6 house plans that rethink single-family living

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Professional Builder’s House Review collaborative presents six plans geared for today's home buyers.

June 03, 2012

3. The Alpine

ARCHITECT

Rick Garza

RPGA Design Group, Inc.

rickgarza@rpgaarchitects.com

817.332.9477x206

www.rpgaarchitects.com

PLAN SIZE

Living area: 4,674 sf

Porches: 671 sf

Width: 60 feet

Depth: 60 feet, 10 inches

Equipped with living and working spaces, as well as room to spare for guests and for entertaining, this home is ideal for a typical American family. A large eat-in kitchen that opens up to the separate family room is where the conversations begin. Large doors and windows open up the family room to the outdoor room, which features a fireplace. The Alpine also has a separate detached garage with living quarters above.

A. Separate entrance to home office

B. Formal living area opens to the second floor

C. Great room with large windows and doors that open out to the porch

D. Warming room for intimate dinners

E. Combined hobby/craft space with utility room

F. Large hidden storage space with built-ins

G. Garden tub with fireplace in bath

H. Friend’s entry with mudroom

I. Outdoor room with fireplace

J. Detached garage with living quarters above

K. Guest room/in-law suite with separate entrance

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