Our modern K.1 house plan merges modern amenities with classic needs. A spacious
open floor plan for the living area and kitchen is grouped with a master bedroom
and bonus room downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs
Suitable for a semi-urban setting it offers a grand roof terrace and a secure privacy
courtyard for the downstairs bedroom. The garage is walled in by semi-translucent
walls and a sliding panel barn door that allows for it to be transformed into a covered
exterior entertainment area.
The exterior siding ranges from metal and concrete to Hardie boards and open horizontal
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Read about our ideas and process behind K.1 - modern house plan.
The Roof Terrace
Our modern K.1 house plan offers a large roof terrace. It is a safe and elevated
outside entertainment area. One of the upstairs rooms even has its own access to
a secluded area of this terrace. The main area is connected to the downstairs by
a straight shot and a custom designed modern staircase. Your downstairs entertainment
can thus easily spill over to the upstairs, while still being separated to the private
The surface of the roof terrace is a mix between water-resistant hardwood floor boards
and riverbed gravel stones. The result is an exterior surface reminiscent of Zen-like
Japanese garden designs. The river stone area is skirting the terrace’s perimeter,
creating an additional safety measure, as well as an area for plantings.
Together with the entry courtyard, the privacy courtyard, the “Japanese Lantern”
garage/entertainment area, and the backyard, you have a great array of exterior spaces
of different qualities.
The Japanese Lantern
We had some fun with the one-car garage of this modern house. As its side wall defines
part of the entry courtyard, we knew we had to create something special. We ended
up with a horizontal wood slat exterior. The pattern of it is randomly alternating
between different size boards. This slat siding with its uniform narrow gaps is
coupled with translucent corrugated sheets on the inside. As a result daylight finds
itself into the garage during the day, while retaining security and privacy. At
night, though, when you turn on the lights this part of the house will glow like
a modern version of a Japanese lantern.
Additionally we suggest to treat the floor similar to the courtyard, a combination
of dark elongated pavers and dark gravel. Towards the courtyard the garage opens
up with a large-sized sliding barn door out of the same wooden slats. By opening
the barn door, as well as the garage door, the entire space, also due to the flooring,
transforms into a gorgeous exterior covered entertainment area. It would also beautifully
serve as a modern studio space for an artist or as wonderful work room.
And all that is created by using standard materials and simple means of construction
to insure beauty for an affordable price.
The Privacy Courtyard
This modern contemporary house plan was conceived with an semi-urban lot in mind.
We placed the master bedroom suite in the front of the building, potentially towards
the street. To give it a bit of privacy we gave it narrow privacy courtyard defined
by a exposed concrete wall. It is covered by a partly covered trellace. This courtyard
is just big enough to comfortably fit a couple of chairs and a small table. If
the adjoining rooms are used as a home office or sub-leased rental unit instead of
a master suite, this courtyard also serves as a separate entry area. A sliding panel
door opens it up toward the large entry courtyard. It is a beautiful Japanese style
area, perfect for plantings and getting away. It gives plenty of privacy while letting
in filtered light.
options to modify:
We offer standard changes to this modern house plan.