A cottage style farmhouse with a spacious wrap-around porch. Galvalume metal roof (optional) Board and batten siding. 9’ ceilings and a first floor master suite and large walk-in closet. Plans available in September 2021
The Viers Farmhouse is a simple house to build. An open floor plan on the first and second floor provides plenty of living space for a larger family. An expanded laundry room could serve as a mud room or craft area. Imagine a see-thru fireplace in the living room that extends to the outdoor space on the side porch. The second floor family area could serve as a game room, study area or a theater room. Jack-n-Jill bathrooms make it convenient to access both bathrooms from multiple rooms and a common bathroom serves the upper family room.
Our new Accelerated Custom Design program can get a first draft in your hands in as little as 21 days.
– Foundation Plans
– 1st Floor Plans
– 2nd Floor Plans
– Front Elevation
– Rear Elevation
– Right & Left side Elevations
– Roof Plan
– Electrical Plan
– Plumbing Plan
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