Good design in part is based on contrast and the visual aspect that contrast creates. Here's a home that is a prime example of contrast. First the materials are different in texture and the lines they present but blend to create an interesting elevation. Second the colors of the painted brick is starkly different than the dark charcoal color of the claddings. The wide window groupings and timber accents complete the exterior. The main level is fresh, modern and appointed with the most desired features.
This traditional-style Farmhouse plan is an open concept design with a first floor master suite and flexible room that is a guest suite or a home office. The family room has a raised ceiling finished with beams and a warming fireplace. The dining area is positioned so it opens onto a covered grilling porch from which entertaining is a snap. The upper level has two additional bedrooms each with a bathroom and great closet. At the top of the stairs is a loft that provides living space for studies or fun time. The optional bonus room has many functions from simple storage to recreation and exercise.