Nostalgic Craftsman styling gives this large two-story duplex plan its comfortably welcoming front facade. Garages are set about a half-flight down from the main floor, while secondary bedrooms are about a half flight up. Light spills into the large vaulted room that comprises the living and dining areas through wide windows front and back.
The Manor Heart is this years' Home from the Heart survey results home plan. Each year we survey folks from across the country to what features, style and size of a home they would want. The results are tallied and their "Home from the Heart" is created.
While the exterior is traditional, the interior of this ranch-style home is totally contemporary. Bright and spacious gathering spaces fill its core. Its generously sized kitchen is open to a dining room with sliding door access to a covered deck. Luxuries abound in the owners’ suite, while the den, just inside the front door, is in an ideal location for a home office.
In this mid-size ranch-style home, the kitchen's L-shaped eating bar bounds a great room with a fireplace on one side, and a dining room with a built-in buffet and hutch on the other. From the kitchen you can keep tabs on the gathering spaces, inside and out. Owners' suite amenities include a large, luxurious bathroom and a roomy walk-in closet.
We love it when our clients send us photographs to share of their home constructed! Such is the case not only in the finished home, but we were fortunate to get to follow the construction of this design as well.
Our clients started with the hexagonal Crestview as their starting point and begun making the changes that would make the home perfect not only for their idyllic lake side property, but also for themselves and how they lived. The outcome of the the changes became the Barrett 30-773. "We have had many positive comments on the house and are loving it".
We hope you enjoy the photo tour!
Exterior Walk Around
Main Floor Tour
Lower Level Tour
Settled among Aspen trees on beautiful lake front property this cabin home design is not only rightfully named, but takes in the great view. Our clients had actually purchased other plans and as luck would have it saw our design in their local newspaper, " we have not regretted for one minute changing our minds to the Aspen".
While the original design features log contruction, the Aspen 30-025 is also available in standard 2x6 construction which is the option our clients chose. Minor changes were made to customize thier home for them and the area in which it was built. The following are the changes and finishes chosen outlined by the clients:
"Structurally we changed the roof trusses slightly to accommodate requests by our builder and building supplier. This changed the angle on the second floor to be less sloped but more structurally sound. The foundation was constructed of concrete filled styrofoam and has a 6’ 8” clearance and will be used basically as storage. An egress window was added on one end of the lower level to allow for emergency exit."
"On the main floor we changed the free standing stove to a see-through built in fireplace (RSF Oracle) which connects the great room with the master bedroom. We customized each side of the fireplace. The great room side of the fireplace is much larger and was enclosed with Prostone. On the master side, we used a 4 color random tile that coordinated with the porcelain glazed tile in the master bath. Both sides have a custom mantel built by the owner. Flooring was a concern because we are on a lake lot and have 2 dogs who love to swim and 2 adults who think a lake house should be enjoyed. The kitchen/dining areas were completed with Duraceramic terra slate and the balance of the main floors are Tarkett autumn walnut laminate. The stairs and upper floor are carpeted. Oak railings were used on the loft area and staircase using matching stain from the cabinetry. All baths have granite countertops. The master bath and upstairs baths each have glass shower enclosures. The kitchen countertops are high density laminate Mystic Gemstone which is extremely easy to care for and I recommend it over granite any day. Kitchen cabinetry and master bath units are custom built knotty alder with whiskey black glaze stain. After viewing the Kodiak plan, we decided to add another access door in the laundry area. All arched ceilings are covered in prestained knotty pine carsiding. Interior doors and trim are oak and stained to match cabinetry."
"The exterior of the home is prefinished siding by Canexel. Windows are all triple paned to accommodate for the cold windows and direct sunlight in the summer months. The decking on the front was designed by our builder to compliment the shape and design of the front of the home. The rear porch, which actually faces the road entering the property, was enclosed and screened for summer. Plexi-glass sheets are now in place over the screens for winter months making it almost a 3 season area. A 3 stall detached garage with one stall workshop was completed adjacent to the house."
We appreciate our clients taking the time to send us photographs of their beautiful home. We hope you enjoy looking at the following photo tour:
To see photos of the construction phase click here.
Flames in the fireplace of this shingle-style home's spacious great room serve as a colorful and comforting focal point on dreary days and dark nights. The kitchen is open to the great room across a long conversation bar, and to the dining area across a shorter eating bar. Sliding glass door access in the dining room offers direct access to a covered patio.
A living room with a fireplace fills one end of the wide open gathering space at the heart of this compact country-style home. The dining area and kitchen fill the opposite end. The owners' suite is well separated from the secondary bedrooms. While designed for construction on a lot that slopes down at the rear, the plan can easily be altered for a flat site.
The kitchen sits at the heart of this country-style home. From there, kitchen workers can face out across an eating bar into the bright and lofty vaulted great room, dining room, and vaulted and covered patio. Owners’ suite amenities include a large walk-in closet, plus a two-section bathroom with a dual vanity and enclosed toilet and shower.
Riverstone veneer, keystone arches, and three stories of living space (if you include the daylight basement) comprise more than 5,000 square feet in this sumptuous estate home. Its large, bright two-story family room is partially open to the nook/kitchen and linked to a large covered deck. The luxurious owners’ suite fills an entire wing.
This attractive Craftsman-style duplex is designed for construction on land with a slight upslope to the rear. Its split-level floor plan puts the garage at ground level, gathering spaces and owners' suite a half-flight up, and secondary bedrooms yet another half-flight up. From the kitchen you can keep tabs on activities in the spacious vaulted great room or look outside.
Iconic upper-gridded windows sparkle on all sides of this Craftsman-style home. Inside, transoms crown wide windows lining rear walls in the great room and dining room. One set opens onto the deck. The kitchen faces into the dining room and has a work island with a prep sink, plus a built-in dinette with benches on each side.
A little good news for this Monday morning. The National Association of Home Builders October 21st new home sales release for the month of September.
The Hills Creek's exterior has the classic look of a European or prairie home, but its single-level interior has all the earmarks of an updated ranch. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can look out across a raised and gracefully curved eating bar, into the dining area, great room and patio. Gridded windows, set high, flank the living room's masonry fireplace, while shelves fill the spaces below them. The utility room and a well-appointed owners' suite fill the left wing; two more bedrooms are on the right.