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Farmhouse with Wrap Around Porch Home Plans | Photo Gallery

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 15:06 PM

Wrap Around Farmhouse Porch Exterior with Open Concept Interior

4251 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Downstairs master suite. Side entry garage attached through a screen porch. Full length wrap-around front porch. Second story deck. Island kitchen. Two sided living room fireplace. Walk-through shower.

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Inside The Daniel Farmhouse:

Take a look inside a photo gallery of a farmhouse style home. Get ideas for floor plans with:

  • Downstairs master suite with walk-through tile shower
  • Two sided living room fireplace
  • Island kitchen
  • Home theater
  • Mud room style laundry with sink
  • Built-in pocket desk office
  • Second story deck


Walk-Through Tile Shower

The tile shower lines one bathroom wall, with two entrances into the walk-through design. The square tub shares a full tile wall with the shower. Transom windows let light into each end of the shower. His and hers vanities are on each side of the room.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Open Living Room - Two Sided Fireplace See Through to the Backyard Porch

Archways separate the open kitchen and living room. A two-sided stone fireplace sees through to the backyard screen porch.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Island Kitchen

Two tone kitchen cabinets. Granite counter tops. Mini mosaic tile backsplash above the stainless steel gas range. Double wall ovens.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Formal Dining Room - In Addition to Breakfast Area

Brown paint in the tray ceiling gives formal contrast to the white wainscot panels.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Home Theater

Upstairs, the home theater has French glass doors leading to the second story deck.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Mud Room Laundry with Sink and Counter

A cozy laundry room packs in a lot of storage, countertops, and sink.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Built In Pocket Office Desk

A built in desk serves as a open loft pocket office, with built in bookcases.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Second Story Deck

The second story deck gives views into the wooded lot surroundings. Lots of windows and glass french doors let light into all upstairs rooms.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

Side Entry Garage

A side view shows how the backyard porch connects to the side entry garage - with walk-under passage to the breakfast room entrace.

Farmhouse Home Plan Photos | Raleigh Home Builder

 


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Front Porch Design Ideas | 12 Small Front Porches

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 05:07 AM

Top 12 Cozy Front Porches

Custom Home Trends for Porches

When you want to get the most out of your outdoor surroundings with porches, decks, and screen porches, adding a small porch to the front of your home - and a large deck or screen porch to the rear - might be the best way to create a balanced look, feel, and use for your new home. 

Below are photos of 13 small front porch design ideas, built in North Carolina. 

Front Porch Design Ideas #1: The Shoal Creek

Craftsman columns punctuate this small front porch, designed as a rocking chair porch.  Flagstone steps lead to the dual front doors. A summer fan is placed above, in the beadboard ceiling.

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #2: The Dugan

This front porch is a no-curb design, intended for aging in place and wheelchair accessible use. The porch is tucked into the home, with a roofline that extends from the home, creating a perfectly blended look. 

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #3: The Coventry

A double column design and white painted railings make this small front porch stand out against the traditional red all brick home.

Although this porch is short in length, it is built to be wide enough for a pair of rocking chairs and table.

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #4: The Gershwin

The railings on this small wrap around front porch are hand-built in a concentric design - sometimes called a "spider web" design - similar to the "chippendale" rail style. These porch railings give a completely custom feel to the entire front of the home. 

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches 

Front Porch Design Ideas #5: The Christina

This one story all brick home features a tucked-in front porch. The second story dormers add a bit of traditional farmhouse appeal, along with the white porch columns.  

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #6: The Lake House

Looking for lake home designs? This front porch is designed to take full advantage of the natural surroundings.  

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #7: The Brogan

This craftsman home would not be complete without an efficient front porch designed to extend the front door portico into a usable space. 

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #8: The Cannon

Victorian era accents punctuate this long front porch design, which incorporates a small wrapping area.  

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #9: The Penelope

Arched detailing spans across this front porch design, with blue painted railings to match.

While many of these homes have porch designs made of wood, vinyl railing is becoming more popular for Raleigh new homes. While wood requires maintenance over time (repainting, revanishing), vinyl railing is very durable. Vinyl can even come in pre-made patterns. 

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #10: The Oak Lane

The Oak Lane is a ranch style home with a three car garage and all brick exterior design.

The archways above this small front porch are custom designed to accentuate the arched transom windows above the front door and dining room windows.

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #11: The Azalea Park

Although relatively small, this full-length front porch uses a unique railing style - a vertical "criss-cross" custom painted wood. The posts alternate meeting at the top of the rail and bottom of the rail for a "zig-zag" design.

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

Front Porch Design Ideas #12: The Willow

Here is another example of how to add archways to your small front porch design.

White columns with additional detailing divide the archways into eye-catching symmetry.

Front Porch Design | Small Front Porches

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Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.


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How Much does a Wrap Around Porch Cost? | 2012 Custom Home Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Dec 15, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

New Homes with Wrap Around Porches

Wrap Around Porch Benefits and Options

 

New Homes with Wrap Around Porch

 

Wrap around porches are popular among Raleigh new home buyers. 

Learn about the benefits, styles and options, and costs involved when building a Raleigh new home with a wrap around porch.

 

 

 

Wrap Around Porch Benefits

- Sunrise view in the morning and sunset view at night

- All day comfort, in your choice of sun or shade

- Social and entertainment space

- Outdoor living space perfect for hammocks, rocking chairs or swings 

 

Wrap Around Porch Ideas

Wrap Around Porch Styles

There are many different types of wrap around porches.

Wrap-around porches can be two, three, or four sided to wrap partially or wholly around the house.

Wrap-around porches can also be broken into multiple sections by adding several access points from alcoves in the home.

 

 Wrap Around Front Porches - Ideas and Styles for Your New Home - Chapel Hill NC Custom Home Builders

Two story porches, attached walkways, attached gazebos, and outdoor staircases leading from ground level to the porch or from different porch levels are also build options.

 

 

  

 

How to choose a wrap around porch style

Before choosing your porch plan, take into consideration:Wrap Around Front Porches - Ideas and Styles for Your New Home - Chapel Hill NC Custom Home Builders

- The amount of space around your new home, which can determine how large the porch can be

- Will trees be in the way and need to be removed?

- Is there enough yard space to accommodate the extra width without encroaching required setbacks?

- Does the porch style match the home style?

- Do you want the porch to have rounded corners or traditional 90 degree angles?

- What type of flooring, hand railing, columns, balusters, or posts are appropriate, given the style of the home?

 

How much does a wrap around porch cost?

 Wrap Around Front Porches - Ideas and Styles for Your New Home - Chapel Hill NC Custom Home Builders

Wrap around porch build cost varies depending on:

 - Total square footage of porch space

 - Type of porch surface (can be concrete, wood, brick, slate, tile, or other flooring surface)

 - Type of railings

 - Type of support pillars (Hand built Craftsman stone columns are the most expensive, basic 4x4 support post are least expensive, with a wide range of options between)

 - Type of roof (standing seam metal, rounded, copper, dimensional shingles)

 - Height from the ground

 

 

 Wrap Around Front Porches - Ideas and Styles for Your New Home - Raleigh NC Custom Home Builders

There are other practical factors you need to take into consideration once you decide to build a home with a wrap-around porch.

It may be necessary to add electrical outlets for laptops, music players, or other electronics.

Wireless internet must encompass the porch area.

All built-in lighting and ceiling fans should be planned during framing and electrical rough in stages.

Wrap Around Porch Ideas

 

Wrap around porches are usually found in custom home neighborhoods.  Depending on the style and features, a wrap around front porch can add $5-15K or more to the cost of your new home.   Talk to your custom home builder about what it will take to bring home your new wrap around porch.

 

 

 

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