Home plan chp-21224 presents an unusual combination of enticing exterior features. Geometric shapes, seen in the windows, dormers and front-facing gable are paired with the gentle arches of the porch and two upstairs windows. Copper-colored metal skirts the steeply- pitched predominately shingled roof. Siding includes board and batten, stucco and brick veneer for a pleasing and eclectic appearance. A box bay window off the garage adds even more character to this delightful floor plan. From the time you step from the covered front porch to the grilling porch in the back, you’ll fall in love with this traditional home with lots of room, privacy and storage for everybody in your family, even guests!
A dramatic vaulted foyer opens to the formal dining room with 12′ ceiling. Pass through the butler’s pantry box to the kitchen with island, counter bar and informal breakfast room with bay window and a door to the back grilling porch. The great room includes a media/home theater center and fireplace.
Your master suite is a private retreat in this well-arranged home. Away from the major traffic zones, your suite features a 10-foot boxed ceiling and a master bath with a corner whirlpool tub, separate shower and split vanities. Right outside the door is a staircase leading up to a loft with built-in computer center, good for a home office. A giant bonus room measuring 21’8″ by 25’10’ with sloped ceiling is perfect for play or a home theater.
Labelled the “Teenage Room,” a secluded bedroom upstairs makes the perfect getaway. It’s easy to keep tabs on the up and coming young adult in the family because he or she must pass by the master sweet when returning home from a late night out. After your teenager moves on to college, this space can be used as a second guest room. Two more bedrooms downstairs share a bathroom while the guest room/study has a bath of its own. Laundry is convenient with a room off the hallway that includes a utility sink and a linen closet tucked under the staircase.
In total, home plan chp-21224 has 2975 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 425 square feet of bonus space, a 327 square foot covered porch and a two-car garage. Click here to view the plans.
Hillside Vacation House Plan chp-31659 is presented with beautiful artwork and landscaping to represent the front elevation. Positioned on a sloping lot, the plan offers a cheerful daylight basement which will add square footage to the house if it’s finished. Highlighted in cherry red, the roof is saltbox in style- short on one side and pitched dramatically down the right side of the house, like a hat cocked to the side. Style is open to interpretation, but this design may be classified as contemporary. Architectural elements have been borrowed from many different styles, but the result is a an attractive mixture. Windows mimic the tall and straight composure of the framing. Despite a “buttoned-up” appearance, the house would be clean and inviting on a beach, lake shore or in a mountain forest.
The family car, or “getaway vehicle,” may be parked under the expansive deck in lieu of a garage. Pile out onto this deck to enjoy meals or soak up the sun (while slathered in sunscreen of course). You have now officially escaped the rat race! We recommend getting a set of comfortable cedar chairs or maybe a hammock for this generous 375 square feet of outdoor living space.
The designer of chp-31659 offers a bonus with 3D images of the floor plans, which give us a bird’s eye view of the interior. Wood flooring and tile was chosen in light colors to echo the exterior of the home. Instead of a traditional bay window for the living room, we see this modern angled window. Double glass doors open up to the deck and allow plenty of light inside. A stacked staircase separates the room from the dining area, and they lead down to the basement or up to the second floor bedrooms. The main floor bedroom measures 11’2″ x 9’8″ and shares the guest bathroom. A shower in place of a tub saves a little space. The angled entryway to each room and unconventional walls underline a modern layout.
Upstairs is really a 1/2 story, consisting of two bedrooms (each with closet storage), and a full bathroom between them. All in all, the perfect amount of space to allow for comfort and privacy during your time off. Click here to learn more.
Load up that kayak with a weekend’s worth of food and drinks, dip the oars into the gray-blue brackish water, and watch the ripples disperse- just like all that stress from a long week. Look forward to a Saturday and Sunday without distractions like cell phones and tablets. Maybe there’s a special someone sitting opposite you… Coastal house plan chp-53597 is the ultimate romantic getaway. Being completely surrounded by water is a novelty, offering peace, relaxation and solitude. Waves lap at the wood pilings and seagulls call as they fly overhead. It’s high tide, and the only way back home is by boat.
This plan is designed with wood floor framing- inside and out is like being on a dock. For protection against the elements, the exterior walls are 2×6 wood framing with r19 spray foam insulation, and the roof is conventional framing with waterproofing and thatching. The exterior is finished with wood siding and wood moldings. Watercraft can be secured to the plywood deck. Dimensions of the home are 33′ wide by 29′ deep and a total of 477 square feet of living space.
Enjoy 180 square feet of porch which is attached to the landing. Screen it in and add some comfortable furniture- the outdoor living space is perfect for evening breezes and looking over the water. During the day, you will see schools of fish and porpoises as they pass from the shadow of the house. Depending on the depth of the tide, you may have opportunities to swim, but be mindful of the current!
Enter through the double doors into the bedroom which is central to the floor plan. The his and hers closets measure 4′ by 2′, just large enough to store 2 days worth of clothing and accessories. (Of course, if the home is used as bachelor’s fishing cabin, these closets will accommodate plenty of tackle and other supplies!). Across from the closets are built-in shelves which function as nightstands by the headboard of the bed. The ceilings are 9′ and vaulted in the bedroom.
To the left is a luxury bathroom featuring a steam shower and claw-foot tub. A stackable washer and dryer can be placed in the corner niche, so everything you are accustomed to on the mainland is included and sized to fit. Sink, under counter refrigerator, 2-burner gas range and sitting area are arranged around the kitchen table on the right side of this simple, well-equipped layout. Click here to see more interior images.
This quaint little country cabin is delightful throughout the year. A total of 1451 square feet of living space, plus an 8′ covered porch in the front and a 17’8″ x 6′ grilling porch in the back invites you out for a summer vacation. Most days are hot and humid at this time of year, feeling like a sauna outside- but that’s not enough to deter dad from preparing steaks on the grill. After all, what would summer be without cookouts…or barbecues depending on your place of origin? And how do you like your steak? Well done? Medium rare? In July, thunderstorms do their worst, but the rain cascades harmlessly down the pitched metal roof. Upstairs, the kids switch off the lights and fall asleep to the sound of the rain.
Two good-sized bedrooms and a full bathroom occupy the second level. Bedroom 2 measures 13’4″ x 14’6″, and bedroom 3 measures 11’4″ x 14’5″. Each room has a dormer window for a view of the front yard and a side window to aid the “lookouts” when they are tasked by the “general” to guard the “fort.”
For three weeks in April, bright pink azaleas bloom around this quaint cottage, and a bright red hummingbird feeder hangs from the eave of the front porch, rocking in the breeze. The boys can impress mom with a bouquet of dandelions, and dad can thrill her with his landscaping capabilities. More than any other time of year, living
and playing and entertaining take place in the outdoors. The air conditioner is given respite, the windows are opened wide, and the roof yellows with pollen.
Though you love the outdoors, moving back inside in the fall and winter is not at all disappointing with a beautiful stone fireplace casting dancing light into the den on a chilly night. The den space is open to the dining area and separated from the kitchen by a breakfast bar, and the French doors have 12 glass panes on each side to admit plenty of light. Handsome hardwood floors seamlessly tie the living space together and match the kitchen cabinets. Marble counter tops add a a rich touch to country-style living.
The downstairs bedroom measures 11’4″ x 11′ and features a walk-in closet. The full bath doubles as a guest bathroom, and a stacked washer and dryer fits into a niche in the hallway. Additional closet space is located off the dining room, and equipment can be kept in the storage room off the back porch.
Luxury house plan chp-24514 boasts 3831 total square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Very popular in American states like Florida, Texas and California, a stucco exterior and low-pitched clay tile roof give this design a decidedly Mediterranean flair. Arched windows echo the stately appearance of the front doors, and the covered entryway is supported by spiral columns and topped with a decorative balcony. The formal dining room opens to the front courtyard, reminding you of a cafe where you once enjoyed the best picks from a delicious Grecian menu. From the guest suite upstairs, you may walk out to the wrapping balcony, lean against the gently curved iron rail and call out to your host to wait a few minutes- you have to apply some sunscreen before laying out by that luxurious pool. A covered lanai shelters the back of the house, shading the abundant windows of the master suite, parlor, dinette and gathering room.
A host is well-prepared to entertain with this spacious layout, and thankfully so- because guests may not feel the need to go home. In addition to the balcony, the 2nd level guest suite includes a full bathroom and walk-in closet. The smaller bedroom downstairs includes a full bath that opens to the back patio for access to the pool. No need for wet footprints making their way into other parts of the house. Inside, this bedroom opens to the gathering room with built-in entertainment center. Occupants will be drawn from their slumber by the wafting aroma of bacon and eggs from the kitchen around the corner. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the dinette by the elegant bowed windows.
The right wing of the home is taken by the master suite with its coffered ceiling, bed niche and built-in t.v. cabinet in the corner. Pass between two walk-in closets and notice that one is decidedly bigger. The person with the larger shoe collection will have to delegate the smaller closet to the less aggressive shopper. The bathroom features a private toilet room and two vanities, but the ultimate luxury is to pass through a columned and arched entryway to a whirlpool tub set in a tile base. It’s like a Greek portico leading to an ancient bath!
Arches are repeated throughout the house, and other rooms include the laundry, study and powder room. The garage is separated by a covered portico, and enough space is available for three or more vehicles. Click here to see the floor plans and additional photos for chp-24514.
Country house plan chp-29895 is embellished with a fanlight window on the dormer, decorative sidelights to match the window in the front door and delicate white balusters for the porch railing. Attractive white lattice skirting allows air to circulate under the house and keeps the critters away. Planters filled with bright yellow flowers really pop with the pale exterior paint that was chosen for this completed design.
The total living area, which is heated and air conditioned space, is 2083 square feet, but we can bet that you will take advantage of the covered porch during good weather. It measures 8 feet deep and 52 feet across the font of the house. Wrapping half way around both sides, 588 square feet gives you more than enough room for an outdoor sitting area with a porch swing or two. The romantic will imagine a first kiss at the door as seen in old movies, and the loving father might enjoy the humor of polishing his rifle while his daughter leaves on her first date.
From the foyer, you may enter the living room to your right under an arched passageway that is lined with columns. Across the room is a stone fireplace stretching all the way to the ceiling.
Family members might use a more casual entrance from the garage or side porch- both lead to a mud room. The powder room doubles as a utility room with convenient laundry closet.
The family room, kitchen and breakfast nook share an informal space at the back of the house. Glossy wide-plank pine floors and a denim couch invite you to sprawl in front of the flat screen after a long day or head out to the optional back deck to grill a family dinner. A lovely view of the back yard can be enjoyed through the bay window, and this space is perfect for a small breakfast table. Simple cabinetry of the kitchen is dressed up with marble counters and a solid rustic island. Display antiques or collectibles over the eating bar in the glass front cabinets.
All three bedrooms are located upstairs, and family members are greeted by a window seat and built-in bookshelves at the top of the staircase. Click here to see the floor plans and additional interior photographs.
Popular home plan chp-27613 is what we choose to call an “Elegant Southern Country” style. This 1-½ story home is a simple Southern design but becomes irresistible with its full wrap around porch and symmetrical dormers. If you can bear to leave the delightful porch for a while to go inside, you’ll find a somewhat contemporary design with lively angles, room brightening clerestory windows and a spacious open floor plan.
This is a “master on main level” floor plan, giving mom and dad the whole downstairs to themselves after the little ones settle down for the night. Included in the master suite is a door to the back screened porch so the couple can listen to crickets chirping in the evening while also enjoying protection from those pesky mosquitoes. Sneaking outside with a glass of wine or two is all the more fun with a private exit. Preparing to go out is convenient and comfortable with the layout of the master bathroom with its double vanity, large shower, whirlpool tub, private toilet area and a walk-in closet that measures almost 9′ x 9′!
Daytime chores are made easy as the laundry room is right outside the master bedroom. Don’t worry about carrying heavy baskets downstairs- a special convenience is the laundry chute just outside bedroom 2. Though tossing it down the chute is delightful for the kids, getting it back upstairs is a challenge that we must leave to your discretion.
The open family room shares a flow of space with the breakfast area which is lined with windows and has a door to the deck. This casual space is preferred by close-knit families as those in the kitchen have only to pass the dishes over the counter to enjoy meal times with the family or form an assembly line out to the deck for outdoor dining. Formal dining room, powder room and coat closet are located front and center for the guests.
Upstairs are two sizable bedrooms and a loft. Bedroom number 2 has a walk-in closet with a pass-through to attic storage and built-in bookcase. Bedroom number 3 has a built-in desk and bookshelves.
The ceilings on the main level are 9’ except for the clerestory areas above the master bedroom, family room, eating area and dining area which rise to approximately 18’. Upstairs ceilings are 8’. This southern house plan is one of our best selling home plans.
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