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8th Feb, 2019
Blog, New Home Plans

Stonegate 31-132

The charming storybook feel of the Stonegate blends the best of Lodge Style, Craftsman, and European influences. Designed for a sloped lot, the main living area sits atop a large garage with a side entry. The garage has two bays for car entry and a smaller bay on the opposite side for easy access to yard maintenance items, or golf cart. The garage is wide enough to hold up to four cars stacked two by two. The main floor is open style living area with vaulted ceilings. This area continues onto a large deck for extended outdoor living space. A fireplace is nestled into the living room wall. On the opposite side of the house is a large vaulted suite with a private balcony and bath with walk-in closet and shower. Above the guest suite is a great storage area accessed by ladder just off the kitchen. This house plan could serve as a guest house, vacation get-a-way or a primary residence.

Klickitat 31-129

The Klickitat is a traditional-style home with a charming exterior to fit in most settings. What may seem small will live large. The great room features tall, vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows and sliding glass door will let in the natural beauty. The kitchen has a large island with plenty of workspace and added storage. Near the step-in pantry is a bench that is convenient to the utility and main entrances. The utility room is spacious with a utility sink and room for a freezer. Down the hall from the great room, is a bedroom and an owners' suite. The owners' suite has a dressing area and walk-in closet which connects to a shared bath. This home could serve as a primary residence, or vacation cabin get-a-way.

Whiskey Creek 31-143

Farmhouse-style ranch home plan the Whiskey Creek will charm your friends and family with it's fun yet sophisticated look. With the garage doors at the side of the house, the street view of the house is quaint, while the inside is grand with luxurious amenities. The welcoming foyer has an 11' ceiling and a hall leading into the great room which offers museum quality wall space for your family photos or artwork. To the right of the foyer are two bedrooms and to the left is a formal dining room. The great room features a fireplace and sliding doors out to a roomy covered patio with room to entertain. The kitchen is open to the great room. Through the kitchen towards the front of the house is a large pantry with a secondary refrigerator and a nook big enough for a desk or shelving. Continuing through will lead you into the dining room. Through the back of the kitchen leads you to the utility room and mud hall and garage enterance. To the right from the kitchen is the owners' suite with a luxurious, spa-like bath with a clawfoot bathtub and modern walk-in shower. The walk-in closet has a convenient pass-through linen shelf connected to the utility room.

Logsden 31-075

The Logsden cabin plan blends elegance and rustic together with its lodge style and large wrap-around deck. Once inside you are greeted with an impressive view through the floor to ceiling windows in the two-story, vaulted great room. The cozy fireplace on the wall opposite the kitchen is enjoyed throughout the main level living space. Down the hall past the kitchen are two bedrooms and the pass-through utility room. Upstairs is a loft, open to the great room can take in the impressive view through the windows. The remaining second floor is dedicated to the owners' suite. This large suite is a quiet get away to relax. The owners' bath offers a soaking tub and two walk-in closets. The Logsden has all the amenities to be a primary residence or it could also be a luxurious vacation home.

Kinsale 31-142

The Kinsale is a Craftsman-style Farmhouse plan that brings style to functionality. The exterior offers  charm to any neighborhood with it's cozy covered porches and Craftsman accents. One will sure feel welcome when they walk through the front door into the two story foyer. To the left, double doors lead into a den which could function as an office, guest room, or library. Continuing past the entry, you enter into the great room. The great room features a fireplace and two-story vaulted ceilings and is open to the dining area and kitchen which is separated by a large island. From the dining room, behind a sliding barn door, is the utility room, a large storage closet and entrance to the 3-car garage. The opposite side of the home is the owners' suite and bath with two walk-in closets. Up the stairs along the great room is two additional bedrooms and a bonus room with kitchenette and built-in desk. 

 

1st Feb, 2019
Articles, Blog

Newswire —Feb. 1,2019—You are considering a new home and are stuck trying to figure out what style of living area will best work for you, your family, and the way that you live. Well ponder no further. The House Plan Company has prepared this helpful guide to the three main types of living areas and how they live.

The Vintage Layout: Separated Family and Entertaining Spaces

Formally defined spaces and separation between family and gathering spaces is the traditional approach to arranging the living area of a home. As showcased in the New Haven design 33225 the formal living and dining rooms are front and center while the casual family gathering spaces are at the back of the home.

“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,” says Rick McAlexander CEO of Associated Designs, Inc. “The same can be applied to the dining spaces. A nook makes a great space for regular family meals while the formal dining room gives the homeowner the opportunity for more elaborate entertaining.”

The Contemporary Layout: Great Rooms

The pinnacle in relaxed living is the great room, a seamless blending of the three core living areas in one open space. The Bandon plan 33318 showcases this style of living area with a fully open great room at its core.

“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. 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 Modern Layout: Open Living Style Great Rooms

 “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,” says Rick.

Take the Clarendon plan 14996. The center of the home is filled with the living and dining room along with the kitchen. The L-shaped staircase is the only separation between the dining room and family room, while the kitchen is separated from the family room by the generous sized island. The main gathering areas are all open to other areas of the home while still having some sense of separation.

Every man’s home is his castle, or so the saying goes, which means the central living area can be utilized and designed in any way that suits your family, your lifestyle or your personality. It is important that your home reflects the way you live not just the latest trend. So ask yourself and be honest. What type of living area best fits me, my family and the way we live?

 

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