French doors create elegance, sophistication, and charm.
Foyer is formal and functional. The large wall showcases art and helps to separate front door from great room. Staircase off the foyer and hallways leading from the foyer in both directions make it a functional traffic zone for family and guests. The foyer is multi-purpose.
Formal and functional foyer. Design lacks character but serves to showcase the concept.
Formal and functional foyer.
Foyer is formal and functional. Although it opens to main living area, the off-center position of the door and the location of the stairs helps to create privacy between front door and main living area.
Hallway provides storage and acts as a gallery for art and family photos. Windows provide natural light and allow for scenic views. This space could face south to Manastash. Well designed and useful halls that help connect rooms creates good traffic flow for family and company (people are not having to walk through great room to get to a bedroom).
Open hallway creates sense of separation while still keeping in line with the open concept. Built-ins provide useful storage and add charm to the home. Family can showcase their interests which makes the home feel warm and welcoming.
Large bump out great room allows for panoramic views. Fireplace should go on the right wall and the front wall should have floor to ceiling windows that overlook the lake. The ceiling is a bit too high but the concept of spaciousness is illustrated.
Long dining room with floor to ceiling windows takes advantage of the views. I like how the great room is bumped out on one end and the dining room is bumped out on the other. Perhaps this dining room could face east on the property while the great room can face north...
Bird's eye view of bumped-out great room. I'd prefer the left wall to come down further and more windows on the left and right walls.
Long dining room that is still a part of the main living area but feels somewhat separated. Long wall of windows!
Floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors in. The style of the windows create a mix of modern and traditional.
Great room with lots of natural light. I love the french doors.
Dining room with windows to let in natural light. Space feels family friendly but can also be formal when entertaining.
Beautiful. Large windows to let in light and the views. Interesting ceiling. Feels elegant but practical. Also appears to be separate but still visible from kitchen. I love the color of the wood mixed with the white trim. Adds charm but still feels modern. My favorite dining room.
Scale of dining room is good. Small enough to feel intimate for family dinners, large enough to extend table for entertaining. Also large enough to keep a buffet table on one wall. Large windows.
Stairwell with windows. I like this style of staircase. Has its pros and cons.
My dream staircase. Wood. Modern railing. Windows to take in the view. Two landings.
Built ins add charm.
Simple fireplace. Ledge makes it interesting and provides a place to sit when entertaining.
Fireplace is modern yet timeless. I like the size.
Elegant fireplace. Beautiful mantel.
Fireplace acts as a divider and creates visual interest in an open concept floor plan.
Built ins are useful and add charm.
Built ins add charm. These could be used to store wine.
Built in wine rack about fridge. Cool!
Modern kitchen with lots of light. Ceiling is very interesting and makes the kitchen feel spacious. I like the color choices, including the floor. Neat round window between kitchen and living.
Large, beautiful windows in kitchen.
Lots of light.
Nice space. French doors off kitchen is a nice feature.
Cabinetry is pretty. I like the storage up high for items that are not used often (party supplies, seasonal dishware, light bulbs for kitchen, canning supplies, etc.)
Gorgeous! Lots of light. Interesting ceiling. Very useful and elegant island. Pendants over island. Interesting cupboards and pantry door with glass, windows above cabinets make the space feel open and fresh. My favorite kitchen! Even like where the staircase and hallway are in relation to kitchen (multiple entries into kitchen).
Rustic and modern great room. Clean lines. Maybe too lodge like? I think the ceiling is great and the perfect height.
Semi-open concept (half wall separating hall way and great room)
Partial wall and pillars separate the foyer from the main living area. Hallways separate living areas from more private parts of home. Sunken living room creates visual separation.
I like the second story hallway. Foyer opens up to great room, but is off center a bit to create a sense of separation.
Rooms in main living area are contiguous but feel "separate." Still conducive to entertaining without everyone being "on top of each other." Drop down living creates visual separation. The hallway leads to other rooms in the house, and the half wall allows the hallway to be functional during parties. Ceiling height variation makes the space unique and spacious.
Semi-open concept. I like the windows that help to "separate" space.
Semi-open concept. Different levels help create separation yet are still connected.
Semi-open concept. Ceiling height variation. Wall provides a place to showcase art while creating a visual separation between the spaces. Still feels very open.
Semi-open concept (ignore the decor)
Semi-open concept. Dining room is still connected to kitchen, but remains a separate space. Lots of windows in the dining room, too. A neat layout.