House Plan Thursday: A Classy Commune… Coastal Living plan SL 358!

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Island Cottage (SL-358) is an exclusive design for Southern Living by Historical Concepts, LLC and offered by Our Town Plans, LLC 

Island Cottage (SL-358) would be a gorgeous house nestled amongst mature trees… Somewhere nice and shady, fairly quiet, and if at all possible, near water! As we all grow older and the family dynamics change, this type of house could really make those times much better! If you look at the plan, everyone has their own space, including a screened porch! I love that! Then you have the shared spaces. Can you imagine, outdoor fires, cookouts and shared meals. This gives the younger people an opportunity to help out the older people… it also allows the older people to assist with the kids… It’s a unique plan because everyone truly has their own space to sit and read and be away from the crowd…

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The porches are amazing. Some are screened, like the big one off of the Family Room… wow, you could open your door and not let any bugs in by having that screened porch! My only concern is that the kitchen needs to be larger. Especially for this many people… A large pantry would also be a necessity… This plan is 2578 square feet, so it’s not out of control big…What do you think?

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CoastalLiving HousePlans.com 

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House Plan Thursday: Moser Design Plan TNH-B-11B…

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An image of Moser Design plan TNH-B-11B via Moser Design Facebook

Welcome to House Plan Thursday! Today’s plan is a small house, 1,286 square feet. Compact but efficient, which is the most important element when choosing a small house plan. This plan gives you options for flexible space, which is important! Above is the TNH-B-11B plan from a side view. SWEET, isn’t it? I love the front porch. You can sit out and drink your iced tea, chat with the neighbors, or you can sit quietly in the screened porch area with a good book! This way you have the best of both worlds!

Click HERE for the pdf of the house plan – sweet! Nothing like dreaming about a house you might build one day… this house has impressive 10′ ceilings. So even though the overall heated space is 1,286 it’s a classy design. There are a few changes I would make for us (as I would with any house plan), and this is where the big fun is… Neither of us is big on caddied or slanted walls, such as in the den, I would make it smaller and square it off… If it’s a three person household, there is plenty of room with a master bedroom, and the den/bedroom area. Then if you need an occasional guest room aside from that you could put a daybed in the library… a thought! Then say your child goes off to school and then onto his or her own life… you aren’t left with a house too big for the two of you… and you can still have plenty of room! A big island in the kitchen gives you plenty of workspace, which is so nice. Another change we would make is in the Utility area, it shows a sink on one side, and washer/dryer area on the other. Instead of a regular sink and counter. I would have this cool sink, with counters on both sides. Perfect for big jobs as well as for bathing the dog! Whitehaus36InchNoahCollectionFreestandingUtilitySink VintageTub.com

White Haus 36″ – Noah Collection Freestyle Utility Sink – Vintagetub.com

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