Decorative wood detailing and an inviting covered front porch give this charming home its Victorian visage. In the front-facing living room a bay window and a two-way fireplace create an intimate atmosphere. Sunlight floods the vast family room which features an exciting media wall and a French door that opens to a rear terrace. Upstairs the master suite flaunts a cozy gas fireplace and two walk-in closets. A bayed sitting area and a private bath with a whirlpool tub are nice features. Learn More
Everyday should begin so beautifully—in your own gazebo-style breakfast room bright with windows and within reach of the kitchen with far-reaching lunch counter. The dining room on the opposite side of the kitchen features a large window and sliders to the exterior deck. The flow is optimally smooth as the living room with fireplace is wide open. Bedrooms #2 and #3 have bird’s-eye-view of the front porch. A full bath with laundry facilities is theirs to share. The rear of the house cuddles the master suite. Ceiling treatment and pretty windowing add character and natural light. The sky-lit master bath bends around to a walk-in closet.
The Laurel Cottage
At a shade under 1600 square feet this cottage packs a three bedroom wallop.
The front view is a side-to-side porch topped by pediment-like roof facade. Notice the standing seam metal roof. Entry is through a large great room that opens to the kitchen or a hallway to the bedroom portion of the plan.
The kitchen is conveniently split around a center island for maximum use of space. Daily traffic easily moves through to the large dining area. The laundry is tucked in the corner.
Three generously sized bedrooms are lined up to the left side of this design. The master bedroom is situated at the rear and features a large walk-in closet and two basin bath areas. The middle bedroom has a walk-in closet too.
This decorative Victorian home will welcome you home. Entertain in a massive living room with a ten foot high ceiling and formal dining room which also boasts a ten foot high ceiling. The large master suite has a luxurious bath with a relaxing marble tub and two walk in closets. The two additional bedrooms makes this home perfect for any size family. Learn More
Quaint complex pitched rooflines and long light-filled windows make plan #10555 a very proper Tudor-style home befitting today’s lifestyles. The formal entry with double doors hints at all the sophistication to come: a library on one side formal dining on the other. The living room is central to the layout inviting folks to gather at the fireplace hang out on the screened porch join the hustle bustle in the kitchen or take meals to the outdoor patio. The master suit with special ceiling and dreamy full bath (tub tucked beneath corner of windows separate shower) enjoys main-floor access to the library and a front yard view. Upstairs a lavishly long hallway delivers two dramatic-looking bedrooms built around a spacious bathroom. One bedroom with picture window also features an expansive closet (cedar treatment optional!). Another bedroom with wall-length closet enjoys a backyard view.
The design of this plan combines a traditional / European exterior with a contemporary floor plan. One of my favorite design features is the glass block wall in the gallery. Upon entering the home one would notice the contorted flames of an inviting fire beyond – a very dramatic effect. I believe you’ll also appreciate the way in which the three-sided fireplace and entertainment center are used to separate the great room dining and kitchen area (see illustration). Skylights introduce even more natural light into the space. The “peripheral vision” of the kitchen and breakfast areas are enhanced through window placement. Throughout the home we were very conscious of traffic patterns. Notice how the gallery transitions from the public to private spaces. Also take note of the master bedroom’s walk-in-closet with two doors – one in the master bedroom and one in the vaulted master bath. This simple door placement adds so much to the livability of the house. We include a bonus room in a design whenever possible and the one in this design offers unlimited possibilities.