Sunday, October 27, 2013

New Lake Home Kind of Fancy!

Over at Ron Brenner Architects we are working on a new home design to be constructed on a Northern Minnesota Lake Lot.  The design is kind of fancy but adheres to our design principles; start with solid forms and good proportions then apply an appropriate amount of detail and ornament.  Here are a few preview images.

Front Entry Image.  A graceful entry porch is flanked by the dominant front facing gable.  Influence of the three garage doors is minimized by a deep sweeping overhang with timber brackets.

Lake Side Image.  An abundance of glass and a variety of porches take advantage of it's lake side setting.

Lake Side Image.  The front gable runs through to the rear elevation to provide balance and hierarchy to the composition.

Monday, October 21, 2013

New House Plan with Main Floor Master is Simply Elegant

We have just added a new home design to our product line.  Our Forest Lake Cottage  features a main floor master suite and a lofted living space. 

Birds Eye View illustrating the "modern cottage" theme.  The cedar shingle clad front facing gable contrasts against the white clapboard main house body.  A generous roof covered front porch provides entry to the home.
Front Elevation.  Crisp and clean.  Modern yet homey.  Simple yet Elegant!
The First Floor Plan features a vaulted Living Room and a Main Floor Master Suite.
The Upper Level Plan features a hall open to the living room below, 2 additional bedrooms and an above garage bonus space.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Home Plans from Big to Modest

My blog updates have been infrequent over the past few months.  The good news is we have been busy working on quite a few very nice new home design projects.  Here is a quick glance at some of our recent works - from large to more modest.  

Northern Minnesota Lake Home.  The 6,000 square foot home plan features an exterior of slate roofing with copper accents, cedar shingle and stone wall cladding.

Modern Country Estate.  This 5,000 square foot home features a graceful curved roof line and abundant windows.

Rustic Sensibility.  The 4,000 square foot rambler offers a main floor master bedroom suite and light filled, vaulted spaces.

Arts and Crafts Charm.  Twin Gables and Crafstman details characterize this 3,500 square foot 3 bedroom house plan.

Classic Cape Cod.  Simple yet elegant  - that pretty much sums it up for this 3,200 square foot Saint Croix River home.

Modern Farmhouse.  Traditional farmhouse forms are mixed with modern window patterns and details in this 3,000 square foot Midwestern home design.