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5th Dec, 2016
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Featured House Plan of the Week, Craftsman House Plan, Home Plan, Calhoun 30-479

The Calhoun would be a very nice house to come home too. Stone veneer bases provide natural-looking support for wooden posts on the vaulted porch, and wooden handrails add to the Craftsman-style nostalgic and welcoming feel. 

The compact floor plan makes this home economical to build as well as to heat. The footprint of the house and garage, not including walkways or the patio, is 40 by 40 feet. Gathering spaces fill the ground level; bedrooms and a large bonus room are above.

The kitchen is at the heart of the main floor. It is separated from the living room but open to the dining room, which has sliding glass doors that access the rear patio. A generous walk-in pantry expands storage space, and the eating bar provides informal or extra seating.

A short hallway links the kitchen to the garage. On one side is a bathroom; on the other is a fully outfitted utility room.

Upstairs, the largest bedroom faces the street. It has direct bathroom access and features a walk-in closet as well. Two more bedrooms line the back wall.

The unfinished bonus room over the garage is brightened by two windows, one nestled under the peak of a charming gabled dormer. 

1st Dec, 2016
Articles, Blog

A great home design can mean different things for many homeowners because every homeowner has their own particular dream of what a home should be. Some envision a great room with vaulted ceilings. Others prefer extra space with room for a growing family. And still others appreciate the details – stone wainscoting accents, dropped wooden beams, or charming exterior window shutters. Bottom line, no one home design is better than another. What makes someone fall in love with a home is truly a personal choice.

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“It’s probably what makes my job a bit tricky on occasion,” said Rick McAlexander, CEO of Associated Designs Inc. “We’ve got so many great home designs that it’s no surprise homeowners spend hours searching for that perfect home.”

But there are home designs that are memorable, epitomizing a unique style, modern features or a classic, subtle beauty that get us excited. As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve chosen five home designs of the year that stand out among the crowd for their uniqueness, amenities and usability. These are the homes we love.

The Timberline home design 31-055, a Pacific Northwest lodge with all the amenities, is a 4,400-square-foot wonder. It catches the eye simply with its sprawling grace. On the main floor, a mud hall features lots of storage and organizational cubbies to help keep family gear neat and tidy – a must during the rainy springs and icy winters of the Northwest. A butler’s pantry is another unique amenity of this home, with a microwave storage unit, shelving, a corner for a standing freezer and a prep center. The large kitchen is accessed by a pocket door in the pantry, but that feature is dwarfed by the flush 60-inch refrigerator, large stovetop and, yes, a beverage center with separate refrigerator and sink.

During holidays or when entertaining, the stepped ceiling dining room is just down the hall. And at the center of the home is a grand, vaulted great room decorated with a grid of dropped beams. The owners’ suite, just down the hall from the great room, features two walk-in closets and a private sitting area with private beverage bar. The second floor has even more storage space, two bedrooms, a large game room or bonus room and a family area. In other words, it’s grandeur in a Northwest-style lodge setting.

The Briarcliff 31-054 takes many of the great design trends of 2016 and blends them into a home of simple, country elegance. At 3,316 square feet, the home is two stories of space and comfort for a growing family. On the main floor, the great room takes the spotlight. A generous guest suite with private bath is ideal for long-term houseguests. Like the previous Pacific Northwest lodge home, this home features a mud hall that links the home to the garage and is packed with additional storage closets and a bench with hooks and cubbies for organizing family gear.

The family space – an owners’ suite and two bedrooms – is separate from the great room by virtue of being on the second floor. The owners’ suite is filled with all the amenities: a large walk-in closet, freestanding tub, dual vanities and walk-in shower. The large bonus room over the garage is great flex space that allows this home to grow with the families’ changing needs.

Every now and then, a home plan gets a delightful update and this next home is no exception. With clean lines and lots of natural light, the 2,150-square-foot Barrington home design 31-058 boasts a handsome exterior with simple lap siding and stone wainscot accents, making it a great choice for any subdivision or rural lot. Vaulted ceilings run through the center of the home in the front bedroom, foyer, den and living room. With an open, great-room style living in the rear of the home, this plan is great for growing families and homeowners with a penchant for entertaining. The den and bonus room are flexible rooms, meaning the rooms can be changed as needed.

“The owners’ suite in this home,” said McAlexander, “is the real winner here with an upgraded decorative tray ceiling in the sleeping area, a large walk-in closet, dual vanities and a free-standing soaking tub. It’s a beautiful space.”

The Larkview 31-057 is another great home design of 2016 reinvents the classic farmhouse-style plan, a common theme for much of the year. Alternating courses of lap siding create strong yet simple horizontal lines. Two stone-based pillars framing the front door are the only embellishments to the exterior, indicative of the farmhouse-style home. But the interior is a modern wonderland.

Gone are the small separated living spaces of the original farmhouse design. A large open entry draws you into the great room with the living, dining and kitchen areas all completely open to one another – allowing for freedom of movement and family connectivity. The separation that does exist is between the sleeping areas. The owners’ suite is on the main floor while the secondary bedrooms are located upstairs. Classy and simple with a modern twist, this home is truly special.

“Walking up to the last home on our list is like walking up to your vacation retreat,” said McAlexander.

An urban cottage, the McKenzie design 31-056 features charming shingled exterior and shuttered windows. Once inside the 1,798-square-foot home, the cozy entrance offers three paths. To the right is a den that could be used as a home office, guest room or any other flex space your family needs. The living area is straight ahead, while turning left leads you to a set of stairs to the second level. The choice is yours.

The open-style living area is in the back of the home with a fireplace centerpiece. But lest you think the space is being underutilized, a storage closet sits in front of the living room. The closet serves a dual purpose – its extra storage and a separation wall that creates a hallway leading to the owners’ suite. Above on the second floor, there are two additional bedrooms. The two bedrooms are not the same size however, and the larger of the two could easily be transformed into an art or craft studio.

2016 was a good year in home design, and while every home plan has something about which it can boast, these five designs have stolen our hearts… and made us excited for what great designs the New Year will bring. 

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28th Nov, 2016
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Featured House Plan of the Week, Country House Plan, Home Plan, Corbin 10-020

A large wrap-around porch welcomes visitors to the country-style Corbin home plan, a mid-size home that offers plenty of informal and formal living spaces.

This home's main living areas are found on the ground floor if they wish, including the owners' suite.  The second floor features two additional bedrooms for children, visiting grandchildren, or other guests.

A custom-shaped eating bar provides partial separation between the kitchen and the family room. The family room, dining room, nook, and kitchen are vaulted to the second floor and are a wash in natural light from a wealth of windows. The second floor landing forms a bridge that overlooks the family room to the back, and the dining room and entryway to the front.

Holiday and formal gatherings can spread out in the spacious dining room and parlor. The parlor has a brick fireplace and is brightened by a wide bay window. A second fireplace warms the family room.

A utility room and powder room are convenient to the kitchen and the two-car garage.

The owners' suite features access to the deck, and the bathroom features a walk-in closet, raised spa, and private toilet and shower. The upstairs bathroom, central to the two big bedrooms, has two vanity sinks. The vaulted front bedroom has a half-round window above.

21st Nov, 2016
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Featured House Plan of the Week, European House Plan, Home Plan, Marcellus 10-301

Lofty gables, Palladian windows and brick detailing create curb appeal in the European Marcellus house plan. This design is a large bright home with a wide range of living areas and plenty of storage space.

Windows fill most of the rear. Formal rooms are at center, everyday living spaces are on the right, and the master suite and vaulted office is off to the left. A small more private covered patio is off the master suite.

In the foyer and family room, a two-story ceiling creates the sense of spaciousness. Standing at the second floor landing, you overlook activities in the rooms below. Two bedrooms, a bathroom, an unfinished bonus room and a large walk-in storage closet are upstairs. One bedroom is vaulted and has its own vanity. The other, which could be a guest room, has direct access to a two-section bathroom.

In the vaulted family room, a fireplace is right next to a built-in entertainment center. Another fireplace, lined by bookshelves, is in the living room. A built-in desk nestles into an alcove close to the basement stairs, and the small powder bathroom is close to everything.

Working in the kitchen, you need never feel isolated because the kitchen sink faces into the nook and family room. On the exterior wall, windows between counter and cupboard provide natural light. A large utility room and a walk-in pantry are close to both kitchen and garage.

Amenities in the master suite include a spa tub, twin basins, a his'n'hers walk-in closet, and a large walk-in shower with multiple showerheads.

18th Nov, 2016
Blog, New Home Plans

New House Plan, Prairie Style Home Plan, Larkview 31-057

Alternating courses of lap siding create strong yet simple lines to the exterior of the Larkview, Prairie-style update to the classic farmhouse. Walking in the front door draws you through the welcoming entry hall to the great room - the living, dining and kitchen areas are open to one another. On the right side of the home is the owners' suite which features a large walk-in closet and walk-in shower. Two addtional bedrooms and a full bathroom are located on the second floor.

14th Nov, 2016
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Mediterranean House Plans, Home Plans, Featured House Plan of the Week, Roselle 30-427

Smooth columns, clean lines and gently arched windows lend a breezy, sun-washed Mediterranean look to the Roselle home plan. A raised stucco planter wraps around the inner front corner of the garage, accentuating the arched window. 

This one level mid-size home could be easily adapted for wheelchair accessibility. It has four bedrooms, and a vaulted den or guest room. 

Natural light fills the entry, flowing in through a sidelight and transom. An arched opening on the left leads into a room that could be furnished as a parlor or dining area.

The centrally located bathroom is convenient to everything. Next to it, a second arched opening feeds into the combination family room, nook and kitchen. 

Slider doors in the nook offer patio access. A fireplace fills one rear corner of the vaulted family room. 

Two or three cooks can easily combine culinary efforts in this large kitchen. Counters and cupboards are in abundant supply, including a walk-in corner pantry. The long work island across the room is rimmed with a raised eating/conversation bar.

Double doors open into the large owners' suite. Features include: a roomy walk-in closet, and a private bathroom with dual vanity, a walk-in shower, and private toilet.

7th Nov, 2016
Blog, New Home Plans

Ranch House Plan, New Home Plan, Flagstone 31-059

The Flagstone is a charming, bungalow inspired ranch-style home design. Walking through the front door you are drawn through a long foyer. To the right is and opening that leads to two bedrooms and bathroom. On the left a pocket door hides a mudhall that transitions between the garage and the utility room. In the rear of the house is the great room with a corner gas fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the dining room and kitchen. Accessed off the great room is the master suite which features a large sized walk-in closet and well appointed bathroom.

7th Nov, 2016
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Featured House Plan of the Week, Cape Cod House Plan, Home Plan, Beach House Plans

Exterior shingles give a cottage flavor to the Cape Cod Colebrook house plan. This two-bedroom plan would make cozy beach house, or it could blend harmoniously into a woodsy setting.

Most of the living spaces are on one level, except for the large loft above the garage with a shed dormer window to the front that overlooks the vaulted dining room below.

Charming Craftsman-style stick work ornaments the apex of the front porch gable. Stone veneer bases provide a foundation for the handsome wooden columns that support the porch. Windows and a sidelight sparkle across much of the front facade.

Once inside, gathering spaces are to your right. The dining area flows into the living room, which is completely open to the kitchen. The living room is vaulted, sloping to the left and right by the window bay up front. Another vault bisects the room, with slopes running down, front and back. 

Natural light flows into the living room during daylight hours. Two clerestory windows crown the standard-height windows below. The upper windows are square and much smaller than those beneath them. A wood or pellet stove would fit nicely into an alcove by the kitchen, at the rear of the room.

Kitchen counters and cupboards wrap around three sides. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can gaze out the window, supervise kids at play, or chat with people in the living room. 

Bedrooms, a bathroom and a large utility room are all off to the left. The rear bedroom is larger and has direct bathroom access. Its closet spans one entire wall. In the utility room, a deep sink is built into a counter next to the washer, and overhead cabinets fill one wall.

1st Nov, 2016
Articles, Blog

At the beginning of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright introduced a distinct new architectural style that expressed the flat, sweeping prairie of his native Midwest. Simplicity was the name of the game, combining comfort, utility and beauty in a modern look that was a huge departure from the ornamental Victorian house of the previous century.

Modern Prairie Style House Plan, Home Plan, Arrowwood 31-051

Appearing to rise from the earth, these homes blended with the landscape. They were earthy and unique, with a façade that hugged the ground. From 1900 to 1930, the prairie-style home was the fashion trend of the home design world.

“Prairie-style homes are bold and modern,” said Rick McAlexander, CEO of Associated Designs Inc. “They are rich and warm with natural colors that are not only inviting but comforting. It’s hard not to feel welcome in a prairie-style house.”

And while Wright broke with tradition in creating his new design, his classic lines thrive today – with just a few changes, of course.

“Because prairie-style homes don’t dominate the lot, its lower profile appeals to homeowners,” McAlexander said. “It’s also an easier home to build and an easier home to maintain, and with that in mind, homeowners take the general concept of the prairie style and add a few 21st century twists to it.”

Prairie-style homes are predominantly known for their use of natural elements and motifs. Stone, brick, stucco or finished wood is layered horizontally, giving the home linear shadow lines and a rich contrast with bold design elements. A variety of geometric shapes and forms inspired by nature are highlighted through window arrangements, columns, low walls and planters. The prairie design works with the landscape rather than against it, both in the interior and exterior.

The most prominent exterior design element is the roof, which utilizes wider overhangs to help emphasize those horizontal lines. In Associated Designs’ Arrowwood home plan, the hip roof profile draws the eye to the horizontal overhangs while the natural, earthy tones of the materials give it a subtle, simplistic feel. It does indeed blend in with the surrounding landscape. And as with all prairie-style homes, the Arrowwood also features a covered porch and a recessed entry.

“Those same natural materials and simple lines are also seen inside the home,” said McAlexander. “This helps complement that warm exterior.”

Quite often, the living space of prairie-style homes is centered on a living room off of the entry. This open space would be separated from the kitchen and dining areas that include exterior windows and doors that open up to outside living spaces, such as the Arrowwood’s back porch. But that is where the Arrowwood’s similarities end.

 “Clients these days are looking to keep the traditional low angles and horizontal lines, but combine those ideas with more modern elements such as glass, transom windows and shed roofs,” said McAlexander. “Inside, the popular great room dominates these modern prairie-style homes.”

The classic, prairie-style home interior had more formal, separated spaces, which gave it a more confined and darker feel despite the warmth of the simple, natural tones. By opening up the interior spaces, the modern prairie home has a more connected floor plan. The Arrowwood’s great room flows into the dining and kitchen areas.

Other updates are more subtle, said McAlexander. For instance, the raised entry roof is not a traditional motif in the prairie style, but it adds interest and character to the front elevation while still retaining those classic horizontal lines. The Arrowwood also incorporates some ranch-style exterior elements such as the wider gables, but the natural stone and wood link back to Wright’s original prairie design.

The interior also has gotten a few modern updates. Fewer people are concerned with matching the interior detail with the exterior, so there’s often more color, more depth and more space, such as vaulted ceilings.

“Prairie-style homes are a popular trend today, but as with all trends, people make adjustments to fit their lifestyle or their interests,” said McAlexander. “This doesn’t mean that Wright’s classic prairie-style home is disappearing. It’s more that even the most traditional of lines can go off on a few tangents with often amazing results.”

And that’s always been the case with home design. Victorian homes gave way to prairie-style simplicity, which in turn was replaced by ranch-style living and so on and so forth. Home trends are constantly changing, and that’s what makes the modern prairie-style home design something that can’t be ignored. 

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31st Oct, 2016
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Featured House Plan of the Week, Southwest Home Plan, Santa Rosa 30-800

 

A bright tile roof caps the smooth stucco of the Southwestern-style Santa Rosa house plan. Designed for construction on a sloped building lot, this home has three levels. Gathering spaces are on the main floor, and bedrooms are above. A roomy two-car garage and two large storage areas are on the ground floor.

A welcoming arched opening leads from the garage on the right to the handsome railed staircase leading to the main floor. A wider arch, opening onto the entry porch, frames the front door, along with a windowed bench to the door's left. Inside, art niches on both sides of the door trim the short passageway into the foyer.

From the foyer to the right is a den or home office. Straight ahead, an arch marks the passageway that leads to a spacious dining room, windowed on three sides. That hallway also runs past an utility room, then onto access a covered patio with skylights. Sliding glass doors in the dining room open to the patio as well.

To the left of the foyer is an arched opening which leads into a foyer extension with a coat closet and a bench for shoe removal. The next arch opens into the living room, which features a corner fireplace and recessed home entertainment center. This space is open to a gourmet kitchen, and also offers access to a side deck.

Upstairs, owners' suite features include a railed balcony, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a shower, spa tub, dual vanity and private toilet. Each of the other two bedrooms share a jack-n-jill bathroom.

28th Oct, 2016
Blog, New Home Plans

New House Plan, Home Plan, Contemporary House Plan, Quail Ridge 31-060

Clean lines and prairie-style influences create a contemporary look to the Quail Ridge home plan. Walking into the foyer you can choose to walk through the set of French doors to the den on the left or proceed straight to the vaulted great room. The four panel sliding glass door at the rear of the great room extends the living area to the covered patio. The left side of the main floor also contains the owners' suite - which features a luxurious bathroom with walk-in shower, soaking tub, and walk-in closet and is linked to a secondary suite with its own walk-in closet and curbless shower. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms with a jack-n-jill style bathroom, and loft.

 
 
24th Oct, 2016
Blog, House Plan of the Week

European House Plan, Home Plan, Featured House Plan of the Week, Southwick 30-482

The European exterior is a composition of rough, earthy texture of stone veneer here runs a complementary counterpoint to the classical columns, graceful arches and ethereal neo-Gothic windows. These elements, along with the wrought iron balcony railing, blend to give the estate-size Southwick a pleasant French flavor.

Entering through the vaulted porch, you stand in a naturally bright foyer. Windows surround the door on the sides and top. Double doors on the left open into a vaulted den that also function as a library, study, or home office.

Directly ahead, ornamental columns flank a wide, arched opening that leads into an open living room. A gas fireplace is centered along the left wall, and custom cabinets fill that wall on both sides. Wide windows span most of the rear, offering a great view while letting in plenty of natural light. Another column-rimmed, arched opening is across the room from the fireplace. This one links the living room to the dining area and kitchen.

French doors are centered in the half-octagonal window bay that expands the dining area, offering easy access to a large, partially covered patio. This entire space is open to the large kitchen. Kitchen amenities include: a built-in hutch and desk, corner display shelves, and a large work island/eating bar.

The vaulted master suite features a luxurious bathroom, large walk-in closet, and direct access to a vaulted, covered patio ideal for a hot tub. Two additional bedrooms are upstairs, along with a vaulted loft, a two-section bathroom, and a bonus room with a gas fireplace, home entertainment center and balcony.

17th Oct, 2016
Blog, House Plan of the Week

Contemporary House Plan, Home Plan, Norwich 30-175

Intriguing angles, combined with arched windows and brick detailing, draws one to the Norwich. Cedar shakes, corner quoins and small sections of lap siding contribute to the visual appeal to this contemporary house plan. This single-level plan can be adapted for wheelchair accessibility.

Standing in the entry, you face towards the kitchen, living room and dining room. The vaulted living room is stunning with its richly glassed rear wall. An entertainment center is on one side of the fireplace while cabinets, shelves and a small sink are on the other side.

A raised eating bar lends partial separation between the kitchen and a dining room, and French doors open to access a partially covered patio brightened by skylights. Kitchen features include: a walk-in pantry, built-in appliances, and a work island.

The small powder room and large utility room are mere steps away. Linked to the garage, the utility room serves as a mudroom.

Angled walls and a coffered ceiling frame the luxurious master suite. Its gas fireplace can be enjoyed from either the spa tub or the bed/sitting area. Light flows through glass blocks illuminating the tub, and the large closet provides ample storage space.

A dramatic arched window graces the other bedroom, which is vaulted and has access to a two-section bathroom.

French doors open into a room concealed by a 6-foot-high partition that bounds the living room. With tall windows opening towards the front, this space could serve as a den, home office or even a third bedroom.

10th Oct, 2016
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Featured House Plan of the Week, Cottage House Plan, Home Plan, St. Clair 30-383

The three-bedroom St. Clair cottage house plan is much larger than it looks from the curb. It's about twice as deep as it is wide and offers nearly 1700 square feet of living space, a covered porch, patio and two-car garage.

Craftsman-style detailing gives the home a pleasantly familiar look and sense of nostalgia. Examples include the signature Craftsman windows, tapered columns atop stone veneer bases, and a cross-gabled roof. Novel tapered side trim on windows and the garage door echoes the shape of the columns.

The interior floor plan is modern day. Entering the foyer brightened by sidelights and a transom to the right, arched openings lead into the living room, then two equal-sized bedrooms and a bathroom on the left. A step-in coat closet is straight ahead.

Light flows into the living room through windows on two sides. Another arch defines the living room into the dining room, which in turn is open to the kitchen. Pocket doors on the left side of the dining room reveal a large study alcove with built-in shelves and a desk. This makes an ideal location for a library and the family computer.

Counters and cupboards line two sides of the large kitchen, while an island with a raised eating bar provides additional work and storage space. Other kitchen amenities include a step-in pantry, and sliding glass doors, which access a partially covered curved patio. Laundry appliances are nearby in a passthrough that connects to the garage.

Features in the master suite include a large walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom with dual vanity, shower and graceful claw foot tub.

3rd Oct, 2016
Articles, Blog

Picture yourself standing in a great hall in a medieval castle. The ceiling soars above you as in a cathedral with a chandelier’s lights twinkling. Your eyes are drawn to the living area and immense stone fireplace, the long dining table in the far corner. The large windows on the left spill natural light into the high-ceilinged room that has likely entertained guests in huge banquets and balls. Your imagination goes wild as you consider all the ways this great room can be utilized for your family and your lifestyle.

Your home could be just like this castle – filled with light and space and greatness.

The concept of a great room is actually nothing new. It began in the castles of Europe, and fell by the way side in the 1900s as living rooms and family rooms were built as separate spaces in houses. In the 1990s, developers across America were getting few demands for great rooms. Now, however, the demand for great rooms has risen to epic proportions. It has, in fact, become the biggest trend in housing development in the last few years, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In Associated Designs’ 2016 Home from the Heart Survey, 86% of respondents wanted a great room in their dream home.

“The idea of a great room is fairly simple,” said Rick McAlexander, CEO of Associated Designs. “It’s a large, multipurpose room that’s centralized in the design of the home. There are no walls separating the living room, family room and kitchen. It simply flows.”

A family room is where you and your family gather with friends, watch TV, relax and play games. The living room’s purpose is more formal. A great room, in a sense, combines the good of each of those rooms into one centralized, gathering space. Builders in a 2013 NAHB survey, described great rooms as some combination of family room, living room, dining room and kitchen, but it is not confined to just those rooms and can include a study area or a kitchen nook.

But a home with a great room doesn’t necessarily mean the square footage is high. While most homes with great rooms are more than 2,000 square feet, according to the NAHB, the concept of a centralized, multipurpose room can be utilized in smaller homes, too.

“It’s not reserved for mansions,” said McAlexander. “The great room is about allowing movement in a house so that you aren’t confining living rooms and family rooms and kitchens to specific spaces. They are all connected in some way.” 

There are two basic iterations of the great room: a true great room in which one large room contains the kitchen, living room, family room and dining room with no separation, and an open living style great room that provides some separation.

A true great room, like the one in Associated Designs’ Stratford 30-615 design, blends several rooms into one large space, each connected to the other. In the Stratford design, the kitchen, dining room and vaulted living room flow together in one expansive gathering space with a fireplace, wood box and window seat.

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Stratford's Great Room 

“A true great room can be a combination of several types of spaces, and that’s what this design does,” said McAlexander. “You have a centralized living space where everything happens.”

The open living style great room takes the grandness of the room and redefines it with slight separation. It’s still a great room, as all the rooms flow together, but there are clear delineations for each area’s purpose. The kitchen, for example, may be clearly marked by a curved countertop as in the Heartington 10-550 design. And while a true great room has vaulted ceilings, an open living style usually doesn’t. The bright and spacious living area in the Heartington is balanced by, and open to, the comfortably large kitchen and nook, but each space is set apart from the other.

Great Room, Heartington 10-550, Ranch House Plan, Home Plan Great Room, Heartington 10-550, Ranch House Plan, Home Plan
Heartington's Great Room

“It’s still open and flowing, and you aren’t confined to putting a singular purpose onto one area of the great room,” said McAlexander. “But some areas are clearly allocated a purpose. It allows for freedom of movement while still providing some order.”

Every man’s home is his castle, or so the saying goes, which means a great room can be utilized and designed in any way that suits your family, your lifestyle or your personality. As more and more homes are designed with great rooms, there will be countless versions and countless ways in which they will be used. In the end, that’s the beauty of the great room – a gathering space of infinite possibilities. 

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