House Plan: Twitchin’ Minnow by John Tee!

Classic Design...
Classic Design…

John Tee. Architect. Brilliant house plans. Each has such a great layout, no wasted space! I’m excited to be featuring his house plans, they are stunning, and you will be thrilled. Trust me!

The Twitchin’ Minnow (1376) Plan is 1,920 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms – just wait until you see the plan.

Main Floor
Main Floor

The main floor space is dynamite! Look at that wonderful covered porch. I think it’s brilliant how it’s along part of the front of the house and the side. You walk into the kitchen. I know some of you will say, “I don’t want anyone to see my dirty dishes”, but in reality, the kitchen space has become more and more important to us over the years, not only as a place to cook a meal, but as a place to gather, to participate together in making a meal, to visit with friends or family members. AND… many kitchens are truly show places. One of the best places in your house! I like the kitchen sink looking out the front window. It seems like I’m always at my kitchen sink, either washing dishes or washing fruit, or doing something… I would like to be looking out the front window!

The great room and dining room are off the kitchen, separate, yet very much together. I think it’s wonderful to have a screened porch off the living/dining space! I like that the master suite is on the opposite side of the home. Very private!


Upstairs are two bedrooms that share a loft area, each with their own bathrooms, one with a tub, the other with a shower. That is flexibility at its finest!

Optional Terrace Level Walkout Basement
Optional  – Terrace Level Walkout Basement

Now… if you’re saying, ugh, I love this plan, but need more bedrooms… here you go! An optional (not included in the square footage I listed) terrace level walkout basement with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. What more could you ask for??

Read a bit about John Tee – from his website:

John Tee, Architect

Growing up in the South, John Tee has a deep appreciation for the rich history of Southern domestic architecture and combines over 30 years of experience as a licensed architect with hands-on knowledge of home construction. In addition to designing custom homes, John has also been a long time contributor to Southern Living magazine and has designed four of their annual Southern Living Idea Houses. His work has also been featured in Cooking Light, Progressive Farmer and Coastal Living magazines.

John has been or is affiliated with the American Institute of ArchitectsNational Association of Home Builders and the Institute of Classical Architecture.

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Catch you back here tomorrow!

House Plan Thursday (on Wednesday this week)… Holly Grove by Southern Living…

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Holly Grove (SL-1581) by Southern Living House Plans – An Exclusive Design for Southern Living by John Tee, Architect

* Beep * Beep * Beep * I would like to announce that House Plan Thursday will be today instead of tomorrow due to the 4th of July holiday… Didn’t want you to miss out on this sweet little house plan! It boasts a nice front porch to sit, drink iced tea and catch up on a good book… Ahhh, the possibilities are endless! Here’s a description of it from the Southern Living House Plan website:

These days you need every square foot in your house to count, just like each dollar of your paycheck. Our Holly Grove plan offers a modest 1,269 square feet, and this design is as straightforward as it is charming. Based on a shotgun house (so named because you can see clear from the front door to the back), Holly Grove boasts a combined living, dining, and kitchen area that’s suited to today’s casual lifestyles Two bedrooms and baths round out the other half of the house.

For great looks and space-savvy rooms, Architect John Tee designed this plan to give you the biggest bang for your buck!

So, if you’re looking to downsize, or if you need a small getaway… this could be the plan for you!

I really like that there is a separate utility room, as well as a back porch. Wouldn’t it be great with bead board and lots of hooks for hanging coats, etc.? As well as a place for shoes? Perhaps a dog wash station?!

As you all know, I’m a fan of an open plan, this way if you’re cooking you can still be a part of whatever might be going on! Perfect that the sink looks out a window… I do a lot of dreaming while I’m washing dishes looking down the street from my kitchen window… Hey, don’t laugh… DREAMING. IS. FREE. ha…

HousePlan HollyGrove floorplan sl

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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