By Emilienne Magali. Floor Plan. Published at Friday, January 26th, 2018 - 06:38:55 AM.
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.
Windows on two sides of a room balance daylight and create a spacious feeling; windows on just one side of a room create a cave-like feeling and promote glare. Windows set high in a wall can provide daylight while preserving privacy; however a room with these high windows, often called clerestories, will feel tight and boxy if it does not also have lower windows on another wall for views. A window wall that wraps around the end of a room, can be an especially dramatic way to celebrate a view -- as long as there is an overhang to protect from too much direct sunlight.
A well executed courtyard makes a house memorable as well as more livable. The strong indoor-outdoor connection is a powerful lure but also the geometry of the space, its openings and wall surfaces, and paving materials play important roles,as you can see in modern plan on this post.
Note: according to International Code Council R304 “Habitable rooms shall not be less than 7 feet in any horizontal dimension.” This is very small for a room — or large for a cage…After having participated in the design of many idea houses for Sunset magazine I think a 10-by-12-foot bedroom is too small. But you may disagree.
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