Welcome Fall! Great Cabin Plans: Part 1
The end of September marks the beginning of Fall. And you know what that means! Pumpkins, scarecrows, hayrides, bonfires, and pumpkin spice lattes for everyone! I’m down for everything but the last bit. (I don’t like the taste of them.) Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love it when the weather starts turning just a bit cooler and it starts to get that dry, crisp feeling.
After months of oppressive heat and humidity, we all love the change in the temperature. But there is just a smell and a feeling to fall that makes me so happy. It is just the best time of the year when I can break out my hoodies and my jeans and drive down the road with the fall foliage in full effect. Ah, it just gives me the warm and fuzzies.
So, to celebrate the coming of fall and the cozy time of the year, we are going to look at some of our coziest house plans. Yep, cabins! So, grab you a warm drink and snuggle up with your tablet/phone/computer and let’s look at some great cabin house plans.
White Bluffs Cabin (NDG 1404)
This lovely plan gives you 1,800 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Entering the home through the large covered Front Porch, you find yourself in an open floor plan with a Great Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Room. The Great Room features vaulted ceilings and a stonework fireplace to enjoy on those cozy winter nights.
From the Great Room you can access the Master Suite. The Master Bedroom features vaulted ceilings and a gorgeous picture window. The Master Bath gives you space for both a shower and a whirlpool tub with an entry into the walk-in closet.
Returning to the Great Room you make your way to the Kitchen which features a high bar with seating for 6 and a Breakfast Room. The Breakfast Room features a large picture window that overlooks the Grilling Porch on the rear of the home and gives you plenty of natural light. The Kitchen also has a window right above the sink. My grandmother loved watching the birds while she was washing dishes. It’s just a simple pleasure in life.
The Breakfast Room gives you access to the downstairs half bath, Laundry Room and Storage Room with built in shelving. It also allows you to go out onto the Grilling Porch. Cup of coffee and watching the sunrise, anyone?
From the Great Room you find the stairs and the access door giving you storage under the stairs. Again, I’m so jealous of having a storage cubby under the stairs. I can see my kiddos pretending to be Harry Potter under there.
The second-floor features Bedrooms 2 and 3 and the bathroom they share. This little cabin is large in potential. It would make a perfect getaway for any family!
Lake House Retreat (NDG 1114)
This cabin style home gives you just over 2,700 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This house plan features a beautiful covered porch that runs the entire length of the home. It makes a perfect place to enjoy a quiet afternoon watching the birds or listening to the kids play.
As you approach the home, the first thing that catches your eye is that Covered front Porch. It has exposed rafters and a vaulted ceiling giving this house plan a very old-school look. In fact, a family built this plan just down the road from where I live and even though they finished it recently, it looks as if the home has been there for years. It just fits the surroundings.
Stepping into the home you find yourself in an open floor plan that includes the Foyer, Great Room and Dining Room. This open floor plan gives you high ceilings that reach all the way to the roof. This gives the space a lighter, more airy feeling. The Foyer has the stairs to the second level as well as a pantry nestled under them. Directly to the left as you enter the home, you find the Kitchen area.
The Kitchen gives you plenty of counter space with a “C" shaped counter area. It also features a bar with seating for 6. The Dining Room is directly across from the Kitchen and gives you plenty of natural light with the large windows facing the rear of the home.
The Great Room features a stonework fireplace and opens to the Screened Covered Porch on the rear of the home. On the left side of the home, you will find Bedrooms 2 and 3. Each bedroom has access to the hall bathroom and gives you some great closet space. Bedroom 2 also has a door that leads to the Screened Covered Porch on the rear of the home.
The other side of the home gives you plenty of room for the Master Suite that features large windows and an entrance to the Covered Screened Porch on the rear of the home. The Master Bath features jack and jill sinks and a large shower with a glass block window facing the side of the home. The Master Suite also gives you an entrance to the large Laundry Room.
On the rear of the home you will find a wonderful Outdoor Living Area. This large space gives you a Screened and Covered Porch that has a vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters. It covers the entire width of the home and gives you some gorgeous rustic accents and stonework columns. The porch also leads out onto a Lower Deck.
This Lower Deck gives you plenty of room for entertaining and hosting barbeques. Since the Covered Porch gives you a built-in place for an outdoor grill, the Lower Deck is solely for eating and visiting.
The second floor gives you room for Bedroom 5 which features its own Bathroom and has a window seat. I can just see sitting here on a hot summer evening listening to rain falling on a tin roof right above me.
The other side of the second floor gives you plenty of space for a Game Room or a space that can be used for a fourth Bedroom. Featuring a vaulted ceiling this room is great for an extra space. The two areas on the second floor can be accessed using a bridge that runs across the length of the home and gives you an overlook into the first floor.
Austin Ridge (MEN 5195)
This home from award winning designer Michael E. Nelson is rustic luxury at its finest. The first thing that you notice about this plan is the stonework and woodwork features on the front of the home. This makes sure that anyone who sees your home is going to be immediately wowed by it. This plan gives you just over 5,000 square feet of living space with 4 Bedrooms and 4.5 Bathrooms. It also gives you a 2 car Garage to store your motorized beauties.
Entering the home from its circular drive, you step onto the covered Porch featuring stonework columns. You can step into the home into the Foyer that features a 12’ high ceiling. On the left side of the Foyer is the Dining Room which is perfect for entertaining. The left side of the Foyer gives you access to the Office space which has a large window overlooking the Porch. The Office also has its own storage area and gives you a perfect place to keep your sensitive files.
Continuing to the left you find yourself in the Safe Room. This is perfect for those areas that could be affected by severe weather because it gives you quick access to the Safe Room. The Master Suite is also on this side of the home.
The Master Suite features a passthrough masonry fireplace and its own sitting room. The Master Bath gives you both a linen closet and drawer storage as well as a large glass shower with a seat. The Master Suite is rounded out by two large walk-in closets.
Moving back through the home, you find the Great Room that has the other half of the passthrough masonry fireplace and exposed timber beams. The Great Room also features French Doors that lead out onto the Outdoor Grilling Porch at the rear of the home.
The Great Room connects with the large Kitchen Area which features loads of great counterspace and room for a refrigerator and a freezer. It also has bar seating for 4 that faces the Breakfast Room. The Breakfast Room has a large window that looks out on to the rear of the home. The Kitchen also gives you access to a large Pantry that is every cook’s dream.
The rest of the home features a large Laundry Area with its own sink for soaking those super tough stains, a Half Bath for the kids, a Kid’s Nook off of the Garage for those busy weeknights and a Dog/Cat room with its own entrance and a drain in the center. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are on this side of the home as well as the Guest Room. All of the bedrooms feature their own bathroom and walk in closet.
The second floor of the home gives you a Bonus Room and another Bathroom. This space would be perfect for a kid play area, an office or an exercise room. This plan gives you everything that a growing family would ever need.
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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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