Chalet Floor Plans originated in the Alps and can be distinguished by their exposed structural beams called half-timbering that are both structural and also serve as a great decorative look. Chalet Floor Plans gained popularity in the mid-19th century throughout the United States, borrowing from a romantic ideal of contemporary Swiss architecture. The roof of a chalet is low-pitched with wide overhanging eaves for snow. This architectural element influenced Craftsman and Prairie house styles later in the early 20th century. Most Chalet Floor Plans have a front gable featuring highly decorative woodwork at the fascia board. The upper floor of a Chalet Floor Plans usually projects beyond the story below, with a balcony at the front of the house for leisure and entertaining. The balcony often has a balustrade that is constructed of a flat, cut-out panel, adding to the gingerbread charm. This style of house was traditionally painted on the exterior with murals or faux architectural elements representing quoins, shutters, or ornamental design around windows and doors. Further interest may be added with vertical board-and-batten siding.
The Chalet style modular home would make the perfect mountain home for its use of natural materials and allure of the grand Alps. Floor plans for most Chalet style houses tends to have less square footage, as they are typically used as vacation homes, but still make a nice home to live in 24/7. That being said, two or more stories are possible with most bedrooms being on the top floors that will open to a balcony with a fairy tale view. The first floor of a Chalet style modular home may have an open plan with a central fireplace for warming the interior a long with a spacious kitchen. This modular home design provide a 360 degree view with a large rear deck to complement the floor plans second floor balconies. At Kintner Modular Homes, Inc., we guide you from the early stages of construction to the completion of your Chalet style modular dream home. With almost a half a century of experience, you can take comfort in letting Kintner Modular Homes, Inc. coordinate your project. Contact us today …
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