Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Perfect House Plan

Front of the house - Doesn't it look inviting?

The Floor Plan - my favorite part

I'm so excited! I re-found my all-time favorite house plan. It isn't a log house, but I love it so much, it doesn't matter. I wonder if a log exterior could be put on it? Since it was designed to be a brick home, it probably would be better to stick with that - don't want to mess with something I like so much. And it's
not huge -- a little under 2000 sq. ft. It has everything I want - an open living area that is conducive for entertaining, a great master bedroom suite, front porch, covered back porch, and a layout that isn't all boxy. I would make some changes. I want a real fireplace rather than ventless gas fireplace. I also don't have a need for a "summer kitchen" on the back porch. Cooking over a stove outside in the summer doesn't sound very appealing. A gas grill is all I need for outdoor summer cooking. I'm not a big fan of hot tubs, either. By not having the hot tub on the back porch, it'll provide that much more room for things such as a hammock or a recliner.

I found a 5-acre lot for sale today that looks like a possibility. I have an appointment to walk around it tomorrow. It doesn't have any trees to speak of, but Joey has a landscape business. So I figure he'll take care of that.

A back view of the house


Joan said...

Yes, it looks very inviting. I love the openness of the floor plan. If we could build a house, this would be a house plan I would strongly consider -- and I would prefer the brick to logs. Could it have a basement?

Terry said...

Yes, Carol. I like the homey look of the front elevation, the openness of it, and the ingenuity of the floor plan. It looks very comfortable, guest friendly, and practical.
It looks like home to me.

Jane said...

Carol, this is a great house plan. Very liveable. I hope it works out for your to build it. You could investigate log siding if you want the look of logs. But, of course, there is a lot to be said for a brick home.

Jen said...

Ooh, that is neat! A good mixture of new and interesting with solid and traditional.

How fun!