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The Rainey Plan is Now Available! This Craftsman hillside walkout home design has tons of outdoor living space.
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Single, open dining space.
- Huge pantry.
- Amazing master suite.
Mountain retreat or lakefront home
Perfect for sloping lots, this hillside walkout plan takes advantage of rear views with plenty of windows and porches. Craftsman styling with rustic influences can be found throughout, from the shake and siding exterior to the cathedral ceilings and expansive windows within. The main level is full of open living space, with a vaulted great room open to the dining room and kitchen. A large utility room and walk-in pantry sit behind the garage, while the indulgent master suite lies across the home.
Finished basement, ideal for guests
Downstairs, two additional bedrooms include abundant closet space and porch access. A large family room centers around a fireplace, while rear and side windows keep the space bright and open. Unfinished space is ideal for storage and mechanical needs, and an extra outdoor storage area awaits lawn or pool equipment.
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Check out this new European-style conceptual design, and leave a comment with you feedback/suggestions!
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Conceptual Design #1362 features a whimsical, European-style exterior with cupolas, curves, and an eyebrow dormer over the side-entry garage. Coffered ceilings top the dining room and great room, which are separated by the kitchen with an expansive island and breakfast nook for casual meals. Nearby, a large utility room with a view and flexible live/work space simplify house work and projects. The secondary bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath and the master suite has dual walk-in closets, a fully-appointed bath, and porch access. Enjoy the outdoors on the covered porch, patio, and screened porch with summer kitchen and fireplace. This plan also accommodates a bonus room over the garage.
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The Whitcomb Plan #1218-D is a hillside walkout plan with a traditional brick and siding exterior. Read more about this featured plan:
Traditional exterior with lots of character
Thoughtful details abound in this traditionally styled hillside walkout plan. From low-maintenance brick and siding, to the double columns and gabled roof, the Whitcomb is a neighborhood charmer.
Open kitchen and great room
On the main level, a barrel-vaulted ceiling welcomes guests to the foyer with style. The kitchen, great room, and dining room flow together while still maintaining definition thanks to varied ceiling heights and the judicious use of columns.
The kitchen island is the perfect place for prep-work, quick meals, and conversation. Nearby, a large pantry and utility room are situated by the garage entry.
Relaxing master suite
The master suite is located on the main level for convenience, and features a bayed sitting area facing rear views. Just a step away is the sprawling rear deck for enjoying morning coffee and warm evenings. His-and-hers closets and an efficiently designed bathroom complete this private retreat.
Designed for sloping lots
This hillside walkout home plan is well-suited for sloping lots, making it an ideal lakefront, mountain, or golf course home. A deck spans the rear of the main floor and leads to a screened porch with outdoor kitchen. The lower level is wrapped with patio space and a spa area. Downstairs is a rec room and two more bedrooms, each with a walk in closet. An expansive unfinished storage area is an added bonus.
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The Runnymeade Plan #1164 – This European cottage makes a grand impression in under 1,600 square feet!
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Clipped gables and mixed materials.
- Spacious utility room.
- Large rear porch with fireplace.
Compact and charming, the Runnymeade includes all the details of a much larger home. The European style exterior features a stone entrance and copper roofing over the bedroom/study window.
Special details create an inviting interior
The interior features tray ceilings in almost every common room, granting a luxurious feel to each. The breakfast room is hugged by a bow window, as is the master bedroom.
A 13 foot high ceiling in the great room adds a feeling of spaciousness, while built-in cabinetry, a fireplace, and special ceiling details create a welcoming space for entertaining or just relaxing.
The breakfast room, great room, kitchen and dining room are all just a step away from one another, allowing conversation to flow throughout the living areas.
Living extends outdoors
The sprawling porch and patio just off the great room are an added bonus, and a fireplace on the porch is a great way to keep warm during cooler months.
Rear porch with fireplace
Functional spaces make living easy
Perfectly positioned, the bedrooms ensure privacy from one another. Two secondary bedrooms share a bath and the elegant master suite is located in the rear of the home. The generous utility room is sure to please any homeowner and sits just off the garage without blocking the walkway. The garage includes a small storage area, and a bonus room above awaits the imagination!
Click here to see floor plans and more photos of the Runnymeade.
Click here to see the sister plan, the Lucerne, which features a single dining space, island kitchen, and walk-in pantry.