Prairie Style Solution to Sloping Lot
Challenged with a lot that slopes to the back? Looking for a home plan with a great finished basement? Consider this two-story home: The finished lower-level features a fourth bedroom and guest bath, along with a game room and exercise alcove. The game room and exercise alcove are flexible and could easily be used as a family room and play area. A large storage area, which opens to the backyard, is the ideal place to store tools, potting supplies, and outdoor furniture in the off season. A Prairie-school inspired exterior blankets the façade, marrying bands of horizontal siding and ledgestone accents. The garage - with its tandem third-car space - accommodates a narrow lot. From the foyer, one views the great room with its fireplace, media center and corner-window view to the rear. At the other end of the great room, double doors lead into an office with a built-in desk and sun-drenched corner windows. Beyond the great room, the kitchen and dining room unite at the rear of the home. An island defines the work space of the kitchen while windows flood the room with light. Walk-in closets provide plenty of clothing and accessory storage in the upper level's three bedrooms. With a laundry room just down the hall, tossing in a load of clothes is convenient. A bath with dual lavs and tub and toilet compartment service the kid's bedrooms. The master suite has a door that leads to a private deck. A tiled, walk-in shower and large spa tub highlight the bath.
Architectural Styles Associated with this design
The Mascord Contemporary Collection boasts modern homes designed around light and space: open, airy and with an abundance of windows in various styles, these homes are generously appointed to bring ample light indoors. Unique rooflines and asymmetrical designs create rooms that feel as grand as they are innovative. With a focus on maximizing square footage and minimizing costs, these pioneering modern homes are as reasonable to build as they are pleasant to live in. 'Fifties Modern' homes with hip roofs and carefully placed windows and simple exteriors are also included in our contemporary collection.
The term contemporary architecture is also applied to a range of styles of recently built structures and space which are optimized for current use. The concept of modernism is a central theme in the efforts of 20th century modern architecture. Gaining global popularity especially after the Second World War, architectural modernism was adopted by many architects and architectural educators, and continued as a dominant architectural style for institutional and corporate buildings into the 21st century.
Our Prairie style houseplans feature a low pitched roof, usually hipped, with a wide overhang, and have boxed shapes with a horizontal emphasis. They typically feature clean lines with massive square porch supports, and casement windows in rows.
Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the American home when he began to design "Prairie" style houses characterized by low, horizontal lines that were meant to blend with the flat landscape around them. Typically, these structures were built around a central chimney, consisted of broad open spaces instead of strictly defined rooms, and deliberately blurred the distinction between interior space and the surrounding terrain. Wright acclaimed "the new reality that is space instead of matter" and, about architectural interiors, said that the "reality of a building is not the container but the space within."
Our collection of Prairie Style homes exemplifies the style-- mixing timeless architectural elements with modern convenience, resulting in a wonderful home built to withstand the ever-changing 'vogue' of modern styles.
Prairie style features:
Low-pitched roof Overhanging eaves Horizontal lines Central chimney Open floor plan Clerestory windows