Stone veneer wainscoting accents this ranch-style home's three-car garage and covers the porch's bold column supports. In the great room, windows flank a fireplace that provides warmth while creating a colorful and relaxing focal point when skies are gray or dark. Kitchen workers can survey most everything by looking out across the eating bar.
In this Craftsman update, vaulted ceilings give an expansive feel to the foyer, living room, dining room, den, and front bedroom. The kitchen is open to the richly windowed living/dining area, across a counter with a range and oven on one side, and a gently curved eating bar on the other. A tray ceiling adds to the elegance of the deluxe owners’ suite.
With its single-level floor plan and central great room, the ranch style Lake Creek is equally well suited to the needs of growing families or empty nesters. Wide windows fill most of the rear wall, next to a fireplace nestled into the right-hand corner. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can observe the great room across a raised eating bar, plus the dining area and patio.
The exterior of this compact shingle-style home exudes nostalgic appeal, while the interior is totally contemporary. In the linked family gathering areas, light spills into the living and dining rooms through wide windows, and both are open to the kitchen. The owners’ suite boasts a good-sized walk-in closet and a private bathroom.
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May 17, 2011
Progress continues on the Urban Living project under construction in Crescent Village in Eugene, Oregon. These properties are currently available for purchase. Please contact Future B Homes for more information.
April 20, 2011
April 11, 2011
Located in Eugene's Crescent Village, these townhomes designed by Associated Designs are currently under construction by Future B Homes. We have the opportunity to follow the construction process with Future B Homes. These homes are available for purchase and prices start $309,000 and include quality finish packages. Check back often to watch the process.
Developer plans new homes for Crescent Village
When the Butlers were looking for their company’s next construction project, they knew that it needed to be something different from the homes that the company had been building for the past few years. “The market has changed,” says Mandi Butler. “People are looking for different design features in a home than they were 10 or even 5 years ago. Our lifestyles are changing; we all have less time and want to be conscious of how we use that time.” Future B Homes is very familiar with the North Gilham area and when they heard that there was an opportunity to design new single family homes in Crescent Village, the company saw this opportunity as a chance to build homes for today’s lifestyle. Very few builders are building speculative homes in the current economy, but the Butlers believe the company has enough market knowledge and experience to deliver what buyers want. “Crescent Village provides the low maintenance, convenience and efficiency that people are demanding in their homes now.” Future B Homes has been developing neighborhoods in North Eugene for over 30 years. Robert and Dorothy Butler built one of the company’s first homes on Crescent Avenue, and two generations later the family is following in their grandparents footsteps, having constructed over 200 homes in some of North Eugene’s premier neighborhoods: River Pointe, Crescent Meadows and, most recently, Hawthorne Estates. Future B Homes has designed two styles of homes for Crescent Village. The look will be very similar to the three story homes that line the east side of Lord Byron Place currently, but will have one-story less than their three-story cousins. The model home, on the front lot of Lord Byron, will be showcased on this year’s Tour of Homes. “Both home styles will have the master bedroom on the main level, which is a trend that we have found appeals to all types of people,” said Mandi. “Plus we have incorporated open living spaces that connect the living, dining and kitchen area. Despite the smaller footprint, the home will provide very generous storage areas, as well as flex spaces. "Wallace" PDF Information Flyer "Austen" PDF Information Flyer
Chalet house plans are characterized by gabled roofs, large windows, balconies, exposed beams and decorative profiles. To view our Chalet house plans click here.
Iconic Craftsman windows sparkle across the front of this updated Craftsman home plan. In the richly glassed living room, a fireplace nestles into a rear corner. The dining room is open to both the living room and a kitchen with a raised eating bar. Sliding glass doors offer easy access to a wide covered patio that could be screened.
Interesting angles throughout add uniqueness to almost every room. Designed for a frequently hot climate, this Mediterranean-style home has double-thick insulation and three-foot overhangs. Filtered light spills down over the octagonal dining room at center, through a similarly shaped crown of clerestory windows high overhead.
This barn plan features 2 stalls, generous storage, and a recreation room on the second floor. There are three garage doors that open to the center of the barn for easy access. Each stall has two sets of doors, one through the inside of the barn. The other gives you access from the outside. The exterior door could easily be fenced in and left open to expand the stall.
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"The ENERGYS STAR® competition was conceived to promote sustainable building, healthy homes and encourage architects and designers to design innovated, new green house plans. The basic criteria consisted of energy efficiency, green design, and design quality."
From this, we are pleased to kick off our new plan type Green Standard home plans. The homes in this catagory have carefully been designed and detailed with green building principals focusing on maximizing efficiency of the plumbing, mechanical system, insualtion, and more.
Panoramic views are a major plus in this lodge home plan, so families will want to chose their lot with care. Vistas from the vaulted hexagonal great room and deck are the most expansive, but those from almost every room can be stunning. The kitchen is open to the great room and is also vaulted, as is the luxurious owners’ suite.
Bright tile caps the smooth stucco of this three-level Southwestern house plan, designed for construction on a slope. The living room/kitchen has a fireplace, recessed home entertainment center, and access to a wide side deck. A dining room with windows on three sides is at the rear, and offers sliding door access to a skylit covered patio.
The concept of a "mud room" varies from one geographic location to another. Warmer, dryer climates will not require the same amenities as cooler, damper climates. Household needs not only vary from one to another, but as families transition through life stages. An empty nesters needs will be different from a household with teenagers which will be different than a family with younger children. That being said, the first step should be a review of the needs of the household as it relates to the locale.
After reviewing what is expected of the mud room, consider the amount of available space While every home, regardless of size, should accommodate the transition from outdoor to indoor the space needs to be kept in proportion with the overall size of the home. A small home may only have room for hooks and a shelf in the laundry area while an estate can feature the full function mud room. Or, if your remodeling, you need to consider the available space and cost vs. value.
The following is a question/answer segment for the Washington Examiner
Q. Can you "repurpose" a back hall or laundry? A. Chances are if you are looking at an existing home that the space you are considering is already a mud hall. In this case your first step would be the same as if you were designing a new home, determine what you expect from the space. Is it more storage? A place for the dog? Better separation from the primary living area? Or? Next consider the available space. Reconfiguring available cabinets and closets while updating floor, wall, and counter tops may satisfy the owners' needs. If more space is needed can walls be moved or volume added to the home? In some circumstances as little as 24" (the depth of a bench or countertop) addition can make the difference. An adjacent room may have the extra footage to sacrifice or infill under an existing eave outside the home may do the trick. When designing a new home this becomes a feature of the design process.
Q. Coolest and latest features? A. Simply considering that there is a need for the space is pretty cool. And priority should be given to satisfying the basic requirements including:
Storage, which can feature cubbies, bench, lockers, hooks, shelves, shoe racks, cabinets, closets, whatever fits the owners design sense and needs. Is the owner one who likes everything behind a door and hidden from view or open and accessible. Family of eight or empty nesters? Car keys, cell phones, brief cases or back packs and ipods.
Durability and ease of cleaning. Finish selections play the biggest part in satisfying this requirement. Hard surfaces such as tile are popular but laminates are making a comeback. Higher end laminates can offer comparable durability without grout lines to worry about. I'm also seeing more stained concrete floors and countertops. A cool feature if you’re in a very wet climate is to use a sloped floor to accommodate a floor drain. It's easy when using concrete floor finish. Creating a wainscot with the hard surface will protect the walls. With cabinet finishes, avoiding highly "polished" surfaces will help preserve the new look. Again, laminates seem to offer some good durability and ease of cleaning. Painting can be an option, but look for durability and ease of repair options. If you prefer natural woods you might consider more rustic finishes that will hide the scuffs and scrapes from daily use.
Access and natural light. Of coarse locating the mud hall so that it becomes the families most convenient access is important. The mud room will fail its most important task if the family crosses through the house to get to it. And personally I prefer that every room have a natural light source. This does not necessarily mean that it needs its own window. A re-lit, or indoor window, can allow an adjacent room to share its window.
Families with pets often create a space for food and water bowls or litter boxes as well as storage for pet supplies. Pet washing stations are popular with pet owners who have larger homes. Sometimes something as simple as a wash tub with counter space is enough, but I have designed homes with "dog wash stations". These include a raised platform with shower drain and hand held shower nozzle with steps to help the dog up. That same project featured direct outdoor access to a covered kennel area. These folks really loved their dogs.
Big into sports? When designing mud rooms for high mountain homes we often will work in storage for winter wear and ski gear. Some families have aspiring football, hockey or soccer players. While the traditional locker may work for these needs, you should consider extra ventilation.
Cell phones and MP3 players, hand held video games, or other traveling electronics may need a place to land in the mud hall. If space allows consider a laptop docking station with small desk for collecting bills, catalogs and miscellaneous "junk drawer" items.
Other features which have been included in a mud room include potting bench, sewing table, crafting area, gift wrapping station or canning kitchen. As much as I believe in the "Not so big house" design approach, there comes a point when you ask one room to serve to many functions. Potting plants and sewing are probably not compatible?
In regards to creating personal space for each family member. First question, is it really necessary? And then, how many family members are we talking about and what are their individual needs. A three year olds needs will be different from a high school football player, which will be different from a working adult. Is this a family of three or thirteen? Beyond baskets, cubbies, and lockers…not much new in the world storage. But a well thought out wall of cabinets can provide storage for most family needs.