Todd Hallett, AIA, President of TK Design & Associates, Inc. (tkhomedesign.com) has been designing award winning homes for over 20 years. He spent 15 of those years working for a $50 million production building company. Todd designed all of their homes but also worked in every other aspect of the company including purchasing, development, land acquisition, product development, and operations, and was President of the company for three years. Equipped with his vast building experience and fueled by his love for architecture he left to form an architecture firm that is second to none in working cohesively with Builders. Todd specializes in Lean Design and works, alongside Scott Sedam of TrueNorth Development, in the trenches with builders, suppliers, and trade contractors. His Lean Design blog appears weekly at Housingzone.com. Todd welcomes your feedback at [email protected] or 248.446.1960.
2,000-sf workhorse plan continues to ring the bell
This little plan has really been a high producer. It is simple to build, lean, and has great curb appeal. As a result this plan has sold very well for several builders.
It reminds me of the quote, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The bits and pieces of this seemingly simple plan work in concert with its exterior to culminate into a great seller. It kind of makes it the BLT of home plans.
Let’s take a closer look:
A. Large Great Room is open and in direct line of site to Kitchen. This creates a fantastic entertainment space.
B. Flex Room up front can act as a Den/Study the increasingly rare formal Dining Space.
C. Generous Master Bath adds a touch of elegance to a simple plan.
D. In concert with Lean Design concepts the hallways are minimized to reduce or eliminate wasted space.
E. Owner’s Suite is located on the rear of the home to maximize views and privacy.