Let it Flow – Cascade

“ I am rooted, but I flow”. – Unknown What does the word cascade evoke in you?  Thoughts of rushing waters or the peaceful sound of a waterfall?  Movement?  Flow?  Well, in Frank Snodgrass’ hands, this Cascade plan is just that.  There is movement, there is flow.  There is ease.  This bungalow-style home, with 1.5 […]

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Guiding Home – Hatteras

“I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.” ― George Bernard Shaw I adore the ocean; its moodiness and its calm.  The moodiness of changing colors of the waters and the intensity it takes to build the wave-capped foam, that is yet, so […]

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Small & Mighty – The Dormont

Small and Mighty – The Dormont “Be like water, which is fluid & soft & yielding, as in time, water will overcome rock which is rigid & hard. Therefore, what is soft is strong.”― Anonymous This warm, welcoming cottage/craftsman style home brings you an easy feeling, downsized space, but luxury and style you would expect in […]

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Enjoy Nature – The Natoma

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran When I think of the house plan name Natoma, I think of the base word Nature.  I think of the outdoors with its earthy colors, space, and myriad of ‘emotions’ to be so […]

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Inside/Outside: the Atwell Home Plan

It is March, and we are in springtime. Yes, meteorological spring. Okay, so your calendar says Spring is officially March 20th or whatever. Yet, have you not seen the narcissus poke their slim green bodies above the earth? Or the daffodils waving their yellow banners? Ah, time to start planning for outside events that usually […]

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All Things Great and Small – Boulder Creek

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill Do small things in a great way……think about that.  Kindness in small ways, small packages offer great possibilities.  This house, too, although not great in size, is great in every other way.  The Boulder Creek (A-1883) by Frank Snodgrass […]

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A Brighter Basement – The Brante-Glen

A Brighter Basement – The Brante-Glen: This home, the Brante-Glen (E-3754) has THE basement you want. With a light, bright, walk-out, open space, there won’t be creepy anything down here. With this great floor plan by Frank Snodgrass, of Living Concepts Home Plans, of 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, and over 3700 […]

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Back to the Basement: The Gatewood Plan

Once again, we are going back to the basement- the Gatewood Plan. The house plan with a full basement, that is. And here is another story about a basement. That old house I grew up in that I told you about last time? It must have been used for storage, plus room for one car […]

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The Baymar, a Craftsman Cottage

The Baymar, a Craftsman Cottage I recently made plans for a beach trip next year. Why so early? Because you need to plan ahead. The bigger the event (weddings and reunions, for example), the more thought needs to go into the project. Similarly, when you are planning for your new home, you will want to […]

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It’s not in the rough, this is a diamond plan

As a huge aficionado of jewels, most specifically diamonds, I look at stones as beautiful possibilities and open options.   As I plan my jewelry designs, quality and purchases (down to devilish details), it matters to me that what I purchase means something to me.  With big purchases of any sort, I deal with my needs […]

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The Elmslly, a Craftsman Home Plan

An unusual name for a home design- perhaps, but the Elmslly (and no, I did not misspell it), a craftsman home created by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts, is a delightful one just waiting for you to claim it. The plan has slightly less than 3500 square feet (3411, to be exact), two garages with […]

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The Treasure Chest of Living

Corbusier, noted Swiss architect and city planner, said the home should be the treasure chest of living. This Craftsman cottage by Living Concepts, Timberline C-2795, could be your treasure chest. It boasts of a deck, basement and a bonus room. The home has less than 3000 square feet but plenty of room for four bedroom […]

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Single floor living – Craftsman Charm Everywhere

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln You’ve heard this before – make the years count, not count the years.  Lucky for you, with this spacious Craftsman style home, Pennwood (B-2487) by Living Concepts Frank Snodgrass, you can enjoy many […]

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A Bit of Whimsey with a Craftsman

An eclectic mixture of design and exterior materials makes Primrose E-3500  more than just charming- it captures the essence of the plan. This craftsman cottage by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts has 3500 sq. feet, not including the bonus room above. Two deep flowerboxes give you opportunity to add color to the front of your […]

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A Wide-Eyed Craftsman: The Orchard Plan

Windows on any house draw the eyes upward and pique the curiosity of the onlooker- what lies within? This house plan, A Wide-Eyed Craftsman: The Orchard Plan (3967) by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts, has windows that beckon you to peer inside. The craftsman style home has three stories and almost 4000 square feet with […]

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Barbarossa: A Craftsman Home with A Basement

No, not Barbarella, a movie with Jane Fonda, but Barbarossa, a craftsman home with a basement. This beautiful house plan by Living Concepts  has 2,764 heated square feet, three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and room for some serious recreation. An aside- the name Barbarossa actually means “surrounded by palms.” (For history buffs, it was also […]

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