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The country house design look has held a special place in American architecture for many years. It remains the single most popular style for American homes (Rosch, 2002). Early settlers mixed influences of Old World architecture with hand-hewn tools and materials available in the American frontier. The result was a blend of the beautiful and the practical. Historical Perspectives Andrew Jackson Downing, an early American architect wrote about weaving together the useful and the beautiful in country homes (1859). Useful in that the homes are affordable, comfortable, well-made, and convenient for the inhabitants. But Downing warns that utility in itself is not enough. He described how homes can be useful, but have no beauty about them. Such buildings “completely answer the useful requirements of man, and give not a ray of pleasure or satisfaction to his heart or understanding” (p. 7). He felt that proportion and symmetry are beautiful in smaller country homes and variety of color and forms and harmony in styles are beautiful with larger dwellings. John Cordis Baker wrote that rational planning to meet individual needs, design to fit the site, common sense use of materials, and the evolution of new constructive methods characterize the design of country homes. These, he argues “form a distinctly American solution to the problem of a Country House. The result is that our country houses have a distinction of their own…they faithfully express our modern American civilization and show a certain sensible comfort” (1906, p. 21). Characteristics of Country Homes Country homes floor plans are comfortable and cozy. Exposed beams, rough finishes on the walls, fireplaces for warmth, and windows with small panes are characteristic of a country house. These features are common in today’s country homes. Traditionally, country homes were constructed from local materials. Wood flooring, brick, and stone were all materials available locally. The country homes of today still use these materials, though they may no longer be local (Home Decorating, 2007). Country Home Decorating Country home style has no set formula and often has local influences. Accessories are often handmade and varied. A country style home on the coast of Maine may have a seashell themed bathroom, while one in Montana will have a den with a woven rug and lamps made from antlers. Furniture from flea markets and antique markets are common. Country finishes tend to be natural or even rough. Lines are generally straight and unadorned, without sacrificing comfort. Couches and chairs may be comfortably overstuffed. Fabrics are natural, often locally made with visually interesting patterns. A checked couch may be paired with striped throw pillows and a floral throw. Colors are often soft and muted, rustic. The blend of country style fabrics, furniture, accessories lend a rustic and comfortable feel to the country home. This style has withstood the test of time and continues to provide useful, comfortable, and beautiful living spaces. References • Baker, J. C. (1906). American Country Homes and their Gardens. Harvard University. • Downing, A. J. (1859). The Architecture of Country Homes, Including designs for cottages, farmhouses, and villas. D. Appleton & Co. New York. • Home Decorating Room by Room (2007). Country style decorating embodies coziness and comfort. Online Article. • Rosch, L. (2002). American Farmhouses, Country Style and Design. Simon and Schuster, Canada

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Country living at its best! A white picket fence bordered with colorful blooms and plants surrounds the one-story, four-bedroom country home. Unlatch the gate and step into a well-manicured front yard and inviting covered porch.  The foyer leads to a spacious Great Room with 10-foot ceilings, gas log fireplace, kitchen, walk-in pantry, and kitchen island with raised bar. The breakfast nook conveniently opens to the covered rear porch. The split bedroom plan positions two bedrooms on opposite sides of the home. The master suite has a trayed ceiling, walk-in closet, dual lavatories, jet tub, and separate shower.

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Country House Plans -- An American Classic!

By: Steve Donegan
        Country House Plans are the most popular style in America. If you take a drive through any new housing development you can see dozens of country style houses. They are both conservative and attractive. Country House Plans have the right amount of style for the average family and they are some of the most function-oriented house plans out there.   One of our best-selling country house plans is House Plan 141-1023. This aesthetically-pleasing home plan comes with a cozy exterior that invites guests in. The big covered porch is what every American family needs. You can do so many fun things when you have a big porch like this. The three dormers above the porch are another staple in house design in the United States. They are simple accents to a home that will always be a classic.   Now, the interior of these Country House Plans looks a little complicated at first. Once you get your footing, however, you see how the designer did an excellent job of fitting everything you need into a home of 2000 squa   Read more

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