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Top Eight Outdoor Living Floor Plans | Outdoor Living Ideas

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, May 31, 2013 @ 13:05 PM

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans

Floor plans that maximize outdoor living space

Well-thought out custom home designs provide floor plans that maximize outdoor living space, to broaden your new home environment. Get ideas from the top 8 outdoor living floor plans, below, with photos of decks, patios, porches, and  design features such as outdoor fireplaces.

Outdoor Living Spaces Photo Gallery: Porches, Decks, Screen Rooms.

 

Floor plan cut-outs are included to give you an even better idea of how your home design will come together - showing the spacing and dimensions of popular outdoor living space designs.

As you browse, keep in mind the outdoor living aspects you love most. What would you do with each of these designs? Which outdoor living aspects align best with your lifestyle, and what would you do differently?

Top outdoor living floor plan #1

The Bostwick: second story deck with first floor patio

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A deck was added onto the Bostwick floor plan -  a 2410 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath custom home - in order to expand the living space and allow more flexibility for the breakfast and family rooms.

The second story deck at this homesite provides an overlook to wooded views.

Below the deck is a first floor concrete patio, included to provide additional outdoor living space.

The Bostwick floor plan is perfect for a heavily slopped lot - maximizing outdoor living space, providing access to views, and creating space to compliment your lifestyle.

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Here is the original Bostwick floor plan, to give you an idea of how custom home builders can modify a floor plan to add outdoor living space

 

 See more images of the Bostwick here: The Bostwick photo gallery.

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #2

The Chalet Vert: Wrap around front porch and rear screen room combination

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Le Chalet Vert is a craftsman style custom home, designed and built by Stanton Homes.

 Classic craftsman features include the front porch with tapered columns with a stone accent base.

The wrap around front porch, (also called a rocking chair porch) creates a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air.  

 

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A rear screen porch was included to create two distinct outdoor spaces perfect for a variety of functions and seasons.

 

See more images of the Chalet Vert here: Chalet Vert photo gallery

 

If you like the porch style in this top floor plan, you may also like the Gershwin plan, which incorporates a wrap around front porch. An experienced builder can create this kind of look for a wide variety of floor plan designs. Ask what they can create, just for you!

 

 

 

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #3

The Country Manor: Courtyard patio with see through fireplace

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spacesThe Country Manor home plan was custom drawn to create a unique outdoor living environment, with eye-catching designer details like extensive stone - inside and out - that can be seen in this picture, on the face of the see-through, indoor-outdoor fireplace.

This home includes a courtyard patio located between the three  most used rooms of the home: the kitchen, great room, and master bedroom, to further emphasize the importance of outdoor living.

 

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Four doors provide easy access to the patio from each section of the home.

 

Country Manor photo gallery.

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #4

The Cove: Side screen roomTop 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spaces

While it is most common to see a screen porch on the back side of a home, this version of the Cove custom floor plan includes a SIDE screen porch to add an outdoor element to a cozy area of the home. 

This screen porch, attached to the living room, was designed to create the feeling of an extended sun room.

 

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The screen porch is located to the right of the living room in the floor plan pictured here.

 See more images of the Cove: Cove photo gallery.

 

 

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #5

The Summerlyn: Full length rear deck

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spacesThis version of the Summerlyn is a 3281 sq ft home with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

The full length rear deck is the perfect setup for hosting bbq get-togethers - with space for a grill and prep table at one end and an open layout that accomodates a crowd. 

 

 

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In this version of the Summerlyn, the deck was added onto the original floor plan to provide two ways to enjoy the bright, open indoor-outdoor feeling created by multiple window walls.

 

See more images of the Summerlyn here: Summerlyn photo gallery.

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #6

The Treehouse: Second story deck with first floor patio

Top 8 outdoor living floor plans | Featured outdoor spacesThe Treehouse is a mountain house plan specifically designed to sit atop a wooded hillside lot.

The Treehouse is designed to emphasize open living spaces.

It includes a walkout basement with drive under garage, a two story great room with overlook, and dozens of windows placed to capture the beautiful mountainside setting.

The rear deck on this version of the Treehouse was designed to complement the nearby sun room, with two diverse ways of enjoying outdoor living.

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 Check out the floor plan for this version of the Treehouse floor plan, to get an idea of the location and size of the deck and sun room.   

 

 

 See more photos from this home: click here for the Treehouse photo gallery.

 

 

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #7

The Woodlake: Screen porch attached to the master bedroom

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The Woodlake is a 3626 sq ft contemporary style home with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It includes a mother in law suite with private bath, a detached 3 car garage with second story bonus room, and gourmet kitchen, large island with two sinks.

 

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In this version of the Woodlake, the master bedroom incorporates a private screen porch.

An optional patio can be placed, courtyard style, between the screen porch and great room.

See more ways a master bedroom can incorporate outdoor living here.

 

See a photo gallery of the Woodlake here.

 

 

Top outdoor living floor plan #8

The Maple Lane: Second story Romeo porch

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In this version of the Maple Lane, the homeowners included a second story balcony as a romantic addition to their master bedroom.

Also called a "Romeo and Juliet balcony," this outdoor living space is perfect as a hideaway space.

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TIP: The size, shape, and conditions of your new home lot may help determine aspects of outdoor living spaces. Make sure to discuss your lot with your builder, before signing a contract.

 

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It's easy to incorporate your own outdoor living space ideas, when you work with an award winning design team that works with you to create your own floor plan with an outdoor living design with custom details, lighting fixture designs, and furniture placement ideas. You're never held back to a limited set of options when you design your own environment with a truly custom builder. Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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Master Suite Outdoor Living Ideas | Top 3 Designs and Photos

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 10:05 AM

Outdoor living connected to the master suite

Top 3 Master suite deck, patio, and screen porch ideas

Surveys show that outdoor living spaces continue to hit the top of homebuyer "must have" lists.

Below are three outdoor living space designs that connect directly to the master suite, accommodating first and second floor master bedroom floor plans.

Master suite outdoor living idea #1: Romeo and Juliet Balcony

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 Second story balconies are a romantic addition to any custom home master bedroom.

 In this example, pictured from a version of the Maple Lane, a custom-designed Romeo and Juliet style balcony was added onto the second story master suite.

 

 

 

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This balcony adds just enough space to include two rocking chairs and a side table.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the mild North Carolina spring and summer seasons with a fantastic view.

 

 

 

 

Master suite outdoor living idea #2: Courtyard patio

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 This master bedroom, pictured from a version of the Country Manor, opens up to a large courtyard style patio.

Double French doors provide an elegant entranceway between indoor and outdoor living spaces. 

  

 

 

 

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Take one step outside from the master bedroom, and enjoy the sight and sound of a roaring, cozy fire in this stone-front outdoor fireplace topped with metal accent roofing.

 

 

 

 

Master suite outdoor living idea #3: Private hot tub access

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 This custom home design, pictured from a version of the Woodlake, incorporates private master bedroom access to the screen porch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy the luxury of a hot tub, in your own private area screened away from pesky mosquitoes.

Hardwood floors in the master bedroom make a nice transition to the extended personal space.

 

 

 

 

 

It's easy to incorporate your own outdoor living space ideas, when you work with an award winning design team that works with you to create your own floor plan with an outdoor living design with custom details, lighting fixture designs, and furniture placement ideas. You're never held back to a limited set of options when you design your own environment with a truly custom builder. Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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