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Upscale Two-Story House with 4 Bedrooms

Houses January 10, 2017

Upscale Two-Story House w/ 4 Bedrooms

This elegant two-story home is a family’s dream house, with its multi-level design and classy gray exterior. The interior boasts 4 bedrooms, enough for a large family or a growing one. With the beautiful siding and gray brick accessorizing the exterior, the home is only made more elegant by the multitude of windows that surround this classic looking two-story home.

The beautiful foliage and lovely walkway only add to the home’s ambiance. There is a small porch at the front door for sitting in a comfy chair in the evenings with a book, or just to stand and look at the stars. There is also a screened porch for company, outside the laundry room area, for just a small get-togther. With 4 bedrooms, you have room for a family of 6 if you choose. The master bedroom is quite a plus and will provide the privacy parents need. This is truly a family home, though couples can transform one bedroom into a home office.

Some more information about this house:

Dimensions:74′ 4″ x 50′ 2″

Find more from Donald A. Gardner Architects, and other companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more houses, click here.

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Stylish Metal Barndominium Home with Abundant Storage

Metal Buildings January 10, 2017

Stylish Metal Barndominium Home with Abundant Storage

Morton Buildings has done it again by creating something rare, what we call, a barndominium. This very modern, yet traditional and stylish home and barn combined, is quite special. For those who desire to live outside the busy environment of the city, this special living and working space is ideal.

Great for family living and socializing with 5000 Sq.ft. of storage space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Large families will have plenty of room to make a part of this home something special for them. The fact that it sits near a gorgeous lake adds to the appeal of this barndominium. Whether you are a serious farmer or cattleman, or simply a family man who loves to be with family and friends for gatherings, this home will satisfy your needs. The scenery alone makes this home worth its price and then some, and anyone who lives here will get the best of a luxurious and spacious interior and a magnificent outdoor scene.

Stats: total 6640 sq. ft (5000 sq.ft. storage space), 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Find more from Morton steel buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Exquisite Rustic Home with Timber Decorations

Metal Buildings January 10, 2017

Exquisite Rustic Home with Timber Decorations

Goforth Gill Architects has created this exquisite rustic style home great for couples or singles who want to live in luxury without too much extra space. This company is on trend with some of the largest European architectural companies by designing a modern home with a traditional accents, such as timber. What an unusual, but beautiful combination. A modern home with a rustic feel is what this company has offered buyers.

With a beautiful scenery, this home could be an oasis for a lifetime. The timber pillars are simply grand and add such beauty and warmth to this metal home. This has a great open space inside with a minimal look, perfect for those who love to entertain and gather with family and friends.

Ask your contractor for better options; that is, building a house like this using steel framed and metal sidings.

Stats: around 1,600 sq.ft., great room, bedroom, bath and mudroom/laundry on main floor with open loft above.

Find more from Goforth Gill Architects, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Spectacular Feature-Packed Rural Farmhouse

Farmhouse January 10, 2017

Spectacular Feature-Packed Rural Farmhouse

Just short of a mansion, this expansive and luxurious home is a home buyer’s dream. A farmhouse with every room that a family can desire; from a big country kitchen to an in-law suite, and everything in between. This beautiful home boasts a family room for socializing and spending quality time together, plus a living room/parlor. There is also a Great room where the family can enjoy solace with a book or laughs over a movie.

The formal dining room is quite special because many homes don’t have that feature anymore. The fireplace is just the perfect accent to a space like this one. It is traditional and cozy and ready for a cool winter and Spring evening. This is a home that encourages you to spend time with family and even extended family, such as parents and grandparents. There is room for everyone in this super stylish and grand farmhouse.

Some more information about this farmhouse:

Dimensions: LIVING AREA:5,466 sq. ft. WIDTH/DEPTH:85′ x 85′ 6″

Special Features:

Country Kitchen
Family Room
Fireplace
Formal Dining Room
Formal Living Room/Parlor
Great/Gathering Room
Guest/In-Law Suite
Office/Study/Den/Library
Side-Loading
Wraparound Porch

Find more from Eplan, and farmhouse companies companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more farmhouse, click here.

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A Quick View of Fan’s Metal Cabin in Missouri

Cabins, Metal Buildings January 10, 2017

at Fan’s Metal Cabin in Missouri

A cabin the beautiful state of Missouri is the place for a family seeking a great view of nature and a bit of solace away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This Metal cabin not only sits in the midst of perfect scenery, but also has everything a small to mid- sized family needs. It’s simple and minimalist on the outside but full of space within the interior.

This cabin is basically move-in ready. With two bedrooms, one being a large master bedroom and the other room for one or two small children, the layout is versatile. For singles or a couple, the extra bedroom can be used as an office, storage, guest room or nursery. This metal cabin also comes equipped with a laundry room/mudroom which is extremely convenient whether for a family or couple, especially living outside of the city.

If you are looking for a practical and comfortable home to live in, coupled with a touch of nature in the surroundings, then this metal cabin located in Missouri is definitely a top choice.

Some more information about this metal cabin:

Location:Missouri
Dimensions:  14′ x 60′
This home was built for Michael J. of Missouri

Find more from Morton steel buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

 

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The Perfectly Designed Steel Kit Home

Steel Kit Homes January 10, 2017

Enigmatic Home Perfect for Steel Frame! (HQ Plans)

Thinking outside of the traditionally built home may be difficult for some home seekers but for others having alternatives is a an appealing idea. The steel framed home is an option many families are taking a liking to, and are moving forward with plans to live in an alternatively-built home. There are many reasons to be drawn to the steel kit home and we’ll explore a couple of those reasons below.

The proud owner of this home has the option of having porches on two levels. This not only enhances the design and look of the home but also gives the homeowner more outside space. Today, homebuyers are seeking to live in and outside the home, and this design offers that option.

The master bedroom suite is another big draw because everyone loves an en suite bathroom design. It can lend the illusion of a larger master bedroom and also offer the homeowner privacy, especially if they have children. The media room is another draw, particularly for a family that loves to live the social life.

This is a house which can easily be built using wooden or steel frames. We recommend to get it built on steel frames for durability and longevity.

Key Specs:

Heated/living area:2,296 sq. ft.
Total area:2,875 sq. ft.
Foundations:Crawlspace
Framing Wood – 2×4
Facade Siding
Roof material:Metal
Roof framing:Conventional
First Floor:1396 sq ft/ height 10
Second Floor:900 sq ft/ height 10
Porch:579 sq ft

Stats: total area 2,875 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 stories, 2 garage bays.

Special Features:

Bedroom with Private Bath
Bedroom with Walk-In Closet
Built-In Cabinets, Shelves, Desks
Dual Sinks
Family Room
Formal Dining Room
Front Porch
Garden Tub
Laundry Room-Main Floor
Master Suite – Shower
Master Suite-Main Floor
Media Room
Open Floor Plan
Rear Porch
Soaking Tub + Shower
Split Bedrooms
Walk-In Closet
Water Closet

Find more from Home Plans, and other steel builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look for builders near your area. And to see more steel kit homes, click here.

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Never Seen a House Built Like this Unique Vacation House in the Middle of Nature

Houses January 3, 2017

Never Seen a House Built Like this Unique Vacation House in the Middle of Nature

You have to see this house! We can all learn something from this unique mastery of simplicity when it comes to building.

This vacation house, set in the middle of nature, is an attractive design in a nice setting, but there’s something else to it. While on this site we’ve featured a number of prefab homes, tiny houses, modular construction projects, metal building home options, and a ton of other things, I’ve never seen a building style like this. I’m interested.

We’re always seeking for simple building styles, because that’s part of our ‘mission’ on the site — to try to find enough options for everybody to find something that suits them and move towards a goal where everybody has their own home, whether a prefab, modular, tiny house, house boat, park model, cabin, house on wheels, whatever. So check out this building style.

It’s a building called the “Rio Bonito” and it’s by architect Carla Juacaba (of Brazil). She’s simply constructed two stone walls (although in my conception of making this simple I’m picturing cinder blocks or even concrete perhaps). Then she’s embedded the flat metal frame of the floor and ceiling into these two walls.

This sets the house up off the ground. Then she’s just slid stairs in front of the patio that is part of the entire floor.

There’s also a stone stairway on one of the walls, which leads the “cabin” (can you call it that?) up onto the roof.

She set a few walls in the center of the building to have a private bathroom, and for walls she just glazed them with large glass panels / sliding doors.

Heat? She left part of the stone wall hallow, so it can serve as a fireplace. It has a grate in front of it. The decor is minimalist. It has lights, but I suspect the kitchen stove might be wood burning, set in an adobe or other clay constructed cooking “desk”. There’s also a propane-style cookstove set up there.

For floors, she used plain long wooden floor boards with a shiny finish.

The furniture is minimal.

While this construction is an example of how simplicity can lend itself to style, you can tell this project was undertaken by a real stylish architect because of how she harmonized the shapes and sizes, the various materials, and even the colors (look at the colors of the patio, for example). What do you think?

As for lights, they have some set up. I’m not sure whether they power these with solar panels or a generator or what. I’m not sure how they get water to the cabin, either, for showers and cooking / washing. There are off-the-grid options for these things though that could be implemented.

These images and the one above are big, so they’ll look best on a large computer screen. They might also take a minute to load.For more work by Carla Juacaba, find her in our directory, where you can also find a bunch of other listings depending on your style interests, from prefabs to tiny homes. You can also check out some cabins here, tiny homes here, prefabs here, and metal buildings elsewhere on our site.

These images are big, so they'll look best on a large computer screen. They might also take a minute to load. These images are big, so they'll look best on a large computer screen. They might also take a minute to load.

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Low-light Indoor House Plants

Home and Garden January 1, 2017

Bringing the outside in with plants, especially during months when your outside garden is dormant, not only freshens the air in your home, it also reduces stress and lifts the spirits. If you don’t get a lot of natural light, you can still brighten darker rooms with house plants. There are many house plants that do quite well in dark rooms and require little maintenance. Here are five of some of the most popular low-light plants that can help bring Nature back into your home.

Boston Fern

Image Fernlea Flowers

The Boston Fern is a popular indoor plant that does well in shady areas. It’s arching leaves have delicate fronds that gives this lush plant its beauty. It needs to be positioned away from drafts and heat ducts, and to be misted during winter. They can be placed in regular pots or hanging baskets and give any room in your home a natural feel. Only water when the soil feels dry.

Aglaonema red

Image from Pinterest

Also called the Chinese Evergreen, the Aglaomena is one of the most trending house plats world-wide.  It is perfect for the erratic gardener or someone without a green thumb, as it  does well in dry soil. It can brighten the darkest of corners.

Dracaena tricolor

Image Evergreen Interiors Inc.

The Dracaena tricolor, is a sophisticated and elegant plant that can be kept as a tree or clumped together with other dracaenas for a more foresty look. Of all the dracaenas on the market today this is the most colorful. Water only when the soil feels dry to the touch, and pick out any leaves that have faded.

Spider Plant

Image from Pinterest

The prodigious spider plant comes in a variety of colors, and sends out offshoots which can be planted  as new single plants. It is beautiful as a hanging house plant or, as in the picture above, can trail down a pedestal or stool. It does well in shady areas of your home, but needs regular,  misting to keep the leaf tips from turning brown. Water when the soil is dry.

Columnea

Image from Flickr

Columnea’s yellow and orange blooms do better in bright locations, but its leaves which are still beautiful, cascading, shiny green and lush, add a natural decor to darker corners. Also called the “goldfish plant”, these lovelies should be watered only when the soil feels dry.

Source: Indoor House Plants for Low Light 

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Tiny, Bamboo Floating Nightstand

Furniture and Furnishings January 1, 2017

Tiny, Bamboo Floating Nightstand

Tired of clunky furniture? So was Kickstarter Creator, Chris Eng, when he sought out to rethink the nightstand. He’s creating a minimalist, eco-friendly nightstand, called the BedShelfie. It installs without tools using a sturdy clamp and can hold up to 15 pounds of your most important bedside items within an arm’s reach.

The BedShelfie is handcrafted out of bamboo, which grows exponentially faster than wood (it’s technically a grass) – so it’s a renewable, eco-friendly resource. The BedShelfie currently comes in Natural Bamboo or Oil Stained Black and you can pre-order for $35 at this link.

The BedShelfie features:

A clean and minimal design profile for versatility
A wire slot for easy device charging
Rounded edges for safety
A versatile clamp design that accommodates bedframe edges up to 2.25 inches wide
A sturdy hold – it can hold up to 15 pounds
Thick felt padding on clamp touch points to prevent scratching
2 Colors: Natural Bamboo + Black Oil Stained Bamboo

Surface Area: ~12.75 x 8.5 inches (think 13 inch Macbook)
Weight: ~3.5lbs

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This Metal Home Ranch House is Amazing, but the Real Star is the Interior

Metal Buildings December 30, 2016

This Metal Home Ranch House is Amazing, but the Real Star is the Interior

Many people think about having a house out on a farm, and some of us already live out on farms and ranches or large pieces of land. Barn houses and metal homes both are seeing something of a surge of interest lately. Metal homes as an alternative building method that allows for inexpensive, strong and durable buildings that can also be reused, recycled or modified later on, and barn homes are a traditional style of building people are liking for their own homes.

Here we have a combination of both, and not only that, they added wood and stone work to create a livable space that might catch some eyes. The metal barn home here is designed and built by a company we’ve featured a number of times here on our site: Morton metal buildings — they do a number of different building types. And the job they’ve carried off here is one that I think will catch a lot of attention: a traditional rustic-style farm house that combines residential with equestrian areas.

You can see from the photo above and those below (all the photos on our website expand when you click them) that the interior of this metal building home is also a comfortable, traditional style. You can see that they’ve covered most of the building in wood cladding and some of it in stone work, including that outdoor seating area in the photo. But looking at the interior shots, I think a lot of you might agree that the interior work on this ranch house metal home is the real star of this construction project.

Some more information about this metal building:

Project Number: B066037669

Location: Pringle, SD
Dimensions: 46’W x 12’H x 105’L
This home/stall barn was built for Kerry & Dr. Lew in Pringle, SD

Special Features:
Morton’s Hi-Rib Steel
Cupolas
Wood Siding
Diamond ‘M’ Sliding Doors
Loft Door
Morton’s Energy Performer Insulation Package

Find more from Morton steel buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

This Metal Home Ranch House is Amazing, but the Real Star is the Interior

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