The Homesteader, A "Farmhouse Classic"

The Homesteader

he early nineteenth century Southern Piedmont farmhouse has unmistakable period detailing and materials so prevalent through the old South.  Two-story gables, fieldstone chimneys and foundations, moldings carved in high relief, standing-seam tin roofs, carefully placed dormers, simple gables, spacious front porches with beadboard ceilings and square picket railings are common design elements in most of these houses.  Typically, clapboard siding and trim are simply painted white. 

 

Our rendition of the Southern Piedmont farmhouse in the form of The Homesteader borrows many of these common characteristics and blends them into a home plan for contemporary living that will fit well into the existing rural landscape.

The shaded front porch greets visitors with a welcoming graciousness and protects rooms within from the weather and hot sun.  The foyer leads through a cased opening to a large hearth room with a view to the back and access to another covered porch for relaxing and enjoying the view. 

 

A spacious kitchen with entertaining island opens directly to the hearth room and adjacent open dining area surrounded on three sides by a generous bank of windows.  A convenient yet private powder room and laundry area are located just inside the kitchen service door to the back of the kitchen.

 

The master suite with its own fireplace, high beamed ceiling, his and hers walk-in closets and sizeable bath open to the hearth room and covered porch.  At the front of the house at the base of the winding stair that leads to the second floor, a bright and functional "drawing room" can serve as a secluded study or office. 

 

 

 

A winding stair leads to the second floor with three bedrooms and two full baths.  Two bedrooms share a bath off the hall.  This house plan has a little of everything for pleasant living and gracious entertaining all within 2,718 square feet!

 

Alternate Option: (2,839 sf)

 

For a little larger bedroom 3, we have created Option 2 by adding about 120 sf that allows the bedroom to expand over the kitchen below.  This allowed us to create a covered side entrance to the kitchen which could be linked to a breezeway connecting to a free standing garage,  The reconfigured kitchen entrance added extra space for a kitchen pantry or additional storage.

 

Either house plan is functional and attractively designed in the Southern Piedmont farmhouse tradition suited for today's lifestyles.

Alternate Floor Plan with Side Kitchen Entrance
Alternate 2nd Floor Plan
Come home to the Homesteader!
A "Classic" house plan designed exclusively for the Southern Living House Plan Program.

Plan Details

Four Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths

2,719 sf

Two fireplaces

Vaulted master suite

Large covered porch

 

Overall Dimensions 66'-6"W X 47'-8"D

 

  • Note:  This house is adaptable for a lower level walk-out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor (1,800 sf)

 

Hearth Room 17'x21'

Kitchen 11'x20'

Dining 11'x14'

Master Suite 14'-6"x17'

Drawing Room 13'x15'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Floor (918 sf)

 

Bedroom 2 12'x13'

Bedroom 3 10'x17'

Bedroom 4 13'x15'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternate Ground Floor

 

(Side kitchen entrance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternate Second Floor

 

(Expanded Bedroom #3)

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