ATRIUM HOUSE PLANS COLLECTION
If you are looking to build a home and want to incorporate the beauty of nature into your house plan an atrium is the perfect way to do this. A tranquil garden of flowers, shrubs and trees will be at the center and heart of the home.
These house plans feature open-air atriums for maximum air flow and light. Your mini oasis will thrive right in the middle of your home giving life to your dwelling.
The atria are perfectly complimented by the elegant design of the house plans giving you the complete package. Open floor plans allow for the best views of the atria. Family and friends will marvel at these little Edens located in your home from the moment they walk in as each of them has 1 side displayed in the foyer.
Not only do atria bring the beauty of nature into your home, they also provide a way for natural light to spread where it typically would not be able to do so. This adds to the over all feeling of peace and life that these spaces bring.
Historical Origin Of The Atrium
Atria can be dated as far back as the roman empire. They were very popular in ancient roman architecture and were located in the center of the large houses, or domus. They featured a shallow pool in the middle to catch rain water and were often very beautifully decorated. These atrium were not used for housing beautiful plants but were actually the centerpiece of the home given the natural light and air flow made them the most desirable rooms to spend one’s time in. This being the case they were lavishly furnished and decorated.
While we may not need these atrium for air flow any longer do to modern innovation, we can certainly connect with these ancient people with the desire to live our lives around light, openness and life.
What Makes Our Atrium House Plan Designs The Best?
Designer Michael E. Nelson took great care when designing these home plans to have the best use of the atrium and the best flow around it. The atrium is not just another room in these designs but the center piece or heart beat of the home, defining it. The house plan evolves and grows around it like the plants within.
These three house plans are beautiful examples of how nature and the beauty of the earth should be a part of our daily lives.