Enjoy living spaces flooded with natural light in the Alpenview, a truly unique lodge-style house plan that's packed with amenities.
An A-frame with cross gable roofing tops an exterior of lap siding and a spacious covered front porch. Around the rear, stacked windows from floor to ceiling stream sunlight into the central gathering spaces.
Step inside through a front door with an adjacent sidelite. Past a staircase leading down to the basement, the entry opens up straight ahead to the home's central gathering space: a great room with angled walls that look out through the tall rear windows to whatever outdoor scenery the view lot has to offer. Bench seats along the windows create an ideal perch to take in the elements, while keeping warm in front of the great room's fireplace. This part of the room is also open above to the higher second-floor ceiling.
The great room opens up to the right, past a coat closet and half bath and into the country kitchen. With the addition of a dining room table, the family can gather here for formal meals beneath the vaulted ceiling. Or they can enjoy a casual meal on the kitchen island that includes a raised eating bar. Surrounding the island are three walls of kitchen counters with appliances including a double bowl sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and a range and oven with hood. Two doors next to the refrigerator open to a walk-in pantry with shelving, and a spacious utility room.
A door on the opposite wall opens out to a covered rear deck, where meals or social gatherings can easily move outside when the weather allows. This deck wraps around the entire rear of the home, with a full-length railing providing a buffer from the yard and the views beyond.
Back inside, head left past the entry and great room, where a door next to the fireplace opens to the private, vaulted owners' suite. Within the suite, one door opens to a bathroom with his-and-hers sinks, a luxurious soaking tub with shelves, a shower and a toilet. A second door opens to a deep walk-in closet with rods and shelving. And a third door on the opposite side of the suite provides the owners with a direct exit out to the rear deck.
Returning to the great room, the staircase next to the entry leads down to the basement, while an adjacent staircase heads up to the Alpenview's second floor. The landing arrives at doors that open to a pair of uniquely designed secondary bedrooms, with interior windows that allow the view from the great room's expansive rear windows to flood in and provide a panoramic view of the backyard. A full bathroom and linen closet can also be found on the second floor.
For those building on a lot with a view, the Alpenview is an ideal floor plan. The richly windowed rear wall allows any lake, river or mountain view to be enjoyed from almost anywhere.