Hillside Walkout

PLAN OF THE WEEK: Ranch and Hillside Walkout

This week we are featuring a Craftsman ranch and a luxurious hillside walkout. Take a look at these home designs Over and Under 2500 sq. ft.!

The Mayfair Plan #1317:

The Mayfair - Craftsman Ranch House Plan 1317

4 beds, 3 baths, 2331 sq. ft. Click for more info.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Cathedral great room with fireplace and built-in bookshelves.
  • Separate mud and utility rooms with extra storage.
  • Master suite with his-and-hers walk-in closets.

PLAN OF THE WEEK: Craftsman Style

Our featured home plans this week are each adorned with Craftsman details. One is a narrow two-story, the other an angled hillside walkout.

The Ivy Creek #921:

3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2193 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  •  Stone, shake, and siding exterior with gable brackets.
  • Two story living spaces visually separated by columns.
  • Oversized bonus room provides flexible space.

Unique dormers, vented gables, and a trio of front arches and columns captivate onlookers. Inside, columns define the dining room, while the great room features a vaulted ceiling, fireplace with built-ins, and French doors that lead outside. The master bedroom features a bath with his and her walk-ins, twin vanities, and a framed garden tub.

First Floor Plan of The Ivy Creek - Craftsman House Plan 921
Second Floor Plan of The Ivy Creek - Craftsman House Design 921

The Solstice Sprints #5011:

3 beds, 3.5 baths, 3570 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • European-Craftsman exterior with rustic influences.
  • Hillside walkout foundation perfect for sloping lots.
  • Luxury master suite with dual walk-in closets.

Spacious yet comfortable, this Craftsman-blend home is just as Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Solstice Springs - Home Plan 5011attractive on the interior as it is on the exterior. Ceiling treatments grant interest and volume to almost every living space, and custom details further enhance the home. Fans of outdoor living will love the screen porch and covered patios on both levels. Also noteworthy is the lower-level rec room.

First Floor Plan of The Solstice Springs - Home Design 5011

Basement Floor Plan of The Solstice Springs - Home Design Plan 5011

Get more information on these featured Craftsman house plans:

The Ivy Creek Plan #921
The Solstice Springs Plan #5011

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Photographic Tour of the Chatsworth Plan

Our latest Pinterest Board features a full photographic tour of the Chatsworth Plan #1301-D!

The Chatsworth Plan #1301-D - From rendering to reality!

From rendering to reality!

Take a photo tour of The Chatsworth Plan 1301-D. Located in Ridgeway, SC, this home is built by Denton Builders, LLC. This craftsman, lakefront home offers scenic views and a rustic design.

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Craftsman front porch of the Chatsworth Plan #1301-D

This front porch is framed with columns and stone, creating a welcoming Craftsman entry.

Foyer of the Chatsworth Plan #1301-D by Don Gardner

Enter the foyer and be wowed by this stunning chandelier. A study and coat closet are nearby, across from the open dining room.

View from the great room of the Chatsworth Plan #1301-D by Don Gardner

French doors open to a lovely back porch with a picturesque view of the lake. A vaulted ceiling with clerestory window and plant shelf add architectural interest to the space.

Back Porch of the Chatsworth Plan #1301-D

Relax in a rocking chair and take in the gorgeous lake view. The Chatsworth Plan features plenty of outdoor living space!

Kitchen and breakfast room of the Chatsworth Plan by Don Gardner

Double ovens are ideal for preparing large family dinners! This expansive Country kitchen has amazing view and plenty of space for prep work and entertaining.

Master bathroom tub in the Chatsworth Plan by Don Gardner

Enjoy a soak in the master garden tub! Muted greens and grays create a relaxing atmosphere in this luxurious master bathroom.

Rec room in the finished walkout basement of the Chatsworth Plan by Don Gardner

This walkout basement plan has a rec room and two additional bedrooms and baths on the lower level.

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Similar plans:

The Butler Ridge - House Plan #1320-DThe Butler Ridge Plan #1320-D is a similar home design with less square footage. See it here.

The Solstice Springs Plan #5011The Solstice Springs Plan #5011 is a luxury house design with more square footage. See it here.

PLAN OF THE WEEK: Living on Two Levels

Our featured plans over and under 2500 sq. ft. this week include a small two-story and a sprawling hillside walkout.

The Luxembourg Plan #979

The Luxembourg - Two Story House Plan 979

3 beds, 2.5 baths, 1797 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Large garage storage area with outside access.
  • Volume ceilings with open balcony upstairs.
  • 349sq. ft. of flexible bonus space.
Grand entrance

This traditional two-story plan combines stone and stucco with gables and arched windows for a stunning façade. The grand portico leads to an impressive, open floor plan. Built-in cabinetry, open balcony, and a fireplace enhance the great room, while an angled counter separates the kitchen from the breakfast nook. Extra storage can be found in the garage, master suite, and utility room.

Second Floor Plan of The Luxembourg - House Design 979First Floor Plan of The Luxembourg - House Floor Plan 979

The Butler Ridge Plan #1320-D

Artist's Rendering of the Butler Ridge - Home Plan 1320-D

4 beds, 4 baths, 2896 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Exceptionally open kitchen with plenty of workspace.
  • Well-appointed master suite with porch access.
  • Basement rec room with fireplace.

This hillside walkout design has Old World and rustic influences found throughout. The vaulted great room opens out to a covered porch with skylights, while the spacious single dining room accesses a screened porch with views all around. The kitchen has room for multiple chefs to work and a walk-in pantry for plenty of storage. A mudroom greets you by the garage, and a separate utility room includes a sink and counter space. The lower level enjoys a rec room and two bedrooms – each with their own bathroom.

First Floor Plan of The Butler Ridge - Home Floor Plan 1320-D

Basement Floor Plan of The Butler Ridge - Home Design 1320-D

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Featured in Professional Builder Magazine

Our hillside walkout home designs are featured in the August 2014 issue of Professional Builder Magazine.

Home Design: Making the Grade.

By Susan Bady
Home Designs: Making the Grade - Professional Builder Magazine

excerpt from the August, 2014 issue of Professional Builder Magazine

“Hillside sites demand more attention by their very nature. Builders and designers who deal with such sites on a regular basis emphasize the need for collaboration—particularly between the civil engineer and the architect.”

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Featured home designs in this article :

The Silvergate #1254-D
The Silvergate - House Plan 1254-D, Featured in Professional Builder Magazine

Best-selling hillside design among production builders

Arched openings over the garage doors and a metal accent roof are just two of the thoughtful exterior details that lend curb appeal to the Silvergate.

The details continue on the interior of the plan. The main level includes a great room and bedroom/study with coffered ceiling details along with an open kitchen and dining room arrangement that simplifies entertaining. The master bedroom features twin walk-in closets and a bay window that easily accommodates a sitting area. Outdoor living space is abundant, with a screen porch off the dining room and an oversized, sky lit covered porch on the rear.

Downstairs is a cozy rec room and two more bedrooms, one with a private bath. The ample unfinished mechanical/storage area can easily be converted to a home theater, exercise area, or for any purpose you desire.

The Hollowcrest #5019
The Hollowcrest - House Plan Number 5019, Featured in Professional Builder Magazine

A favorite hillside home design among custom/luxury home builders

Stone and stucco combine with multiple gable peaks and an impressive, front entry to create stunning curb appeal for this European home. The grand foyer greets visitors on the inside, while the dining room and bedroom/study flank the foyer on both sides. Further along, the great room includes a cathedral ceiling, porch access and wall of windows to view outdoor scenery. The breakfast room and kitchen are also open to the great room and one another, simplifying mealtime.

On the other side of the home, a large master suite was designed to pamper the homeowner. A bowed sitting area grants extra space in the bedroom, while the luxurious master bath features a corner shower, large soaking tub, his-and-her vanities and private privy.

In the basement are three bedrooms, each with their own full bath—and added treat! A large rec room with fireplace completes the basement and provides an additional gathering space in the home.

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