The Westfall - Ranch Style Home Design for the Northwest
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Combine the best in Craftsman and Ranch style house plans, and you end up with the Westfall. This elegant home boasts a welcoming columned front porch (very Craftsman) as well as a floor plan that lives to the backyard (in true Ranch style). If you’re looking for a comfortable yet breathtaking home where you can entertain guests or just enjoy the view off your own back porch, look no further. Let’s take a tour of this lovely home.
We enter through a gracious covered front porch that has enough space to sit and watch rainstorms. A three-bay garage is located off to the right, preserving the façade for welcoming guests. Walking through the front door, we find ourselves in a gorgeous space. The foyer has 11-foot ceilings; stunning wood columns delineate the entrance from the vaulted great room straight ahead. There’s a clear line of sight here through double doors to the back patio. The home’s location is easy to appreciate, thanks to a wall of windows off the great room and dining area. To orient ourselves, the dining area and kitchen are to the right of the foyer; the master suite and office lie to the left. A second bedroom and den or third bedroom are situated beyond the dining area, to the right.
The Westfall’s great room is a beautiful vaulted space, with gorgeous exposed beams. It has a fireplace with built-in bookcases on each side. Double glass doors flanked by windows lead to a back porch; arched multi-pane windows above add even more natural light. An open floor plan (typical of Ranch house plans) combines the great room, kitchen, and dining room into one big “family triangle,” with no walls to cramp the space.
The grand windows continue in the dining room, which opens to its own vaulted, covered back porch—ideal for outdoor living! The adjacent kitchen incorporates a central island with a double sink, a 10-foot ceiling, plenty of counter space, and a second sink overlooking the front porch. A pantry closet adds plenty of room for storage.
Next, we turn to a hallway off of the kitchen. On our right, we find a front-facing den or third bedroom. It has its own walk-in closet, and a full bath next door. There’s a second bedroom across the hall with another walk-in closet and a private full bath. This second bedroom overlooks the covered back porch. At the end of the hall is a mudroom leading to the garage. This informal entrance has plenty of organizational features, including a cloak closet and a built-in storage bench. There are a sink and workbench along the back wall of the generously sized garage.
Crossing back through the kitchen, dining area, and great room, we enter a hallway to the left of the foyer. To our left, an office overlooking the front yard. Next door: the comfortable utility room, with space for a washer/dryer, and plenty of counter space for crafts. A door leads from the utility room, through to the master walk-in closet; this clever layout will allow the homeowner to grab clean clothes from the dryer without walking through the rest of the home. A second door off the walk-in closet leads to the master bath, which boasts twin sinks, a huge shower (perfect for aging in place) and a linen closet. The master bedroom next door has its own entrance to the back porch, as well as a built-in media center. Another door connects the master bedroom to the hallway connecting to the foyer.
All in all, the Westfall Ranch house plans are ideal for modern living. Gorgeous vaulted ceilings create gracious living areas, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing at home. Single story living doesn’t get any better than this.