Monday, March 7, 2011

Modern House Plan 1

This house is a 3,251 SF three bedroom home designed around a series of open and flexible wings. The house is divided in half with one private side for family and one side for family and friends. The different wings can be closed off from each other to maintain different comfort zones to save energy. There are essentially no corridors. Each space opens onto another space so no space is wasted. Space that normally would have been circulation, or halls, is integrated into the rooms. Not only does it make the rooms feel much larger it also allows the space to evolve over the years. It is easier to reconfigure, refurnish or remodel large open spaces than try to remodel a lot of small rooms.

An attached two car garage is connected to a large projects room that has a pantry and a back mud entry for the house. This room can be used for laundry or other projects, with expansive counter surface for flower arranging, wrapping gifts or folding laundry. The Kitchen, Family and Entertaining spaces open onto a large terrace, partly covered, with outdoor grill and fire pit. The bedroom wing centers around a a study-library-computer room gathering space for the family. The Master Bedroom has a private courtyard that could have a hot tub as quiet retreat for the parents. A storage hallway with closets and room to hang things on the wall connects to an independent Garage which can double as an indoor playroom for kids in the winter.

Exterior views of this plan can be seen here.

Interior views can be seen here.

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