Front of House with Porch

Front of House with Porch

The first of my articles on house sizes(Small Home-Big Dreams) featured a home with 2200 square feet of heated living space.  We explored the strategies which are critical when designing a smaller place to live.

Rear of Home in Winter

Rear of Home in Winter

A medium sized home in our office runs between about 3000 square feet and 5000 square feet of heated space.  As the size of the home increases, shared spaces are still desirable but are not as critical to the overall perceived spaciousness of the home.

View From Kitchen to Living Room

View From Kitchen to Living Room

 

We are able to include more bedrooms as the size increases and/or more single purpose rooms such as a home office, dining room, or sun room.  Alternatively, the same rooms found in smaller homes can become larger, either in square footage or volume.

Screened porch off Master Bedroom

Screened porch off Master Bedroom

 

Since we are porch lovers, we feel almost any home can benefit from one or more screen or open porches.

Screened Porch

Screened Porch

Front Porch Detail

Front Porch Detail