Towards the back, the kitchen is open to the family room where a fireplace is flanked by built-ins and french doors lead to the back porch. There are three places to eat: the bright breakfast room, counter seating and the formal dining room in front.
Dine al fresco on the screened porch and you've got four places to eat. The stairs get natural light with windows at the second level. Everyone sleeps upstairs, and with a central laundry area, that chore is a breeze. The master of the house is lucky indeed, with a private screened porch located off the master bedroom.
A five fixture bath and walk-in closet are great touches to the suite. Each plan set includes the following: Foundation Plan: Includes detailed information about the foundation layout including concrete walls, footings, pads, posts, beams, bearing walls, and foundation notes.
If the home features a basement, the first-floor framing details may also be included on this plan. If your plan features slab construction rather than a basement, the plan shows footings and details for a monolithic slab. This page, or another in the set, may include a sample plot plan for locating your house on a building site. Additional sheets focus on foundation cross-sections and other details.
In some instances a designer may only provide what is commonly referred to as a foundation schematic or plumbing plan. These types of drawings only show the footprint of the foundation and do not include foundation construction details.
It is amazing how we each feel like we have our own space while enjoying the roomy feeling of this open floor plan. We were able to personalize our home plan without any issue.
Before beginning the project we were able to get all of our questions answered openly and honestly without delay. We are so fortunate that we chose Brooks because the quality of the plans gave our contractor the tools he needed to build a quality project. I would hope that anyone reading this review will stop and think on the more a contractor has to "make it up as he goes" the more likely you will have issues with your final result, and no one should have to live with regrets on the biggest project they might ever undertake.
We found Brooks online and used his architectural expertise to build two homes in North Carolina. These homes were in historic areas and his home design with excellent attention to details, resulted in the most beautiful homes. He also is great at interpreting our vague requests and modifying his plans perfectly. My husband and I highly recommend him and hope to keep building and uses his plans exclusively in the future! After total destruction of our beach home from" Sandy" ,we found Brooks Ballard plans online for exactly what we wanted in rebuilding.
Worked together via internet, refining and customizing our now sq,ft. Brooks was a DELIGHT to work with and had many great ideas to add to our ideas ,resulting in the perfect summer and vacation home , designed to grow with our family for years to come. Brooks worked within our budget to be cost efficient providing top line architectural design. We are scheduled to break ground for our foundation in January, with our fingers crossed for a 4th of July blow out!
We wanted to maintain the "bungalow" flavor of what our town used to look like, pre-storm and got a great, vintage-inspired exterior combined with a 21st century way of life interior. When my wife and I set out to build a home, we both agreed that bungalow styles are what we wanted. Having worked as a carpenter for a number of years I knew they were efficient builds and make the most out of small spaces. However, when it came time for plan shopping, many sites had a distorted view of what a bungalow is.
In fact, I am not sure many of the online plan sites really know what a bungalow is. When we found Home Patterns, we knew we found what we were looking for; this guy knows bungalows.
The process was simple. We picked the design that we liked the most and fit our budget. Then using Microsoft Paint, we simply cut and pasted the floor plan features we liked from the other plans in to our desired plan.
After sending the proposed layout to Brooks, he was quick to point out any problems we might encounter and helped us get it sorted. After only a few emails, we had a working plan. American Craftsmans Rooted in a philosophy of simple practicality, our elegantly crafted home plans are built with efficiency, endurance and understated elegance in mind.
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Bungalow Home Plans Cozy, inviting homes with open floor plans and wide porches. This familiar Foursquare style is made from concrete block, an onsite method of construction.
Cast iron was being used for all sorts of things by the end of the 19th century, including cast-iron architecture , but Harmon S. Palmer had a different idea: He invented a small cast-iron molding machine that could form concrete blocks right at a work site. These little molding machines became very popular, especially through catalog sales.
The Sears Modern Homes mail-order catalog offered house plans for free if you bought the machine. For "a small portion of your millwork order," Sears would give you the plans for free. The plans just happened to be for a concrete block home that could be easily made with the "Wizard block-making machine," available for purchase right there in the catalog. Note, too, that this floor plan has an attached kitchen at the first-floor level—a sign that this is an early design from when containing kitchen fires was still a concern.
What made this house modern? Closets in the bedrooms. Model from the Sears Modern Homes catalog introduces the central hallway. This popular floor plan was different from many other plans e. Model 52 that had a room-sized hall-foyer containing the stairs.
Sometimes known as the "Hamilton," this model has a kitchen that is more integrated into the first floor than other designs. The second floor suggests that a large "storeroom" could be modified to a toilet room.
The home, called the "Chelsea," was advertised as concrete and frame construction.