Low Country Farmhouse
Lovely Low Country Farmhouse
This endearing home is waiting for you. Its deep and wide, covered front porch, classic in farmhouse style, wants to know when you will sit for a while with your sweet tea and a friend to chat with. This easy, breezy feeling home, by Living Concepts House Plans architect Frank Snodgrass, with 2,932 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, is the perfect plan for when you want to relax and slow the pace of life that can be thrust upon us. (HPP-12166) The minute you drive into your driveway, I bet you can see the hanging baskets overflowing with ferns between the porch columns. I bet the low-growing mini-gardenia are planted at the base of your low front porch, scenting it with the heady, luscious fragrance only they offer. With a high-backed wood rocking chair from www.lowes.com, I know you hear the words: Welcome. Sit. Stay.
Stepping onto the covered porch, your front door with transom and windowed sidelights, will open to a welcoming foyer and stairway with landing to the second floor. Flanking the foyer is a large dining room and a study. As these rooms are at the front of the house, the tall, wide windows of the exterior will bring the pleasant outdoors, in.
Just beyond your foyer, you cross a hallway and walk into a large gathering room with a cozy fireplace. Whether it’s an easy night in by yourself or gatherings with others, this space can handle it. The warm, inviting glow of the fireplace will be just right when you need some comfortable indoor time. A door, perhaps a windowed French style (a door with windowpanes top to bottom), leads you from your gathering space to a covered back terrace. Pots of growing rosemary, lavender or basil and pots for flowers will fill this area with both olfactory and visual beauty. A dining table and chairs will make for an ideal end of day outdoor dining space. Add an open-air patio or gazebo beyond your covered terrace and include a garden, walking path to a stone fire pit, space for croquet or a mini golf putting green. It’s yours. Dream it. Enjoy it.
Your open kitchen has a lot of counterspace. Perhaps quartz countertops from www.caesarstoneus.com are just what you have in mind. With a nice butler style pantry between your kitchen and dining room, storing extra dishes, barware and specialty foods is easy and entertaining will always be on your mind. A large breakfast/eat-in area sits just beyond your kitchen prep space. From the eat-in area, you access convenient first-floor laundry and go out to your attached two- car garage.
The spacious master suite, located on the first floor, is ideal for empty-nesters or those that want to be away from older children that still live at home. The master suite has a water closet, walk-in shower and separate soaking tub. The long vanity has two sinks. There is a walk-in closet at the end of the master bath.
Once upstairs, your space opens to a large rec room and a hallway to suites and bathrooms.
There are two suites and two full bathrooms on this second floor. Suite 2 has an en suite bathroom with a tub and single sink vanity. This is a great guest room choice. It is at the end of the house, has light from a dormer and a nice walk in closet. I think coastal furniture from www.Universalfurniture.com, a line by Southern Living, would add lovely, comfortable charm here. This is the making of a special retreat for friends and family alike. Bedding from www.Brooklinen.com will offer the loveliest and softest luxurious nights rest. Add a vase of fresh flowers on a nightstand and your guests will not be eager to leave.
Suite 3 on the second floor would make for a peaceful room for a child. There is access to a walk-in closet and a full bath that also adjoins to the rec room. Again, a dormer window in here lets in light, adds ceiling height interest and could be a wonderful bedroom or hobby, library or art room.
The large rec room that opens itself to you at the top of the stairwell is a haven indeed. Movies, pool table, homework space for kids, exercising....anything and everything is possible here. The addition of a bar space, high top table, small fridge and popcorn machine will ensure loads of fun. Maybe a vintage pinball machine or tabletop Pac-Man game will take this space and your free time? If you put up a large flat screen television, tables for games and comfortable furniture, you are set to enjoy this large living space.
As with everything, the devil is in the details. Your details, your choices will make this home a warm, lively, welcoming, beautiful, memory-making dream! Make it your own. Welcome home.