One Plan, Six Ways
There’s no reason to feel boxed into a timber home design. Floor plans are more flexible than you think.
Have you ever sought out that perfect timber home design - one that has absolutely
everything you are looking for — only to come up empty handed? Maybe you find a floor plan that you love, but the exterior just doesn’t excite you. Or, you find an exterior style that fits in with the area where you plan to build, but the floor plan doesn’t provide what you need or want. Searching for a single de-
sign that meets all your criteria, inside and out, can feel frustrating, but don’t let it derail you. Professional designers can mix and match floor plans and exterior styles with amazing results.
To prove our point, we are going to take a look at a very popular floor plan by MossCreek, a nationally recognized design firm, and see how many styles we can create with only small tweaks to the actual layout.
The original design is the 2,792square-foot Decoy II, a plan that features a highly sought after main-level master bedroom, two upstairs bedrooms and three-and-half baths. The house has an open design that allows the kitchen, dining and great room to be visible to each other. The entry is positioned in the center of the house along a connecting gallery with a rear wall of windows. When visitors arrive through the front door, they are greeted by a framed view of the outdoor living porch and vista beyond.
The exterior is a classic, ruggedly refined exterior. A careful blend of materials, natural components and architectural details creates a quilt of textures and colors. It is a dramatic design perfectly suited for any rustic environment.
What if you love this floor plan layout, but you aren’t building in a woodland setting? What if your desired location is by the beach or in the suburbs; perhaps a contemporary neighborhood, the intercoastal Carolinas or in an area with a modern West Coast/Miami vibe? Let’s experiment and see if we can create exterior themes for each of these settings, with little to no alteration the floor plan.
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