Thankful for New Plans



Thankful for New Plans

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Thankful for New Plans

Published at November 25 2020 by JFord

Thanksgiving is that time of year where we get together and spend time with our loved ones. We get the best recipes out of the old recipe books and make sure that everything is done just the way it always has been. Thanksgiving is also the time of year where we get to see family and friends that we may not get to see very often. And we all know what happens when we see people we haven’t seen in a while. It’s time to catch up and see what’s new with everyone.

In the true spirit of the holiday, let me show you what’s new here at Nelson Design Group.


Janson Cove (MEN 5224)


Janson Cove (MEN 5224)Janson Cove (MEN 5224) Floor PlanJanson Cove (MEN 5224) Floor Plan
This European style home from award winning designer Michael E. Nelson gives you just over 3,000 square feet of living space. This lovely home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 1 half bath. It also gives you a 3-bay garage for your mechanical beauties. This house plan features an open floor plan that combines the breakfast room, kitchen and great room. The great room has gorgeous vaulted ceilings and exposed timber beams. This plan also features a large safe room for your family’s peace of mind.

You enter the home through the covered entry porch with stone steps and find yourself in the large foyer. This formal touch to the home lends the home an elegant feel from the moment you walk in. The foyer leads to the open floor plan that combines the great room, kitchen and breakfast room.

The great room features a vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams. The right wall of this space is dominated by a large stonework fireplace. The rear wall of this space gives you double French doors that lead out onto the large outdoor living area/grilling porch.

This outdoor space is split into 3 parts. There is a central part that is covered and continues the trend of the timber beams from the interior of the home. The other 2 parts are uncovered and offer a great place to grill or to entertain on sunny days. The covered part of this area also features a large outdoor fireplace.

From the great room, you can make your way to the kitchen. There is a large island that separates the space from the kitchen and the great room. This island features seating for 5 and gives you a perfect viewpoint of the great room while you are cleaning up.

The rest of the kitchen features great counterspace and a large pantry right beside the stairs to the second floor. Adjacent to the kitchen is the breakfast room. This room features a large picture window that faces the rear of the home and gives you a lovely view for an informal meal.

Nestled in between the pantry and the foyer is the dining/media room. This room gives you plenty of space to host and entertain. It features a large picture window that faces the front of the home and the curved driveway.

Behind the kitchen you will find a hall that leads to the half bath as well as to a kid’s nook that would be perfect to double as a mudroom. This space gives you plenty of storage space using a bench with hanging storage. There are two doors in the kid’s nook. One leads to the laundry room with a soaking sink and the other leads to the garage. Off the garage is the large safe room.

Further down this hallway is the master suite. The master bedroom continues the trend from the great room and features a vaulted ceiling. It also has a large window that faces the rear of the home and an entrance to the outdoor living area/grilling porch.

The master bath gives you space for both a freestanding tub and a glass corner shower. The bathroom also features his and her sinks and a linen closet. Don’t forget the large walk-in closet!

The other side of the plan features bedrooms 2 and 3. This space is set up with a centrally located shared bathroom. Each bedroom has their own sink and walk-in closet and simply share the space in the middle. Each bedroom also has a large window that faces the rear and front of the home, respectively.

The second story gives you space for both attic storage and bedroom 4. This bedroom is the largest of them all and would be perfect for an older child. It has a large closet and features its own bathroom with shower.


Overland Farms (MEN 5230)


Overland Farms (MEN 5230)Overland Farms (MEN 5230) Floor PlanOverland Farms (MEN 5230) Floor Plan
This new farmhouse plan from award winning designer Michael E. Nelson gives you just under 4,000 square feet of living space with a whopping 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 1 half bath. Unlike a traditional farmhouse, this house plan gives you a 3-car garage to house your mechanical steeds. The outside of this home is gorgeous with traditional board and batten style siding. This house plan gives you a wonderful wrap around covered porch on the front of the home and a large wraparound grilling porch on the rear of the home. On the inside of this plan you will find a large guest room on the first floor and a master suite that is in its own wing. The rest of the bedrooms in the plan are located on the second floor.

As you approach the home, the first thing that you notice is the wrap around covered porch on the front of the home. This porch is one of the things that make a farmhouse have that iconic style. Above the front porch you will find lovely dormers with windows inset. This just makes me think of a traditional farm or something from in the 1800’s.

As you enter the home, you find yourself in the foyer. Directly in front of the double entry doors is the stair well that gives you access to the second floor. On the left side of the foyer you will find a half bath and a small closet that is perfect for storing outerwear like coats and snow boots.

To the right side of the foyer, you can continue past the stairwell and move into the study/parlor. A parlor is one of those things that has fallen out of fashion in the last 50 years or so but was once a staple of home design.

Parlors are designed to be a formal living area so that you could have guests over without them having to see the rest of the house. This parlor lives up to that. It gives you three windows, one facing the front of the home and two facing the side of the home. Both sets of windows look out over the front porch.

Moving further into the home, you find yourself in the country kitchen and dining area. This large open space gives you plenty of room to have family dinners and to prepare a large meal for those same dinners.

The kitchen is separated from the dining area by an island that has bar seating for 4. The island gives you a perfect place to wash up and keep an eye on any comings and goings from the great room and the kitchen at the farmhouse style sink. The dining area gives you a large picture window that faces the side of the home and a separate entrance to the covered front porch.

Moving further into the home, you find yourself in the great room. The great room gives you access to an absolutely enormous pantry that is closed off from the great room by a sliding barn door. The great room gives you a large stonework fireplace along the left wall that is bracketed by windows on either side. The great room is open to the second floor and has a vaulted ceiling.

The rear wall of the great room gives you access to the grilling porch on the rear of the home. The double doors that lead to the grilling porch are bracketed on either side by windows. This whole house plan gives you some fantastic views. The last wall of the great room also has a window that faces the grilling porch. This section is where you could put an optional grill with hood.

If you continue from the great room, you will find yourself in the guest room. This first-floor guest room is nearly as large as the great room. It features a large picture window that faces the left side of the home and a private entrance from the covered front porch. This guest room has its own in-suite bathroom with a shower stall and a linen closet. It also has its own small walk-in closet.

Adjacent to the kitchen, you will find the mud room. This space comes in from the back porch and garage. This mudroom has a bench with hanging storage and gives you space to take off your outerwear or anything that is particularly muddy before you move into the rest of the home. Mudrooms are just amazing.

To the right of the mudroom, you will find the hallway that leads to the master suite. Right before you get to the master suite, you will find the laundry room. This laundry room is absolutely massive and features a lot of counterspace to help you fold and sort. The rear wall of this space has a picture window that faces the rear of the home. The laundry room also features a soaking sink for those really bad set in stains.

The master suite is in a wing all to itself. It has its own private entrance with a small covered porch that features a vaulted ceiling. The master bedroom has an absolutely massive window that faces the side of the home. The master bath gives you space for a corner shower with a seat, double vanities and a freestanding tub.

The master bath is separated from the master bedroom by a short hallway that has two barn doors that can close on either side. This hallway also gives you access to the walk-in closet and a small linen or coat closet.

The second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms just on this one level. The stairwell opens up to a separate tv and loft area. This loft area has built ins on either side of a balcony that looks over the great room on the first floor.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 are mirrors of each other and each have multiple windows running on the walls that face the sides of the home. They also have a window that faces the front of the home. Bedrooms 5 and 6 are also mirrors of each other. They each have a bank of windows that faces the rear of the home and one each that faces the sides of the home. Bedrooms 5 and 6 each have a walk-in closet and have in-suite access via a sliding barn door to each of the bathrooms.


Bryson Ridge (MEN 5151)


Bryson Ridge (MEN 5151)Bryson Ridge (MEN 5151) Floor Plan
This rustic plan gives you just over 2,100 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths. This house plan gives you plenty of curb appeal with a lovely covered porch that runs nearly the full length of the front of the home and a traditional gabled roof. The inside of the home has a grand open floor plan that incorporates the great room and kitchen. On the rear of the home, you will find a large covered porch and separated outdoor living area. This floor plan is made for the family who loves to entertain and have fun.

As you approach the home, the first thing that you notice is the traditional gable roof line. The covered porch on the front of the home may also catch your eye with its rustic exposed beams. The rest of the exterior of the home is covered in traditional board and batten siding with rustic accents.

As you enter the home through the double doors, you find yourself in the open floor plan that includes the great room and the kitchen. You immediately find yourself in between the two “rooms" in the open floor plan.

To your left you will see the fireplace that dominates the right wall of the great room. This great room also features a vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams. There are four large double casement windows in this portion of the home. Two face the rear of the home and two face the front of the home. The left side of the great room, like any other classic open floor plan, gives you a perfect place to put in your dining table.

On either side of the fireplace you will find built-in shelving that is perfect for a home entertainment center. The great room also features French doors opening onto the covered porch that runs nearly the length of the rear of the home. This covered porch gives you a perfect place to grill out with a small kitchen area tucked away in the corner.

The porch has steps down that lead to an outdoor living area situated in the rear of the home. This outdoor living area gives you a cozy setting with an outdoor fireplace. Perfect for grilling or entertaining.

The kitchen is separated from the great room by an island that gives you bar seating for 5. The kitchen also includes a large corner pantry and plenty of counter space for prepping meals. The sink is on the rear wall and has a window that faces the rear of the home, making it a bit more enjoyable to be stuck doing the dishes.

Just past the kitchen you will find bedrooms 2 and 3. Each of these bedrooms have a large window that face the rear and front of the home, respectively and access to a linen closet as well as the hall bathroom that features a double vanity.

On the other side of the home, you will find one of the two half baths and a storage closet behind the fireplace in the great room. Past the half bath, you will find the large laundry room. This laundry room is big enough that it has to have its own window!

The rear of the home gives you ample space for the master suite. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling that continues the theme of the home from the great room and a large picture window facing the rear of the home. The master bath gives you a large shower and plenty of closet space for even the avid of shoppers.

This plan includes plan for a 2-car garage with a connected shop. This connected shop gives you a small porch area on the outside with plenty of room to work on the inside. The shop features a small sink and a half bath.


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