Country House PlansOh, those country house plans! Don't we all (or should we say y'all) just love them? Front porches, back porches, wrap-around porches, screened porches, what do they remind you of? Wicker chairs, rocking chairs, Adirondacks and porch swings come to mind when envisioning Country house plans. Probably the next most common feature is dormers. Dormers are vertical windows that project from a sloping roof. They are usually used to give more head-room and add illumination, but it is not uncommon to use them strictly for decorative purposes.
The popularity of unique Country house plans has certainly been on the rise. Perhaps a desire to 'simplify' life or just the nostalgic charm of a country house is what tends to give us that friendly and cozy feeling when we see a country home.
Although country homes in the US are typically casual and between about 1200 and 3000 square feet, in the UK they are thought of as mansions or manors. Country homes can be either 1, 1 and 1/2 or 2-story. They often have basements, but in the low-country where the water table is high and the rivers often rise, a basement isn't possible so you're apt to see them on piers or crawlspace foundations. It is not uncommon to have no formal living spaces, such as living rooms or dining rooms. A large country kitchen perhaps opening to a hearth room or keeping room is a design feature quite often seen in country house floor plans.
What country home would be complete without a nice, big walk-in pantry to store all of those jars of peaches and tomatoes you put up last summer? Oh, and it's so nice to have a mud room for Gramps to sit and remove and stash his boots after he gets done milking the cow. Add some wood floors and braided rag-rugs and voila, you have yourself an old fashioned country house.
Monster House Plans has a huge selection of Country house plans that are sure to delight you. All the necessary aspects of a typical country house are present in our country house plans. Another simply wonderful feature on MonsterHousePlans.com is the Monster Search. It allows you to select features you want in your country house plan to have like 'walk-in pantry' or 'mud room' or 'hearth room'.
Additionally, our staff, which includes not only a licensed architect, but people with hands-on experience building homes, is there for free consultations. Call or visit MonsterHousePlans.com now to find that perfect Country house plan.