My Favorite Floor Plans*

*Subject to change ~ hey it’s my blog!

I say that with a chuckle because as I think to my past home styles and preferences they seem to change all the time. I used to be a down-home log cabin kinda girl (my first home as an honest woman – i.e. married). Then the grandeur of the Victorian homes that grace the streets of Dover (New Hampshire) struck my fancy. Being a native Cape Codder, the classic Cape has always been a standby for me. I love scouring the Internet for varying elevations and and floor plans .. here are some of my current favorites.


What I love about this home . . .

  • Trademark front porch with tapered columns resting on stone covered piers
  • Wide overhanging eaves with decorative supports
  • Four-over-one pane windows grouped together and cased in wide trim
  • Varying roof lines with wide dormers
  • Earthy colored shingled siding with intricate stone detail
  • Interior features an open concept plan with a two-story foyer
  • Versatile plan allows for 4 bedrooms + an optional upstairs finished space.
  • Click for floor plan
What I love about this home . . .

  • Wrap around front porch with wide overhanging room
  • Over-stated dormer with four-over-four pane triple window
  • Wall-to-wall windows cluster together across the first floor
  • First floor master bedroom has access to covered porch
  • Upstairs bedrooms all have in-room access to bathroom
  • Click for floor plan



Why I love this home . . .

  • Three bay garage with carriage-house style doors
  • Multiple roof lines with overhanging eaves with decorative braces
  • Designed for a sloping lot and provides for wine room, rec room in lower level
  • Vaulted office with window overlooking front porch
  • Mud room entrance accessed from garage and porch
  • Open concept dining, kitchen, great room design with vaulted foyer
  • Click for floor plan
Why I love this home . . .

  • Simple, small design, perfect for a vacation home
  • Cedar shingles, metal roof, wooden brackets under eaves
  • Welcoming front porch and rear sunroom
  • Open concept living area
  • Second floor open to first
  • Click for floor plan


When you dream, do you dream of tapered columns, overhanging eaves, and wrap-around porches?
I do. And that’s okay.

May 6, 2013 | Categories: Blogs.