Help with Floor Plan for 1st time build
Please help us find a floor plan to meet our needs. We were originally looking at the Architectural Design Farmhouse Plan W60586ND but recognize we will have to modify it... a lot.
We will be living out in the country so we want the farmhouse look with an 8ft wide wrap around porch that stops at the garage. In addition, we are going to build a brick house instead of siding and a metal roof instead of shingles. This is due to the high winds in the area and snow in the area.
We want an open floor plan with the main floor around 1800- 2000 sq ft. We will also have a full basement and a loft as well.
Here is our wish list for the main floor:
Second bedroom for elderly parents
Dining room large enough for a table to seat 8.
Living Room with fireplace.
Extra Large pantry with room for sink, ice machine, prep area, and appliance storage
Large Mud room with wet bar
Wrap around porch
Half loft overlooking living room, kitchen, dining area.
We would like the mudroom to connect the house to a four-car drive through garage.
The house will sit on 40 acres with the kitchen, dining, living, and office facing the front of the house (West). We will enter the house from the rear, using the garage and/or mudroom. We would like the garage offset from the house so we can use it as a wind/snow block in the winter.
We also want lots of windows so there is plenty of light in the house.
Please help us if you can. We are looking to build within a year so we are running out of time.
Thanks for all your help.
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