Why We Love House Plan 1975

Designed with city living in mind and plenty of room to grow

Dogwood Place
If you're looking for an open floor plan with a degree of privacy, this plan if for you. The central spaces are open and inviting, but the master suite and library enjoy a bit of seclusion, as do the upstairs bedrooms.4 bedrooms and 4 baths2,992 square feet See Plan: Dogwood Place. Photo: Brandon Ingram

Designed by architect C. Brandon Ingram Design, Dogwood Place comes in at 2,992 square feet. It has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, and lots to love thanks to its historic-inspired design. As Ingram puts it, "There's a sweetness to the house. It's vintage mix of details, for how people live today." Get the scoop below:

Why We Love It

Although it may not be sprawling or have a completely open-concept design, this tidy two-story plan is efficient and flexible. Architect Brandon Ingram says that with a layout like this, the home can feel as formal or casual as you want and grow or shrink as needed. The master suite on the main floor includes a library and study (or sitting room). There is also an extra space upstairs that can be turned into a fifth bedroom. Plus, if your lot allows, he advises adding a garage or even a sunroom to the side.

Dogwood Place First Floor Plan
Brandon Ingram

The Wow Factor

For a new build, it has an old pedigree. Ingram first designed this plan for a narrow 50-foot lot that was surrounded by older homes. "All of the 1920s and 1930s houses throughout Atlanta set the precedent," he says. He incorporated elements like a simple roofline, lap siding, detailed shutters, and slender columns to align with nearby houses of that era. "This home could blend into almost any historic neighborhood," he says. "It feels very familiar and also lovable."

Dogwood Place Final Touches
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Final Touches

"Press" Door Bell Button
A vintage-inspired buzzer makes for the most cheery welcome. $10; houseofantiquehardware.com

Baldwin Canterbury Polished Brass Handleset with Colonial Knob
For a classic home, you need equally charming and classic details. Like this polished brass handle set. $297; homedepot.com

The Perfect Green
Try Sherwin-William's Greenfield for absolutely charming shutters. The perfect green—not too dark, not too light. Greenfield (SW 6439); sherwin-williams.com

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