Happy Friday!! Friday is probably my favorite day of the week. It’s when I can get stuff done. Saturdays are good, too, but Friday is my day. It’s when I can feel like I can finally relax after a week of running and going and doing. We live in such a fast-paced world today that we often forget how long processes can take and how long things can be dragged out for. So, it’s always best to make sure that you have everything in place so that there aren’t any unnecessary delays. One thing that can make your build easier to make sure you have a house plan before you go to the bank for your building loan. So, let’s take a look at some lovely house plans on this lovely sunny(!) Friday.
Mulberry Place (MEN 5242)
This is one of the newest plans by award winning designer Michael E. Nelson. This farmhouse style house plan is sure to please with just over 2,000 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths. The exterior of this home design combines the traditional farmhouse look with rustic stylings to generate massive curb appeal. On the inside of the home, you will find a split layout that goes against the traditional farmhouse style house plan and incorporates the more modern element of an open floor plan. Be sure to check out the massive walk-in closet in the master suite and the huge pantry just off the kitchen!
You can’t have a farmhouse without a covered front porch and this house plan delivers with a lovely covered porch with exposed timber beams to give it a rustic feel. The porch also has a lovely vaulted ceiling that make sure you and yours are going to stay dry coming into the home.
Entering the home, you find yourself in the foyer. This unique space is a traditional foyer is every sense except for the bank of windows on the wall on the left side. This bank of windows gives you a great view, but it also lets in tons of light in what is traditionally a dark and gloomy area of the home.
To the right of the foyer is a bedroom that can be used as a guest room or study. This room is accessed through barn doors from the foyer and features a double window that looks out under the covered porch in the front of the home.
Bedroom 3 also gives you a large walk-in closet and access to a shared bathroom through a sliding or pocket door. The walk-in closet is so large that it has to have its own window! This shared bathroom is on the interior of the home and can be used in case of severe weather as a safe spot.
Moving through the shared bathroom, you find yourself in the second bedroom. This large room has plenty of space for kids to grow into and has two windows that face the side of the home. Bedroom 2 also has a large walk-in closet. This space can be accessed either through the shared bathroom or from a short hallway between the great room and the bedroom.
This hallway also has one of the two half baths making it a convenient guest bathroom. You can also access the outdoor living area from this small hallway. The outdoor living area is located on the rear of the home.
This large outdoor space is perfect for entertaining in all kinds of weather. It’s split into two sections. The larger section, which is closer to the great room, has a vaulted ceiling and is perfect for grilling. The smaller section is still covered and has a large fireplace along one side of it that would be great for snuggling up close to on a chilly day.
The central core of this home design is the open floor plan. This open floor plan incorporates the great room, kitchen and dining area into one seamless space. The great room features a vaulted ceiling which continues the trend from the front porch.
The great room also gives you two sliding doors that open up to the grilling porch on the rear of the home where that vaulted ceiling is brought to the great outdoors. The great room has exposed faux beams and a large fireplace to give you that rustic vibe in the space. The other side of the great room gives you a bank of windows that looks out into the front of the home. This section of the landscaping would be a great place for a bird feeder or a butterfly garden.
The kitchen and the great room are separated by a very long kitchen island that spans nearly the width of the room. This island has seating for 6 and gives you a perfect place to prep dishes and to clean up after a meal with the large sink and dishwasher. This lets you keep an eye on the comings and goings while you are cleaning up.
The rest of the kitchen has loads of counterspace and room for a large range that is centrally located in the left wall of the space. Don’t forget about the large pantry! This pantry is perfect for those who don’t like to go to the store very much or who want to buy in bulk.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room. This large space gives you tons of room for entertaining. I think you could probably fit a 10-seat table easily into this space. The dining room also features a bank of windows that look out onto the rear of the home.
If you are entering this plan from the garage, you will find yourself in a long hallway. This hall gives you access to the second floor and its bonus room with the vaulted ceiling. You will also find a space with a bench with hanging storage that would be perfect for a mudroom.
Just before you reach the master suite, you will find the large laundry room. This laundry area is perfect for those busy families. The laundry room has space for both a counter and sink as well as storage over the washer and dryer to hang clothing or to air dry them.
The master suite is int the rear of the home and has plenty to offer. The master bedroom features a boxed ceiling that lends elegance and space to the room. Speaking of space, nothing makes a room feel more spacious than windows and this master bedroom definitely delivers with a triple window that looks out onto the rear of the home.
The master bath gives you everything you would need to relax after a hard day of work. It features a double vanity, a free-standing tub and a corner glass shower. Don’t forget about the large walk-in closet! Not only does it give you plenty of space, but putting clothes away is a breeze because of the connecting door to the laundry room.
Timberland Ridge (MEN 5238)
This traditional house plan gives you just under 2,000 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The exterior of the home gives you great curb appeal with the lovely gables in the roof and the board and batten siding with wooden shingles as accents. Inside the home, you will find an open floor plan with a great room, kitchen and breakfast room that gives you plenty of room for entertaining. The master suite is stately with a large master bath that allows you to relax after a long day.
As you approach the home, the first thing that you notice is the lovely roof line. This traditional house plan gives you such lovely gables on the front of both the home and the garage. As you step into the home through the covered front porch, you find yourself in the foyer.
To the right of the foyer you will find the study/bedroom 2. This bedroom gives you a large window that faces the front of the home and a standard sized closet. Just past this bedroom is the hall bath that is shared by bedrooms 2 and 3. Bedroom 3 gives you a window facing the side of the home and a standard size closet.
On the rear of the home you will find the master suite. The master bedroom features stately boxed ceilings with a window facing the rear of the home. The master bedroom also has a private exit to the grilling porch on the rear of the home.
The master bath gives you plenty of amenities. It features a double vanity, a whirlpool tub with a lovely ledge for storage and a shower stall. Don’t forget about the large walk-in closet!
The central portion of the home is occupied by the open floor plan including the great room, dining room and kitchen. The great room gives you high ceilings and features a fireplace along the right wall of the space as well as a large sliding door leading out to the grilling porch on the rear of the home.
The kitchen is separated from the great room by a large island. This island gives you bar seating for four and provides you a perfect place to wash up after the meal. The island has the sink and a place for the dishwasher built into it. This means that while you are cleaning up after supper, you can keep an eye on the comings and goings in the great room.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room. This intimate space gives you windows on 3 sides that face the rear and sides of the home. This space is perfect for family gatherings or quick meals.
The last part of the home is the laundry room. This is directly across from the pantry and gives you ample space to take care of that never-ending chore. The laundry room also gives you hanging storage over the washer and dryer hook ups.
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- Farmhouse style
- Farmhouse House Plans
- Contemporary Modern style
- Contemporary Modern House Plans
- Rustic Style
- Rustic House plans
- Mountain and Cabins House Style
- Mountain and Cabin House Plans
- Examining House Styles: Pool Houses
- House Plan Spotlight: Pool Houses
- Examining House Styles: The Florida Collection
- House Plan Spotlight: The Florida Collection
- Outdoor Buildings: Garages and Pool Houses
- American Style House Plans
- Starter Homes Spotlight: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
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