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House Plan 1596 | Modest Modern Farmhouse

Conceptual house plan 1596 is a modest modern farmhouse design.

Overview of conceptual house plan 1596.

Front elevation of conceptual house plan 1596.

Rear elevation of conceptual house plan 1596.

Conceptual House Plan 1596

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Conceptual Design 1596 is an updated version of The Coleraine house plan 1335. This one-story modern farmhouse features a board-and-batten exterior with a shed dormer above the front porch and metal roof accents.

The front porch and foyer lead to an open floor plan with the great room and dining room sharing a cathedral ceiling. Double doors exit to a rear screened porch with a cathedral ceiling and skylights. The kitchen faces the front of the home and enjoys a window above the sink and an adjoining pantry. From the garage entry, find a mud room with closet and a large utility room with a laundry sink and a side-entry door.

The master suite is spacious, and a vaulted ceiling further enhances visual space. The master bathroom offers a freestanding bathtub, walk-in shower, and a dual vanity while a linen closet and two walk-in closets are available. Two additional bedrooms share a bathroom on the first floor and an optional bonus room and a full bathroom with a double-sink vanity are upstairs for a game room or home theater.

First floor of conceptual house plan 1596.

Bonus room of conceptual house plan 1596.





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6 comments on "Modest Floor Plans | Modern Farmhouse House Plans"

    • conceptual plan comment
      Debbi S on July 14, 2021 - 4:28PM
      This would be a plan I would build. What I like: 1. the laundry has an entrance to outside; we also have this and with a dog it is the most helpful. A wet and dirty dog can be dried off before entering the rest of the house. Plus, we have her kennel in the laundry so this is her quiet space if we have company. 2. The kitchen is not part of the great room. I don't like having a dirty kitchen visible to an entertaining area, plus noise and smells can be handled better away from the entertainment area. 3. The Pantry space. Ours is around the corner from the main island and cook area and functions as storage, refrigerator, coffee bar, microwave and toaster oven, and meal prep space. I highly encourage making the area big enough to incorporate these items. They all make noise and I love my space. Our Kitchen is an "L" shape so it's the short leg of the "L". No door so it's easy to walk in and out of; a door would be a real nuisance. I encourage an L shaped design. 4. The Master bath/closet layout. I appreciate not having to walk entirely through the bathroom to get to the closet; I have never like that concept. This one is very nice. One note: the toilet space: we have a double door upper cabinet that goes to the ceiling and holds all of our towels and other items; I would encourage that storage, and it fits wall to wall to ceiling and is deep enough for folded towel storage, toilet paper, and coordinated baskets holding our various other medicines, shampoos, soaps, and toiletry supplies. Also, we incorporated a Handi-Press Fold Away recessed wall ironing board in the Master. I will never be without one; please consider this amenity somewhere for clothing touchups without dragging out a full ironing board. 5. The Master bath linen area: it would be very nice not to be visually walking into a floor to ceiling linen closet door. I would encourage a granite topped counter height cabinet. And I would add above it a high awning window for ventilation. It would allow privacy, but allow light so it doesn't feel so closed in. The countertop can hold a small lamp, scented candles and a clock. Underneath can hold cleaning supplies and/or bath and shower supplies. Our powder bathroom has a custom double door counter height granite topped cabinet, with a tall vertical partition so behind one door is an open space that holds the toilet wand/brush and cleaning supplies and the other door is multiple shelving holding extra bathroom supplies like toilet paper and hand towels. OR, I would encourage turning this area into a vanity space: With a high awning window; a mirror under it; a granite countertop or nice wood top; room to slide a chair or bench under, and add some slender pull out drawer storage under the countertop for makeup essentials. Additional pendant lighting is important, or an above mirror wall light with wall switch, and wall outlets for hair appliances and makeup light. This would be my recommendation. We designed a recessed vanity desk space into our bedroom that shares the closet wall and I love it; out of the way, but so handy. A window is essential for natural daylight; very important for a vanity space. I don't like vanity in a sink area; too messy and wet and too much in the way if someone else is also getting ready. 6. I like your gallery walkway getting from one side of the house to the other. We did this so we are not walking through an entertainment area. Highly recommend. 7. The front porch: I like the porch; I would suggest recessing the doorway so it is protected from the elements such as blowing rain and high wind that can grab a door. It's more about being practical. It could also allow someone to attach a security gate at their front door entrance if the main door is set back in. Just a thought. 8. I like shed roof dormers; not split dormers, but as you have it here with a bank of windows. I like the plan; it has been well thought out. I would build it.
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      • conceptual plan comment
        Echo on July 15, 2021 - 10:03AM

        Thank you so much for the thoughtful feedback, Debbi!

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    • conceptual plan comment
      C.O. on April 27, 2021 - 2:42PM
      I really like this plan and also the exterior. It has many of the useful features missing in some of the smaller plans--but of course with more square footage there can be effective options. The mud room and laundry are great--but too many doors. Make those sliding doors, both from the back hall and from the laundry into the kitchen. I would like to see this plan with the options of nine foot ceilings (no vaulted ceilings) on the first floor and with a grilling porch next to the screened porch. Also with a front entry garage, eliminating the upstairs bonus room. Great house plan for empty nesters! Thanks!
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      • conceptual plan comment
        Echo on April 27, 2021 - 2:51PM

        Thank you for the feedback!

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    • conceptual plan comment
      Terri on January 05, 2021 - 12:28AM
      Like the location of the kitchen and pantry. Like the sink in the laundry room. Would also like to see some plans with a "pocket office" option. Like the location of the closets in the MBR. I really dislike plans where you have to walk through the bathroom to get to your closet. Also like that there are some hallways/separation between the main living areas and the bedrooms. I've seen some floor plans where the master bedroom is right off the kitchen which is weird and not very private.
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      • conceptual plan comment
        Echo on January 08, 2021 - 4:51PM

        Thank you, Terri!

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