Plan 1258 - The Saddleridge - Timeless Contemporary Farmhouse for all Generations
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3 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Saddleridge
Here is a modern farmhouse that will help you make your dreams of life in the country a reality! In fact, this is among our top farmhouse blueprints, and when you see everything the Saddleridge has to offer, you’ll see why.
It starts with the massive outdoor living space. This area was designed to help you enjoy the sweeping view out over fields and forests. With a roof to cover it, this space is shady and restful, even on summer’s hottest days. To one side, a fireplace will warm you up on cool autumn evenings. An outdoor kitchen to the other side of this area means that you’ll be able to entertain guests at summertime parties in style.
Moving indoors for the winter, you’ll enjoy the contemporary living area that the Saddleridge offers you. This wide-open space has plenty of room for comfortable armchairs and a sofa. With a fire crackling in the fireplace, you’ll spend many evenings curled up in a soft blanket, just enjoying the view.
This is a single-level home, too, which means that bedrooms and other useful spaces are all on the same floor—no navigating awkward staircases! One entire wing is devoted to bedroom space. Between the two kids’ bedrooms, there is a fully featured bathroom where they can get ready for school or brush their teeth before bedtime.
The master suite will welcome you with the comforts it has to offer. Glass doors afford you a beautiful view of the moonlight countryside, and the master bathroom features not only a tiled shower, but a spa tub so that you can relax before bedtime. Here, too, there is a large walk-in closet complete with shelving for shoes, jewelry and accessories.
The Saddleridge’s opposite wing is all about practicality. The mud room, for example, is accessible from the garage, front porch and from the back porch off the garage, which makes it a handy way to keep the mess from outdoors confined. This area also features a massive pantry—easy access from the garage so that you don’t have to haul heavy grocery bags far from the trunk of your car. The laundry room is situated here, too, just a few steps away from the kitchen and mudroom.
Finally, the home office is in this wing as well. The vaulted ceiling in this area makes it feel like an airy, roomy place to work, and windows overlooking the view behind your home amplify that sense of space. Built-in shelving plus plenty of room for the desk of your dreams will keep you productive and organized on those wonderful work from home days. This space also works perfectly as a media center if you love a quiet place to listen to music or watch your favorite classic movies.
Main Floor2798 SqFt
Total Area2798 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)16'-3"
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area877 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch10/12
This home features in our Farmhouse plans collection. Farmhouse is a general term for the main house of a farm. It is a type of building or house which serves a residential purpose in a rural or agricultural setting. Most often, the surrounding environment will be a farm. Many farm houses are shaped like a T. The perpendicular section is referred to as the ell. Architectural styles vary, but very often they are of Cape Cod design. In general styles vary from region to region, but more often the style is simplistic so to serve the needs (and the budget) of the owners.
Modern farmhouse style homes are a type of architectural design that combines traditional farmhouse elements with modern design elements. These homes often have a warm and cozy feel, and are designed to be functional and welcoming.
Our Ranch style house plan collection comprises single level homes with elongated elevations that suit placement on acreage or suburban lots, and the easy living open floorplans are ideal for families with both young and aging family members. The homes you'll see in this collection typically have a rectangular or L-shaped footprint, and low-pitched roof. They are ideal for placement of photovoltaics! Take a look and tell us what you think.
This plan is based upon another design - 1240
- Added 241 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Width increased 15ft.
- Overall Depth increased 2ft.
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