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Thoughts on houseplan

Wynne Kurtz
6 years ago

We are within about six months of starting a new home build, we have casually spoken to a few builders and already own 40 acres that we plan to build on. Like most people we have looked at hundreds of house plans but I keep landing on this one.

We are building in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas, rural location on 40 acres with about 10 wooded. Building site is level, we plan to build on a crawlspace. I'm not keen on the exterior rendering as far as colors. I plan to use white cement board, metal roof, and keep the chimney and foundation as natural, local rock. Not sure about the garage in rock too as pictured or the shutters? My vision for the house is to make it look as if it has been there for a long time, none of that "modern farmhouse" stuff though. The land we are building on has an original land patent from 1880 but outside of an old dump and spring house there are no remaining structures.

I don't prefer open floor plans so have considered scraping the eating bar and extending that wall a bit. Also want to rework the laundry area to include a sink. The full bath on the main floor would be changed to a powder room and that closet extended, I plan to use that room as my sewing room. We have two young children and do not plan for any more. We would finish the bonus space.

Curious what other people's thoughts are? Thank you!

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