This Craftsman design offers copious curb-appeal with an angled garage, decorative gables adorned with timber wood accents, a shed dormer, and a column-framed front porch. This floor plans thoughtful layout maximizes its square footage. The kitchen cooktop-island overlooks the great room and the spaces share a cathedral ceiling. A luxury screened porch enjoys a fireplace for year-round enjoyment and is topped with a cathedral ceiling and skylights. The master suite enjoys privacy at the rear of the home and opens to a relaxing porch. A mud room, oversized utility room, and walk-in pantry provide added functionality.
The Bluestone home plan packs four bedrooms and loads of style into a modest footprint. With an open and efficient arrangement of the great room, kitchen, and dining areas, a deluxe master suite well separated from the secondary bedrooms, optional office/study or 4th bedroom, huge laundry room, roomy screen porch with fireplace, skylit porch flooding the interior with natural light, and enormous bonus room over the garage, the Bluestone home plan lives much larger than its square footage, and is the ideal family home plan.
A stunning center dormer with Palladian-style window, a cozy, gabled front porch, and a delightful bay window complement the charming facade of this home plan. The Prynwood features the flexibility of a formal dining room as well as a casual breakfast area, both with bay windows, separated by an efficient kitchen. A pass-thru from the kitchen to the vaulted great room with fireplace and built-in bookshelves makes entertaining easy. Located on the first floor, the master suite enjoys a tray ceiling, back porch access, ample closet space, and a private bath. The two upstairs bedrooms are divided by a balcony that overlooks both the foyer and the great room.
This intricate modern farmhouse features a striking metal roof adorned with a cupola above the garage and a stunning clerestory cupola at the center of the home. The board-and-batten exterior is highlighted by shutters and wooden brackets on the front porch, which extends the full width of the home and connects to the angled garage. A coat closet is just inside the foyer entry and the dining room is adjoining. The two-story great room features an angled fireplace and opens to a screened porch with skylights. An island and serving bar highlight the kitchen and a breakfast nook and pantry are both within steps. The bedroom/study with an attached full bathroom serves as a guest suite or home office. A privacy hallway with built-in linen closets leads to the spacious master suite with direct access to the screened porch. Two walk-in closets flank the entry to the master bathroom which features a double sink vanity, bathtub, and a walk-in shower. Upstairs, the clerestory cupola brings light into the loft. This lightwell can also be viewed from the open, two-story great room below. A full bathroom is available, along with a bedroom and optional bonus room.
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Landscaping ideas to consider when you are building a custom home!
One of the many benefits about building your own home is the fact that you can customize it to your specifications. While you do have to attend to your budget and the building guidelines of your floor plan, in reality you can have everything you want (and can afford) when you build from the ground up. This reality extends into the yard as well as the home. As you build, keep your landscaping in mind. Here are some ideas to make your landscaping an extension of your home and your creativity.