I have really enjoyed designing this custom plan the past several months. This home has a warm contemporary feel. It creativily mixes narrow more modern roof lines with warmer exterior materials. The ecelctic mix continues with modern window design juxtaposed with architectural details such as columns and trellises. The floor plan is dreamy with main floor living, a walk-out basement, and large open living spaces connected to outdoor living.
Lower Level Floor Plan
Main Level Floor Plan
Upper Level Floor Plan
Accessorize the Exterior of Your Home
Here are some high impact accessory ideas!
1. Exterior shutters add color, texture and personality.
2. The antiquity of gas lanters gives richness and warmth to your entrance.
3. Potshelves can come in so many different, shapes, sizes and colors. Although it may be difficult to get the right design and porportions for your home, when done well they look great!
Robert McArthur Studios has a new employee! We are so excited to bring Brittany Brown on to our team!
Brittany is from Morgan, Utah. She graduated from Weber State University with a dual major in Interior Design and Technical Sales. She enjoys reading, travel, shopping, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I hope many of you have the opportunity to work with her.
Framed Family Recipes
One of my prized possessions are my framed family recipes. I have collected recipes from my grandmother and mother that I remember them cooking. The recipes cards are are in their handwriting, and even have stains from years of use on them. I like them in this real raw form. It shows a passage of time and that they were really used. Having these framed in my kitchen brings back great memories of eating these foods with the precious people who made them. In this picture you can see how I have these recipes displayed on a shelf in my kitchen.
With mother’s day just around the corner framing a recipe of her mother’s would be a great present; sentimental and from the heart.
35 years ago I designed the Maple Hills condos in Bountiful. It was such cutting edge design for the time, with courtyards in the center and private patios for each condo. The condos are still great and I like seeing how well the design has held up to the test of time. However, 35 years later they may be in need of a little updating. One of my old clients has bought a condo and hired me to design the remodel.
On the main floor I updated the master suite with a large walk-in closet and a private bathroom. These changes were possible due to space I gained by eliminating the courtyard. The other bedroom on the main floor was turned into a nice laundry room and boot room that connects to the garage. The stairs were relocated and the powder bath reconfigured. The living room will get a facelift by changing the sliding glass doors to French doors. The deck off the dining room is being expanded and an additional set of French doors has been added.
Existing Main Floor
Remodeled Main Floor
On the lower level one of the bedrooms has been changed into an office and additional storage space has been added. All the lower level sliding glass doors will also be changed to French doors.
Existing Lower Level
Remodeled Lower Level
This is going to be a great update!
Building Your Dream Home
I love being able to design someone’s dream house. I was able to create this custom home plan for a couple who have a wonderful lot in Bountiful. This plan is so fabulous that I can’t stop my mind from taking a virtual tour through the whole house completed. Starting with the stunning dining room right at the entry creating architectural interests with its’ two- story high hendecagon shape, yet still conveniently located next to the kitchen. The living space along the back of the house has eight exterior French doors to let in ample light and seamlessly extend into the outdoor living space. There is a large master suite with a grand entry, fireplace and private veranda. However my favorite part of the master suite is the direct access to the laundry room from the master closet while still having a second entrance to the laundry room from the hallway. I’ve walked through this house in my mind so many times that I can hardly wait to be inside when it is finished. Construction starts soon, and I’ll keep you updated with some progress pictures.
Main Level Floor Plan
Upper Level Floor Plan
Right Side Elevation
Left Side Elevation