Traditional and Contemporary homes do not share similar floor plans. The Modern house has been trending away from rectilinear form for several years. A contemporary plan may offer unique solutions to tight or unusual lot conditions. Also in areas with limited maximum heights, flat roofs offer higher floor to ceilings. Period-Style houses tend to be based on rectilinear geometry which results in simpler pitched rooflines. French and Italian Renaissance based villas and palaces share boxy plans but are represented with columns and arches, decorative moldings and details.
The rural or 'country' house is a miniature of the palaces and villas architects and builders were eager to replicate in an affordable manner. Period style houses can also fit narrower and odd lot shapes. Send your survey with a general list of rooms, spaces, style, and budget to John Henry Architect for a preliminary discussion on the best design for your needs!
NEW! For Naples, Florida a stunning 11,000 SF gulf waterfront design in a French style with luxury features and amenities. Four stories topped by a lookout facing the Gulf of Mexico in a period style not normally seen in the area. First floor has a complete living unit including Kitchen, Dining, Living, 2 Bedrooms, Study, Laundry and Exercise Room. 3 car Garage, 2 in tandem with lift. Entry at grade and a novel horseshoe staircases leads to the piano nobile, or principal rooms consisting of a Grand Entry 2 story Foyer with Stair, Tower Sitting room, Guest Suite, Formal Dining, Living, Kitchen with Breakfast, large Pantry and 'dirty kitchen', balconies with views to water, His and Her Dens, Laundry, Powder and secondary Stair going down to First floor, up to Third floor. Third floor is the completely private Master Suite with 2 Dens, large Bath and Closets, Laundry, balconies with views to Gulf. Elevator serves three floors. Classic and investment guaranteed.
above: New Historic District bungalow style two story 3000 SF Great Room 4 BR, 3.5 Bath w Study and detached garage, built in Orlando by Main Street Construction
below: New 3,000 SF Great Room Contemporary/Modern Transitional design with 4 Bedrooms, Study, Loft, view deck, Formal Living and single Dining, 2 car garage for Orlando/Altamonte Springs location.
Above: Lovely 5-6,000 SF Mediterranean luxury home in southern Tennessee overlooking Pickwick Lake. Large vaulted ceilings connect Living, Dining and Kitchen with fabulous views through high window wall.