|The Old Dominion Monitor
The name "Old Dominion" referred to the original Colony of Virginia, later called The Dominion of Virginia. The monitor barn-style home was popular throughout the several states.
First things first: the paint is a
reflection of boldness; of course, the siding and trim may be painted to
your specification. The red does, however, give it a high WOW! factor.
Scroll down for a palette of color designs.
|End view. The Old Dominion is
handsome from any angle. The footprint of the home is approximately
40'x40'. The 16' wide great room is two stories tall. Scroll down to see
the interior plans.
|Red again and, hence, the WOW!
factor. The portico porch is unexpected and is meant to be in a rural
setting. In a more populated area, the open portico may be enclosed with
screen. The space may also be converted into a single car garage or
carport. A two-car design follows below.
|Two bedrooms and a bath fill
the rear wing. The master suite is situated up front.
|The guest bedroom occupies the
end corner of the 12' wide wing. The entrance door opens to a stairwell
which leads upstairs to a third bedroom and/or office.
|Wow! The large 5' sliding window over the sink/counter opens out to a patio and barbecue area.|
|Front corner view.
|The monitor windows are 2'
high and 3' in length; one panel slides in order to open the window. The
monitor barn-style home was not limited to use in the Dominion of
Virginia; it was also popular in the several states.
|Birdseye view showing the 40'
area. The great room from the edge of the dining chair to the
fireplace wall is approximately 19' in height.
|Upstairs elevation: The
spacious third bedroom could either be a game room or an office. Scroll
down to see a larger version of The Old Dominion with a double garage.
|If you do not require a second floor, the
entire entertainment area may be transformed into a two-story grand
salon. Note that the term "grand" does not mean expensive; it
only looks grand. The home is 48'x66' in length. The wings sit in 1' on
|The portico in this instance,
as is the fireplace, are accented by stone. The porch is the screened in
for casual living, free from pesky bugs.
|The two-car garage opens into
a hallway with a close proximity to the kitchen, making carrying in of
groceries a joy.
|The Old Dominion may be
customized as you desire; for instance, the garage entrance could be on
|The tall windows flood the
grand salon with sunlight. Blinds or draperies, while not shown, would
be pulled at night for solitude.
|Birdseye view. As before, the Old Dominion is handsome from any angle.|
|Note the size of the bedrooms; they are much larger in this version; however, there are only two.|