Our Home Plan Collection by Michaela Mahady
Michaela Mahady is the designer of one of our most popular homes: Maple Forest – which was featured on the PBS television series HomeTime. Michaela's designs favor cottage style roofs, and many Craftsman style details. Her striking woodsy exteriors work well in remote rural settings, but are equally at home in more suburban situations.
Within Michaela's collection you will find exposed wooden beams and the rich colors of natural wood trimwork which defines spaces and add elegance. Lowered curved ceiling soffits, custom cabinets and doors add beauty and individuality to her designs. All her homes feature open flowing interior spaces and abundant, well-placed windows.
Michaela teamed with architect Eric Odor to design two variations on her popular Maple Forest Home. Maple Forest 2 was drawn in the fall of 2004, and Maple Forest 3 in the spring of 2005.
Michaela Mahady, architect of our long popular Maple Forest series of homes, teamed up with Debra Kees to create this beautiful Craftsman style home. The simple, moderate-pitched gabled roof of the home, the attention to architectural details like horizontal bands of windows, decorative wooden brackets and wood trim, as well as the use three distinctly different exterior textures (brick, stucco and cedar shingles) firmly tie this home to its Arts and Crafts past. Yet, with a nod towards the varying needs of the modern family, careful attention was given to architectural and building design, making this home one of our most versatile in terms of construction. It is easily built in sizes from as small as 2,397 square feet to as large as 2,880 square feet. And it is designed to be able to fit on a narrow suburban lot, yet is equally at home on rural acreage with plenty of elbow-room.
We designed a steep roofed cottage of stucco and wood, with a simple plan that contains the basic activities of daily life within a single great-room. The gabled forms offer opportunities for a open volume over the living room, a tiny play loft at the peak of the roof between the childrens' bedrooms, and a treehouse space shaded by awnings perched above the garage.
Originally designed in 1994, this beautiful home has been with us from the beginning.Updated several times over the years, we are proud to offer the newest revision of this Craftsman chalet. A large wrap-around front porch, arched ceilings, exposed beams and abundant natural light distinguishes this design as a gracious, welcoming family home.
A slightly smaller, and simplified version of the very popular Maple Forest home designed by Michaela Mahady. Like the original, it has steeply pitched roofs and large round porch. Its simpler roof design and more square foundation shape are intended to make it easy to build.
Maple Forest 3 is the most recent version in this striking series of designs. Like its predecessors, it retains the steep cottage style roof, distinctive stone chimney and rounded deck. Designed for a long narrow lot, it fits in many situations the other variations do not.