Some of this company’s clients have limited funds, but still want a quality house. To answer this market segment, the firm developed the Forest Meadow Series. It has an open plan, all the spaces and rooms that you might expect from a larger house, even outdoor living room, outdoor dining and a host of other features associated with more costly estate-level residences. To learn more, read on…
Forest Meadow Series Houses :
Affordable Luxury Homes.
This series of houses was developed to give clients of HOME ARCHITECTS ® more bang for their buck. After spending about 2 years designing houses for economy builders through the Great Recession, this architectural company learned what bargain builders were doing to remain successful, even during economically challenging times. It is all about affordable luxury houses.
Most people associate HOME ARCHITECTS ® with higher-end luxury house design, and they certainly have many of those accomplished to date. However, the firm also has the ability to design houses of all types and sizes and budgets.
The company’s Forest Meadow Series is the result of those lessons learned by actual economy builders. But being economical does not mean that there are not luxury features, like wood flooring throughout, wood ceilings, large stainless appliances, over-sized Gourmet Kitchens, screened rear porches with fireplaces, choice of roofing and interior finishes, upscale garage doors, many options, open plan, large kitchen island for your family to gather around, spacious master suites, including oversize tubs and large tile showers, huge windows and much more. There are many features that most people would think as being associated with much more expensive “estate-level” projects.
These Forest Meadow houses can be as small as 1,024 HSF (Heated Square Feet) to the following:
1,024 HSF 1 story
1,152 HSF 1 story
1,280 HSF 1 story
1,408 HSF 1 story
1,536 HSF 1 story
1,664 HSF 1 story
1,792 HSF 1 story
1,920 HSF 1 story
2,048 HSF 1 story
2,176 HSF 1 story
2,304 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
2,560 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
2,816 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
3,072 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
3,328 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
3,584 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
3,840 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
4,096 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
4,352 HSF 2 story (includes walkout basement)
1,560 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
1,900 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
2,112 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
2,323 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
2,534 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
2,745 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
2,956 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
3,168 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
3,379 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
3,590 HSF 2 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor loft)
3,328 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
3,712 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
4,096 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
4,480 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
4,864 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
5,248 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
5,632 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
6,016 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
6,400 HSF 3 story (1st Floor + partial 2nd floor Loft + Walkout Basement)
and other variations possible.
2,304 HSF 2 story 3 Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath Small to Mid-Size Forest Meadow
This is a Small to Mid-size Forest Meadow concept Main Level. The Main Level is at grade level from the street or entry side/level. The Main Level (also called the 1st Floor Plan) diagram is to the left. This simple plan can be expanded, in terms of width (left and right), to be virtually any size. The smallest is 32′ wide and so far, the widest has been 68′. However, this architectural company can make it as large as you want. This diagram illustrates one of the more simple and compact arrangements. In the wider sizes, an additional bedroom and bathroom can be added to the main level if you wish, along with an optional bar, larger laundry and pantry, mud room, larger dining and other added spaces.
This Plan Diagram is identical to the plan above, although it has had the firm’s unique and effective “Bridge” and Garage added on the left side. HOME ARCHITECTS ® one of a kind Bridge features whatever you want, although many people enjoy the Work Counter with windows facing the view toward the rear, a center circulation aisle, and Pantry, Laundry, sink with counter and storage Closet on the other side. What used to the be Laundry/Pantry inside the main plan often then becomes a central storage closet or second Pantry. The Garage can be 2 car, 3 car, 4 car or whatever you want, even a carport or porte-cochere (covered drive-through near the Front Porch).
The plan to the left is the Walkout Basement of the Forest Meadow Small to Mid-size, also called the Terrace Level. The main view direction is to the rear, which is “up” on the plans.
Affordable Luxury Homes
There are many variations, including all one story, Loft Levels, full 2nd floors, bonus room options, garages, porte-cochere (fancy carport), a variety of dining options, bars, Family Rooms, Gourmet Kitchens, spacious Pantry-Laundry rooms, elevators, and a new space exclusively developed by the architect: the Bridge. This is an optional space between the Main House and the Garage. It can be a control center for the house, or a breezeway, or a utility room, a Mud Room, or whatever your needs want it to become.
This Forest Meadow Series is new, and several versions are presently being developed for clients, so there is not yet built construction photos, but the firm will be updating this page with elevations and other drawings, as development occurs. This is State of the Art in House Design for affordable luxury.
APPROACH: HOME ARCHITECTS ® is a custom house design firm. They will meet with you and present concepts for any of the above schemes, then customize that concept tailored to your specific needs, objectives and desires. No two clients are the same. People are unique, and senior staff architect Soellner creates new designs based on the Forest Meadow concept as desired, for each new client. These are not really intended as “plans for sale.” The firm is an architectural design company, programming each client’s goals for each project, then making adjustments to suit.
Affordable Luxury Homes Characteristics
FLEXIBILITY: as the above sizes, optional levels and features lists above indicate, the Forest Meadow Series was created with several objectives in mind:
1. Value and Economy: an architectural house design concept that delivers a tremendous value for the dollar, based on client choices.
2. Flexibility/Scalability: the built-in ability to create 1 story, 2 story, or 3 story houses for clients, of various sizes, from around 1,000 HSF to well over 6,000 HSF.
3. Beauty: these designs are gorgeous. They have been created to allow either an understated Country Farmhouse image, or a full-blown Estate appearance. It is up to you.