The Linville Floor Plan: Space-Efficient and Feature-Rich

A large house can be a wonderful thing, since more space means more room to live in. And while it is nice to have enough space for amenities and belongings, many people feel that a large home merely encourages them to buy furniture and decorations to fill space that is seldom used. If you are the type of person that prefers a smaller house but doesn’t want to skimp on the comforts, then the Linville floor plan may be just for you. Despite its modest 1698 square feet, this plan features in-demand items like a first floor master suite and cathedral-ceiling great room.

First, you’ll notice the pictures in this post are renderings rather than photographs. While we normally post photographs of completed Timberpeg homes when discussing floor plans, we thought we could show you how our designers can use renderings to bring dream homes to life while it’s still in the design phase. Here, the Linville is a lake house, with abundant outside space. While a porch wraps around two-thirds of the house, a section off the dining room is a screen porch. Providing shelter from weather and insects, this space features its own outdoor fireplace for wonderful three-season entertaining.

Entering the house brings us to the dining room, with more than enough space for a table for six. Utilizing one of the great advantages of a timber-framed home, the dining area is open to the great room and kitchen so no space is wasted on unnecessary walls. The great room has a large stone fireplace and shares a cathedral ceiling with the dining area, features which aid in making the space feel cozy yet expansive at the same time. The kitchen is not pressed for space either, and includes an island with seating and a range. Since this build has no basement, the space below the stairs is utilized to the fullest with a stacked washer and dryer. On the rear of the house, the master suite has all the amenities one looks for in a modern house. The bedroom has the space needed for any size bed, while the bathroom has ample room for a double vanity. Oftentimes in small houses, closet space is compromised, but the Linville easily accommodates a spacious walk in closet.

Heading upstairs, there is a small loft space overlooking the great room and dining room. Ahead is the larger of two bedrooms, featuring an en-suite bathroom with shower. There is a smaller bedroom with hall-accessed bath as well, which also serves as the guest bathroom for the house. If you'd like to learn more about this plan, or how the talented designers at Timberpeg can create a custom plan for you, then contact the Timberpeg design team today.  When working with the Timberpeg team you'll be able to explore visual renderings of your own timber frame home during the design process to help you envision the design in real life.  And while the rendering technology is great, there is of course nothing so wonderful as stepping foot inside your very own timber frame home for the first time.