By Daphne Nathanael. Floor Plan. Published at Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 - 00:18:43 AM.
Everyone wants to move outside in good weather so a well-designed and convenient porch, screen porch, pergola, patio, lanai, or deck is essential. It lets a small house live large. The trick is to make sure that such a space is ample enough for sitting and convenient to the kitchen or great room for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining.
Modern farmhouse design is a combination of traditional American farmhouse design and minimalistic contemporary style architecture. This house design reflects the needs of contemporary living by giving diverse inside spaces. Ground floor plan is divided in few different zones. Left wing accommodates main living area of open plan kitchen, living room and double story dining area. On the right wing, in the private zone there is master bedroom with large bathroom and open closet. It is situated parallel to the living room to catch the best views of open lot. Between two house wings on the ground floor there is a room suitable for home office or den. All main ground floor spaces are connected to the open outside porch to influence broader outside activities. On the second floor there are two large bedrooms and a bathroom. Open studio space could be used as a home library/hobby room or by adding partition walls there could be fourth bedroom of the house. Second floor also has a balcony which allows to enjoy open lot views from above.
This one-story, two bedroom home was originally designed for a walkout lot, so it included a plan for a finishes basement that has 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath and a large family room. The vaulted ceilings throughout the main body of the house make it feel larger than its compact footprint. Even though small, the home still features a generous mud room off the kitchen and a main level laundry which can also be built as an office/crib room off of the master bedroom when the laundry is located in the mud room. A row of transom lights at the high point of the roof bring in daylight that filters through to the bedroom via a translucent plastic transom at the tall side of the bedroom walls.
You can see in the drawing below that doors are drawn as thin rectangles and may include an arc to indicate the swing direction. Pocket doors are drawn as thin rectangles that disappear into walls. The increasingly popular sliding or “barn” doors are drawn partially open alongside a wall. Windows are breaks in walls crossed by thin lines showing the glass and the frame. Swinging windows (casements) may show a line or an arc to indicate the direction that the window opens.
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