Outdoor Places - Happy Spaces

Ah, Spring.  The new, fresh, growing, blooming and hopeful opportunities of this season are upon us.  It’s time to shed your winter blues and heavy clothes.  Shake off the cozy blankets of January and awaken your bright spirit to what lies beyond your walls. 

This charming, Old World European design (HPP-2813), by Living Concepts House Plans by Frank Snodgrass, will give you both the warm, cozy, happy home feeling in every season, but its Spring, Summer and early Autumn outdoor features will have you yearning to spend time on your outdoor living spaces daily. 

This welcoming home, with its combination of English Country/Old World charm gives you loads of space with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a half bath in 2,545 square feet.  Set on a golf course, wooded lot or lake, are just some options in making this your haven.   Driving up to your garage, with arched doors and a cupola, you know that your welcome has just begun.  An asset to this single-story home is the large walkout lower level that lends itself to many extras in your life. 


 Imagine walking onto your covered front porch with the arched, wooden and windowed front door.  This porch with its stone exterior, is the right spot for a favorite seasonal potted plant or a chair and small table.    

Once inside, beyond your foyer, is a large and very functional family room/great room with cathedral ceiling.  The fireplace in here will be just what you want to have lit for every reason when Old Man Winter returns. 

 Just off the family room is your open concept kitchen and dining area. The dining space is a perfect spot for family meals or playing late night poker games with friends.  Your kitchen island is your central line of sight into your dining space and the family room beyond.  No matter if you are home alone or entertaining a crowd, you’ll never feel left out or missing a thing.  The open space is enough to relax and breathe in, but still lends itself perfectly to a cozy, intimate feeling all year long.   

 Entering your home from the two-car garage, is a small mudroom area and your convenient, yet out of the way, 1st floor laundry room. 

To the right of your family room is your master suite.  This retreat gives you end of day grace and first of the morning reason to get out of bed.  The master bath with double sink ensures no struggles for space while teeth brushing or primping.  The separate soaking tub and shower give you just what you need for whatever mood you are in.  Your large walk-in-closet is enough to share.  Be it shoes, handbags, golf shirts or suits, they can all get along in this roomy space. 

  The first of your crowning jewel outdoor spaces lies just beyond the family room.  The covered terrace is accessible from both the family room and the master suite.  Morning coffee and thought gathering?  Check, check.   Casual lunch with friends?  Check.  Evening drinks or dinner?  Check, check.  Quiet night reflections?  Welcome.  From your grill to a table for dining, to growing pots of herbs or flowers, this space with cathedral ceiling, will always make sure Mother Nature holds nothing over you!  Let the April showers fall, the May flowers bloom, June bugs fly and July’s sun rays shine.  Here you have the best of everything.  Sit.  Eat.  Entertain.  Storm-watch.  You will never be uncomfortable on this lovely terrace.  

Realizing your home has a wonderful exposed lower level, you will be excited to plan your guest space and whatever else you desire.  With a large recreation area for gaming tables, large screen-tv and fluffy, easy furniture will make for  the best of hang-out space for everyone to feel welcome in.  Your dreams are yours.   

 The fireplace on the lower level will add to your comfort and content feeling in this charming home.  There is a bar for any libation you like.  Smoothie or coconut water after a workout?  Your favorite spirit with your guys in a man-cave?  Ladies, your tea and wine for crafting, puzzles, book or movie club?  Girls night for gossip and giggles?  Come on down.   

With a guest suite/bedroom on this lower level, you offer a quiet respite from the daily living of upstairs.  This bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower and walk-in closet.   

The 3rd suite has a walk-in closet and bath nearby, but not en suite.  Perfect for a second guest room or when your college student is home, office, work-out room or your hobby, you have what you need in a home without fuss.  There is plenty of storage in the lower level as well.

Accessed from the lower level walk out rec room is the second crowning jewel of this home. The covered lanai again, protects you from whatever weather surrounds you.  This space is great for an outdoor kitchen with a grill and small refrigerator.  By adding quaint seating and table for a solo meal or for more entertaining, this covered space is sure to be a favorite spot.    

Perhaps a firepit for s’mores or chaise lounge chairs will round out your all-encompassing wish list in this charmer of a house. 

  Make it your own.  Welcome Home.