European Cottage with Games Room and Wet Bar
Cedar shingles decorate the exterior of this terrific cottage. Stone accents surround an entry with sidelights and arched transom. The foyer opens to a hallway with closet and half-bath. On the right is a den with nine-foot ceiling and two box windows. The vaulted great room is brightened by a modified Palladian window and warmed by a fireplace. It is open to the breakfast nook and L-shaped kitchen. A formal dining room is defined by a ten-foot ceiling and decorative columns. A vaulted master suite and a guest bedroom with nine-foot ceiling are located down a short hall. The master salon features a bay window; the master bath contains a walk-in closet, spa tub and separate shower. A private bath serves the guest room. A three-car garage connects to the home at a laundry area with a bench seat, washer/dryer space and a closet. Upstairs are an additional bedroom, a full bath and a large games room with a wet bar. Both the bedroom and the games room have nine-foot ceilings.
Architectural Styles Associated with this design
This home is a gorgeous example of one of our craftsman houseplans. In the mid-1970s, a revivalism of sorts began among American collectors and preservationists. Pottery, glassworks, furniture, lighting, and houses from the turn of the 20th century were rediscovered and being celebrated for their simplicity of design and traditional beauty. These artistic remnants of the Arts and Crafts movement, which thrived from 1876-1915 continue to be celebrated today.
Common Craftsman design features:
- Low-pitched roof lines, gabled or hipped roof
- Deeply overhanging eaves
- Exposed rafters or decorative brackets under eaves
- Front porch beneath extension of main roof
- Tapered, square columns supporting roof
- 4-over-1 or 6-over-1 double-hung windows
- Frank Lloyd Wright design motifs
- Hand-crafted stone or woodwork
- Mixed materials throughout structure
Our Shingle style home plans typically comprise homes with steeply pitched roof lines, and shingle covered walls. They also have a smooth surface appearance with little or no decoration. There is also usually a covered porch.
In the Shingle style, English influence was combined with the renewed interest in Colonial American architecture which followed the 1876 celebration of the Centennial.Architects emulated colonial houses' plain, shingled surfaces as well as their massing, whether in the simple gable of McKim Mead and White's Low House or in the complex massing of Kragsyde, which looked almost as if a colonial house had been fancifully expanded over many years. This impression of the passage of time was enhanced by the use of shingles. Some architects, in order to attain a weathered look on a new building, even had the cedar shakes dipped in buttermilk, dried and then installed, to leave a grayish tinge to the façade.
Our traditional style houseplans comprise a neo-eclectic style borrowing details from historic styles and adapting to contemporary forms and materials - i.e.: Colonial porches and columns, Tudor half-timber, French steeply pitched hip roof and arched windows, Georgian entry doors or Victorian porch spindle work. Wood exteriors combined with brick or stone trim.
Traditional homes freely borrow from a number of historic styles and combine them to relay a new expression. Many historic styles are also 'traditional' in nature, and are incorporated into the Mascord Collection. Colonial, Tudor, Craftsman, Cape Cod - in this collection of home plans you'll discover floor plans that reflect modern lifestyles with spacious rooms, flexible spaces and modern conveniences, but mixed with distinct architectural flair, curb appeal and modern aesthetic. Expect elements such as free-flowing kitchens, breakfast nooks, and family room combinations.