive brick design with country charm.

The Eastlake - House Plan 1256

Front rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Expansive kitchen with e-space and walk-in pantry.
  • Screened  porch with summer kitchen and see-thru fireplace.
  • The study is an ideal home office.
Live, work, and play

A brick exterior, twin dormers, and an expansive, columned front porch combine to give the Eastlake Plan a stately façade. A study and formal dining room flank the foyer, leading to a soaring two-story great room. The expansive kitchen is open, with an e-space and walk-in pantry.  A sunny breakfast nook, family room, and screened porch with outdoor kitchen provide casual space to relax. A fabulous master suite completes the main floor.

First Floor Plan of The Eastlake - House Plan 1256


The second floor is open to the great room and foyer below with an attractive curved railing. One bedroom is ideal for guests or older children, with a walk-in closet and private bathroom. Two additional bedrooms and a bonus room share a hall bath.

Second Floor Plan of The Eastlake - House Plan 1256

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Similar plans:

The Peppermill - House Plan #1034The Peppermill Plan #1034 is smaller with a similar front exterior. See it here.

The Arbordale Plan #450The Arbordale Plan #452 is similar in size with a different layout. See it here.

NOW AVAILABLE: The Coleraine Plan #1335

Check out the Coleraine, a charming, country cottage!

The Coleraine House Plan 1335

Front rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Completely open great room and dining room, under a cathedral ceiling.
  • Pantry, two closets, and a window seat just off the kitchen.
  • Secluded master suite with dual walk-in closets.
Completely open living spaces

This traditional charmer welcomes with its country porch and prominent gables with decorative brackets. A cathedral ceiling spans the open great and dining rooms, with bar seating facing the roomy kitchen. A mud room off the garage includes a pantry, closets, and a window seat or desk space for convenience. The master suite features two oversized walk-in closets and a linen closet for extra storage. Relax or entertain on the huge screened porch with skylights and summer kitchen.

First Floor Plan of The Coleraine Design 1335

Get more information about the Coleraine home design here.

Similar plans:

The Violet - House Plan #1016The Violet Plan #1016 is smaller, with separate breakfast and dining rooms. See it here.

The Powell Plan #1281The Powell Plan #1281 is slightly larger, with an added powder room . See it here.

First Photos of the Ives Home Design

Julie submitted photos to our 2014 Photo Contest – there’s still time to enter!

Enjoy these photos of the Ives Plan #1075

Eye-catching exterior

A unique dormer with Palladian window tops the front porch of this Country Craftsman home, with its vibrant green exterior and classic gabled roofline.

Decorative ceilings

Ceiling designs create an open feel, and add architectural interest and dimension. The great room and master bedroom have cathedral ceilings, and the dining room has a tray ceiling .

Bonus room

A flexible bonus room above the garage is accessed near the master suite, making a perfect space for a rec room, media room, or even an extra bedroom.

Custom finished basement

The Ives Plan is a one-story design, which Julie had modified to have a finished walkout basement – here’s a quick peek at the basement layout. View the entire Flickr Album to see more!
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Similar plans:

The Runnymeade Plan #1164 has a similar layout with a completely different exterior – see it here.

The Snapdragon Plan #724 is a little bit bigger with a similar exterior and layout – see it here.

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