Archive for the 'Curb Appeal' Category
By Deb Villeneuve
Filed under: Alcove,Attic,Beautiful House Entries,Breakfast nook,Curb Appeal,double vanity,Elegant entries,Ensuite,Ensuite bathroom,Focal Point,Formal Living Spaces,Foyer,Great Room,Guest bathroom,Home Office,Hot tub,House Plan of the Week,House plan with attached garage,Juliet balcony,linen closet,Luxury,Master Suite,Media Room,Mezzanine,Millwork and Trim,Mudroom,Plan of the Week,practical features,Romance,second living room,separate laundry area,Single family dwelling,Three-bedroom house plans,Two-storey house plans,Veranda,Victorian House Plans,walk in closet,Walk-in Pantry,with mezzanine
Are you passionate about Victorian architecture? Plan 3814 is a beautiful example that will be a pleasure to discover.
Outside, the turret is surrounded by a porch with turned posts and detailed work of the angle brackets and moldings that continues from beneath the eaves to enhance the Victorian feel of the entrance and carry the motif throughout.
The large entrance foyer opens onto a hall with a second family room to the left that would make a superb home office. The hall ends in an exquisite living area with a separate dining room on the front side of the well appointed kitchen that boasts a walk-in pantry, and a well fenestrated breakfast nook towards the back. The comfortable family room faces the back of the house and its beautiful fireplace is nestled between the large windows.
Upstairs, the two secondary bedrooms share a full bathroom and the laundry room on this level is sure to be a practical addition. The master suite has a full bathroom with toilet enclosure, separate shower and a double vanity along with a pedestal bath, romantically placed within the turret. The walk-in master bedroom closet and the large, 473 sq.ft. of bonus space above the garage are two more delightful surprises that this model has to offer.
By Deb Villeneuve
Filed under: Beautiful House Entries,Calming Interiors,Cathedral ceiling,Country Style Homes,Curb Appeal,double vanity,Drummond House Plans,Foyer,Home Office,House Plan of the Week,linen closet,Plan of the Week,separate laundry area,Single family dwelling,Three-bedroom house plans,Vaulted Ceiling,walk in closet,Wood
Designed with a country feeling in mind, plan 2759 offers a well defined exterior with colored wood fiber siding for an interesting contrast to the white of the windows, a popular choice for many of our models because it is cost efficient since colored windows and doors can add 25% to 30%.
This cottage is also very welcoming with its beautiful porch, complete with wide stairs, and the two doors that open into a large entrance foyer with abundant closet space.
Inside, the first level offers a well organized kitchen complete with pantry and a central island. The open floor plan has a fireplace that separates the dining room from the spacious living room, with a computer corner, along with a separate laundry area in the powder room.
Upstairs the size of the bedrooms, of which the smallest is 10’ x 11’, and the ample closet space in the master bedroom and the separate corner bath and shower in the second floor bathroom are pleasantly surprising features that enhance the comfort of this home
By Deb Villeneuve
Filed under: Aging in place,Baby boomers,Beautiful House Entries,Breakfast nook,Built-ins,Calming Interiors,Curb Appeal,Daylight,Elegant entries,Ensuite,Fireplaces,Formal Living Spaces,House Plan of the Week,linen closet,Luxury,Master suite on main,One-storey house plan,Plan of the Week,Single family dwelling,Single storey house plans,two bedroom house plans,walk in closet
First admired for its distinctive curb appeal, plan 3222 offers an equally impressive interior.
Outside, the double cornices, raised moldings and stone-brick offer visual diversion from the volume to give this home its remarkable cachet. The strategic placement of windows and doors enhances the natural light that penetrates inside. One look at the double doors to the patio and the ample fenestration of the exquisite family room, overlooking the back yard, will convince you of the bright and beautiful living space within.
Beyond the entrance foyer, the surprisingly well organized kitchen is bathed in natural light from the double windows of the breakfast nook. The central island adds to the livability of the kitchen area which opens onto a dining room situated in the center of the home. The enchantment continues upon entering the comfortable living room with its cozy fireplace tucked in between the two duos of doors to the garden. The well appointed bathroom and two generously sized bedrooms, each with ample closet space along with a garage that is accessible from inside the home or from the outside complete the features offered by this exquisite plan.
By Deb Villeneuve
Filed under: Beautiful House Entries,Bonus room,Breakfast nook,Built-ins,Calming Interiors,Country Style Homes,Curb Appeal,Drummond House Plans,Elegant entries,Ensuite bathroom,Fireplaces,Formal Living Spaces,Guest room,Home Office,House Plan of the Week,House plan with attached garage,Luxury,Master Suite,Northwest House Plans,Plan of the Week,Porch,powder room,second living room,separate laundry area,Single family dwelling,Three-bedroom house plans,Two-storey house plans,Veranda,walk in closet
As one of the Drummond House Plans that pleases clients on both sides of the border, plan 2853 is above all elegant with its beautiful veranda in front and its simple roof lines that are well balanced with the discreet openings including its double garage.
Inside, from the expanse of the main foyer can be seen a remarkable solarium. The 9’ ceiling height of the main floor which boasts a large living room with corner fireplace, a nicely sized dining room and a nicely sized kitchen with central island and breakfast nook. A separate laundry area with powder room and a beautiful secondary living room which could serve as a fourth bedroom.
The split level to the second floor has access to a surprisingly large bonus space above the garage that would make an ideal space for a home theater. The comfortably sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms, one an en suite to the main bedroom which also has a walk-in closet and a fireplace, make the appeal of this home obvious.
By Deb Villeneuve
Filed under: Breakfast nook,Calming Interiors,Curb Appeal,Daylight,Elegant entries,Ensuite bathroom,Home,Home Office,House Plan of the Week,House plan with attached garage,linen closet,Master Suite,Mezzanine,patio,Plan of the Week,separate laundry area,Single family dwelling,Sunken living room,terrace,Three-bedroom house plans,Two-storey house plans,walk in closet
A double garage in the front of this cottage complements its distinctly elegant styling. The double dormers above the garage and the covered porch that raises the entrance enhance the volume and add emphasis to the right.
A delightful terrace on the second level, that spans the width of the rear, adds cover to the patio below which is accessible through the family room or the kitchen and the master bedroom upstairs has its own access to the terrace with secondary access from the 4th bedroom / home office.
The 30’ width does not interfere with the comfort of the layout of this floor plan because of the strategic placement an open stairwell that is bathed in natural light. A sunken living room, complete with fireplace, is another visually enhancing effect of the well thought out floor plan of this beautiful home.
Upstairs the 4th bedroom/home office space off of the mezzanine, a linen closet and the three other bedrooms, including a master suite that has double glass doors out to the terrace and a walk-in closet, are features that are sure to increase the enjoyment of this home for the occupants.
By Jennifer Larocque
Filed under: Accessories,Backyard,Botanicals,color,Contemporary House Plans,Country Style Homes,Curb Appeal,Declutter,Do it yourself,Garden pots,Horticulture,Inspiration,Landscape Design,Modern decor,Natural products,Playhouse Plans,practical tips,Shed Plans,terrace
You like the look and feel of nature…how about a green fence cloaked in ivy or a cedar hedge or other kind of shrub like lilac. You can even opt for imitation if the idea of having year round greenery along the property line, that requires little or no maintenance, appeals to you.
An urban fence
If your outdoor furniture tends towards clean, modern lines then this may be the style for you. In keeping with a modern or Asian inspired style of home, this panel type fence which uses either tempered glass or plastic, allows light through while ensuring privacy. For a special touch, why not add footlights from the base of the trees or other focal points in your yard…
The ever popular trend towards contemporary in architecture and interior design inspires the wood panel enclosure which complements this style of home. Drummond House Plans offers a complete collection of contemporary designs.
Here is another place for a unique wood fence that enhances the look of an urban or contemporary design. The suspended lights above the table are a wonderful touch that does not break the bank!
Zen, in more ways than one!
The peaceful atmosphere of this serene environment is enhanced by the noise blocking capacity of this stonework fence that blends in perfectly with its surroundings
A ‘natural’ fence may be an option
If your yard opens out to a natural space, why not keep it simple with a rustic style of pine or barn wood enclosure that is perfect for framing the property without the feeling of restraint that a higher fence imprts. This kind of fence is perfect for a ranch or farm style home.
Decorative pots as fencing
To ‘dress’ a traditional fence all you need are some large size containers with a variety of interesting plants in different colors. By placing these flower (natural or artificial) pots along the length of your fence you will enhance the look and can change it so fit the season if desired.
A statement in black!
Black is a neutral color with luxurious connotation. Black fits well with natural elements, has a calming effect and a contemporary feel so experiment with it to create your unique environment.
Don’t limit yourself to traditional lattice, go deco!
Instead of the ever popular lattice work that is so common, why not use original wood panels as fencing and decoration to separate spaces or as structures on which your clematis can climb.
And why not add a personal touch…
What if, instead of that boring wood fence, you were to add color by painting the lats, a change that costs little but is sure to have an enormous impact!
By Deb Villeneuve
Filed under: by popular demand,Curb Appeal,Custom shower,double vanity,Drummond House Plans,Fiber Cement,Fireplaces,Foyer,Home Office,House Plan of the Week,House plan with attached garage,Modern House Plans,Plan of the Week,separate laundry area,Three-bedroom house plans,Trends,Two-storey house plans,walk in closet,Zen
Having received much attention at a Home Show in which it had been built on site and in response to the many requests for the addition of a garage to plan 3713, we are pleased to present model 3713-V1. The addition of a garage that is 14’ wide and almost 28’ deep is sure to meet the needs of the many who specifically requested this convenient feature.
Outside, the addition of a garage clad in fiber cement panels with cedar siding matches the rest of the structure for a pleasing visual impact and definite curb appeal.
Inside, other than the service entrance from the garage, this plan shares the same laudable features as its predecessor such as 9’ ceilings throughout the main level, a modern fireplace in the living room, a kitchen with an 8’ x 3’ island and computer corner, nicely sized bedrooms with ample closet space that includes a walk-in in the master bedroom and a full bathroom with separate 42” x 60” shower enclosure.
We invite you to discover our contemporary collection and share your comments with us !
By Deb Villeneuve
Inspired by plan 3133, this version offers a contemporary approach with 45 sq. ft. added to the main level that enhances the natural light to the enlarged basement.
Similar to the original, plan 3133-V3 offers an unusually large closet in the foyer and an open activities area that bathes the living and dining rooms in natural light from the abundant windows. The kitchen is complete with a practical 3’ x 7’ island. Three comfortably sized bedrooms, including a 13’ x 11’ master bedroom with walk-in closet and a well appointed bathroom that has room for a double vanity, 6’ bath and separate 3’ x 5’ shower complete this delightful floor plan.
If a contemporary, two bedroom model is what you are looking for, we invite you to discover plan 3133-V2 and its advantages!
By Deb Villeneuve
Filed under: Aging in place,Baby boomers,Breakfast nook,Craftsman,Curb Appeal,Drummond House Plans,Efficient,Empty nesters,Furniture placement,Home Office,House Plan of the Week,House plan with attached garage,Lifestyle property,Master suite on main,Northwest House Plans,One-storey house plan,Plan of the Week,practical features,separate laundry area,Single storey house plans
It takes more than cottages to answer to the needs of today’s ‘baby boomers’ and Drummond House Plans is pleased to offer this plan among our many single storey models that aims to answer their specific needs.
With its 1,276 sq. ft of living space on the main floor, a 360 sq. ft., garage and materials such as brick-stone and imitation cedar shingles finishing its classic exterior, this bungalow will meet the occupants’ aging in place needs.
The entrance foyer is surprisingly roomy. The brightly lit family area in front and the master bedroom have been strategically designed with the windows placed for ease in arranging the pieces of furniture within.
The layout includes an open activities area, kitchen with island and well fenestrated dining room that includes a triple patio door to the garden. There is a separate laundry area and a second bedroom, which can be used as a home office, and a well appointed bathroom with both corner bath and a corner shower.
The garage is accessible from the inside or outside and could easily be enlarged if required.
By Deb Villeneuve
Filed under: basement appartment,Built-ins,Casual floorplans,Curb Appeal,Daylight,Drummond House Plans,Efficient,Fireplaces,House Plan of the Week,Income property,Laundry chute,Mezzanine in garage,Modern House Plans,Mortgage Helper,Multi-family house plans,Plan of the Week,Three-bedroom house plans,Trends,walk in closet,Zen
The ever increasing demand for new homes that come complete with a revenue generating “bachelor” apartment, Drummond House Plans has created plan 3717-V1, an enlarged version of the original design, plan 3717, with new features that make it even more appealing.
Enhancements include an added one bedroom apartment and a garage complete with a mezzanine towards the back for storage.
Once inside the home, the 9′ ceiling on the main floor and ample windows throughout the living area offer exceptional natural light and in the kitchen which has been moved towards the front.
The 12’ x 16’ master bedrooms, with a walk in closet, as well as the generous sizes of the other bedrooms are elements that are sure to please. Other spectacular features of this home include a full bathroom with separate 3’ x 5’ shower and a laundry chute to the main floor.
The fire place in the living room with its built ins, the storage area at the service entrance from the garage and 40% of the basement space that the owners can use as best suits them are other practical features of this home.