A mix of stone and wood siding along with slanting rooflines and large windows bring a modern charm to this 3-bedroom mountain ranch. A covered porch in front and a spacious patio at the back maximize the home’s living space and views.
Stately stone and stucco exterior, sloping rooflines, timber accents, and massive windows enhance the modern appeal of this 3-bedroom home. It includes a front-loading garage with an attached carport on the side.
A mixture of vertical siding, concrete panels, stone accents, and decorative wood beams make this single-story mountain modern home stand out. It includes metal roofs and an oversized double garage with additional space for storage or a workshop.
This two-story modern farmhouse boasts an exquisite curb appeal with its horizontal and vertical siding, stone accents, and a welcoming front porch adorned with three gable dormers, exposed rafter tails, and tapered columns.
This two-story modern home radiates an exquisite appeal with its mixed exterior sidings, slanted rooflines, and a side-loading garage enclosed in huge glass doors. It has plenty of outdoor spaces making it perfect for lots with picturesque views.
Attractive white brick combined with traditional lap siding gives this two-story modern cottage an impeccable curb appeal. It is further enhanced with shed dormers, shuttered windows, and an arched entrance.
A mixture of siding including beautiful stone, dark wood siding, concrete panels, and expansive glass bring an immense curb appeal to this two-story modern home. It is further enhanced with slanted rooflines and a double garage that protrudes on the left side creating a parking courtyard.
This 3-bedroom mid-century modern home showcases a thoughtful floor plan that offers the convenience of a main level primary bedroom and an open layout that enables comfortable living and easy entertaining.
A mixture of stucco, wood, stone, and siding gives this two-story Northwest home a modern appeal. It features a forward-facing garage with a concrete driveway. A 30′ width makes this house plan perfect for narrow lots.
Stone and siding along with natural wood shutters and trims bring a rustic flair to this 3-bedroom contemporary farmhouse.
Looking for a three-bedroom home has been quite a challenge for our family of four. We knew this would be the family home that we would live in for years even after the kids left home. But what type of home should we consider?
Because of where we wanted to live, the style of dwellings was infinite. Whether it was contemporary, ranch, modern farmhouse or modular homes, there are different types to fit anyone’s needs. And we had so many to choose from.
Stepping into a home onto the entryway, the initial impression already sets the mood and the feel of the home. If it’s crowded or the thoroughfare is cramped, obviously, it’ll carry that mood into the whole house. A few were like that but there’s one that upon entry, a slate gray door with a glass panel for view and cherry wood floors welcomed us home.
It’s common to see an open concept with the living room seamlessly connected to the kitchen and even the dining area. This draws more natural light into the room and creates a smoother flow. Also, most of these modern homes also have a statement feature, whether it’s a stone fireplace or accent wall that brings attention to the living room.
The living room or great room normally encompasses large and characteristic windows. Bay windows are popular with window seats that offer comfort for gazing. However, casement windows have been trending, with their windows allowing the outside in and bringing in a cool breeze into the home.
The most important aspect of the house is the view. Having a panoramic view of the city skyline, quiet neighborhood or nature is a bonus.
Plenty of homes features raised or vaulted ceilings. We were looking for a home with bright natural light. We were also looking at architectural designs that showcase simple and clean lines. Anything too complicated – like unusual angles and weirdly-shaped pockets looks messy.
The kitchen is usually a dealbreaker. Many people have made their decisions just because the kitchen was too small. With plenty of white marble countertop space, quality cabinets, high-tech appliances and an island bar, it’s a definite buying factor for me. Having the ease to move around the kitchen is important.
Most three-bedroom homes have a half bathroom that includes a vanity sink and a sturdy toilet that completes the first-floor layout.
We’ve seen a lot of half-turn stairs and straight flight stairs, with most made with wooden banisters and steps or even carpeted for barefoot comfort.
The master bedroom has an ensuite – or a bathroom enclosed within. These bathrooms usually have dual sinks and a standalone tub or tub and walk-in shower with fancy brass fixtures.
The other bedrooms are similar in size, with a common bathroom.
Generally, most plans do have enough square footage to allow additional spaces or even rooms. Most of the toured homes had a dedicated laundry room and pantry closet. A few also had a sizable study.
A two or three-car garage is standard. Outdoor space includes a veranda and balcony or a patio overlooking a garden.
Either way, it’s fun looking for the house you really want.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.