Architecture / June 13, 2018 /
During the middle of the 1900s, builders recognized the efficiency of combining spaces within a home to decrease the required square footage. More usable space could be squeezed into the same amount of, or less, square footage when an open layout was used. Open floor plans actually began as an economical option, although they have morphed today into a preferred way of living.
The country houses around the world are characterized by different elements. For example, a typical country house in England must have a well kept garden, while in Germany, country houses have a basement and a fireplace with gable roof.In Russia and some parts of Scandinavia, having a sauna in a country house is indispensable. In the United States and Canada, a porch with a small terrace is very important.