By Chuck Tripp
It seems these days everyone is concerned about square footage. Is my house big enough? How much space do I need? Should we put in another bedroom?
Our featured home plans this week are each adorned with Craftsman details. One is a narrow two-story, the other an angled hillside walkout.
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.
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 attractive 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.
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Modern farmhouses capture traditional curb appeal with open-concept floor plans for today’s homeowner.
Farmhouse style homes are typically characterized by wraparound porches and a roof that breaks to a shallower pitch at the porch. They often have a Country feel and feature dormers for a traditional look.
Siding is a common choice for a farmhouse exterior, but more and more modern farmhouses are built with brick, stone, or any mix of materials. Brick can lend a grand appearance that is warm and inviting.
Whether they are small or expansive, farmhouses are usually two stories with some of the bedrooms upstairs. Most modern farmhouses feature a master suite on the main level for convenience, with some or all of the additional bedrooms on the second floor.
Open-concept layouts are popular in modern farmhouses, with vaulted ceilings and skylights adding volume and bringing in plenty of natural light. Kitchens are open to the great room and dining areas to allow conversation to flow freely, allowing the family cook to stay connected at gatherings.
Some farmhouses have Low Country flair and are well-suited for coastal areas, whether for vacation or year-round living. Post/pier foundations are specifically designed for waterfront lots, and if your dream farmhouse isn’t already designed this way, you can have it modified if needed.
Even if you have a narrow lot in the suburbs, there are farmhouse plans that will suit your location! The Advanced Search option lets you enter the maximum width your lot can accommodate while searching only farmhouse style homes.
Let the experts at Donald A. Gardner Architects assist you in your search for the perfect modern farmhouse, and make sure you are getting the most out of your search with a myDAG membership. This free, easy-to-use service allows you to search easily and save your favorite farmhouse designs, streamlining your search.
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Our Silvergate Plan has been a favorite choice among our angled home designs with it’s elegant Craftsman exterior…
But with its hillside walkout basement, it won’t suite every lot. So we have created a variety of unique floor plans with this same dreamy exterior so there is something for everyone!
Picture this as a two story home! The Bantry Plan #1336 features an angled floor plan which allows it to take advantage of rear views. The dining room, master bedroom, and screened porch are bayed, adding architectural interest, and the rear porch is topped with a cathedral ceiling and skylights. The spacious kitchen is right by the screened porch with summer kitchen, making outdoor entertaining easy. A pantry, coat closet, and utility room lead the way to the garage, while additional bedrooms and a bonus room complete the second floor.
Picture this as a one story cottage! The Rowan Plan #1366 is the perfect retirement or vacation home, with two bedrooms and an open layout for easy living. The great room, kitchen, and dining room flow into one another, with a relaxing sun room positioned to take in views all around. The full master suite includes a tray ceiling, walk-in closets, and a roomy bath with barrel vaulted ceiling. An oversized bonus room with full bathroom awaits guests. Special details include a bedroom/study with window seat, e-space in the kitchen, spacious utility room, and garage storage.
Prefer a hillside walkout, but want to make room for a home elevator? Design In Progress #1332 has it taken care of! This European design has an angled floor plan living space on the lower level. A residential elevator has been added without reducing the overall square footage, and the rec room, dining room, and screen porch have been expanded. The layout makes this a perfect home to age-in-place.
Our in-house modifications are available for every plan in our collection, so if you love this exterior style, choose the layout that suits your needs, and then have custom changes made as desired!