Getting away from it appeals to many people. But it doesn?t mean a retreat must be so sprawling that it?s d骠 vu all over again when it comes to maintenance and upkeep. DP-1380 will end the search for many who covet a manageable vacation or starter home.
Vacationers longing to be closer to the outdoors will appreciate the three porches offered by this Southern design. The main porch welcomes guests through the great room and on into the L-shape kitchen with a bumped out dining nook and nearby laundry. The kitchen opens to porch #2.
There is an axis of three bedrooms which share a common bath. One or more of the bedrooms could be readily converted to a home office or hobby/craft room.
At the rear is porch three a covered version to play keep away from bugs and pests. Owners will find construction costs for this plan to be minimal.
This charming traditional brick home is very affordable.
The large family room has a sloped ceiling warm fireplace and built in bookshelves.
The formal dining room has wood columns that open to the entry and easy access to the kitchen.
The kitchen has a raised snack bar walk in pantry breakfast nook and opens to the family room.
The large master suite has a sloped ceiling and boasts a large master bath with his and her vanities; glass shower and two walk in closets.
The two additional bedrooms share a convenient split bath.
The concept behind this plan was to design a compact narrow home that could be expanded on the inside to meet homeowners’ needs for more living space. By providing the option of a finished basement below and a bonus room above we created the potential for this home to live much larger than it looks. This design’s pleasant character is felt at the front of the home where a generous eight-foot-deep porch shelters the entry. Inside there is an immediate impression of comfortable open space with a view of the free-flowing connection between the living room dining room and kitchen (see illustration). A nine-foot-high ceiling enhances the sense of airiness throughout the main floor. In smaller homes achieving privacy and noise reduction is often a challenge but we were able to attain both in the master suite where walk-in closets provide a sound barrier from bedroom #2 and a private porch is accessed through French doors. The master bath is pleasantly accommodating with a double vanity and whirlpool tub. Because of its narrow profile this home would be well suited to a detached garage at the rear.
In smaller homes vaulted ceilings can have quite a dramatic effect. Such is the case with this design where from the entry we included an unexpected sense of volume in the great room. We carried this sensation of space throughout the entire main level with 9-foot-high ceilings and an open arrangement between the primary living spaces – the great room dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has a very practical layout and includes the convenience of a large pantry and access to a covered rear porch. In as much as we wanted the living spaces to be open we also wanted the sleeping rooms to enjoy a more secluded environment. We accomplished this by creating a segregated alcove complete with two linen closets from which each of the bedrooms can be accessed. Peace and quiet is ensured in the master bedroom where we created a noise barrier from bedroom #2 via the master bath and closets.
Victorian flair dazzles the exterior. The company-loving front porch and roof dormer with flower box blossom with charm. A modern approach inspires the interior. The porch entry delivers a quaint foyer and living room. A side entry gives quick access to the utility room a central foyer and the spacious kitchen. The breakfast room brims with cache—ceiling treatment natural light and deck entry. Bedroom #2 with deck view shares a bath with front-facing Bedroom #3. Here the cream rises to the top as the master suite and master bath own the entire second story. Really dreamy!
Classic Florida Style
This unique design has a covered porch and a covered balcony
Contemporary open layout gives this house spacious appeal
Large Living Room and Dining Room combined to maximize space
Covered balcony and porch
Large Kitchen is open to Family Room
Exclusive Master Suite with large walk-in-closet luxurious Master Bath
with private balcony
Steep rooflines dramatic windows and wide cornices give this chalet a distinctive alpine appearance. The large living and dining area offers a striking 20-ft.-high vaulted ceiling and a breathtaking view of the outdoors through a soaring wall of windows. Sliding glass doors access an inviting wood deck. The upper floor hosts a master bedroom with a 12-ft. vaulted ceiling plenty of storage space and easy access to a full bath with a shower. The pice de resistance is a balcony with a 12-ft. vaulted ceiling offering sweeping outdoor views as well as an overlook into the living/dining area below. Additional storage areas flank the balcony. Learn More