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The Winterthur

If your tastes run to Tudor design and you want an estate-quality plan, this design will fill your needs. Half-timbering, a turret and an arched recessed entry lend enchantment on the outside. Spacious rooms and loads of amenities spell great livability on the inside. Look for both formal and informal rooms on the main level: a 1 1/2-story living room with fireplace, a family room with built-ins, a den with bay window, a breakfast nook and a formal dining room. A utility room with built-in ironing center sits near a full bath and opens to the four-car garage with shop space. A terrace wraps around the left side of the plan and offers shaded eating space. Two sets of stairs lead up to the second level, where there are a vaulted master suite and a huge bonus room. Bedroom 4 is also vaulted.

Architectural Styles Associated with this design

European

Some of the features of this home are 'European'. European homes come in many guises, since the term reflects homes styled after those in many countries; English Tudor, French Country, and Dutch Gable, to name a few. Beyond the country of origin, there's also the period of history from which the style emerged; Georgian, Victorian, Greek Revival; the list is almost endless. The homes shown in the collection below feature elements inspired by those found in countries across the Atlantic.

Traditional

Our traditional style houseplans comprise a neo-eclectic style borrowing details from historic styles and adapting to contemporary forms and materials - i.e.: Colonial porches and columns, Tudor half-timber, French steeply pitched hip roof and arched windows, Georgian entry doors or Victorian porch spindle work. Wood exteriors combined with brick or stone trim.

Traditional homes freely borrow from a number of historic styles and combine them to relay a new expression. Many historic styles are also 'traditional' in nature, and are incorporated into the Mascord Collection. Colonial, Tudor, Craftsman, Cape Cod - in this collection of home plans you'll discover floor plans that reflect modern lifestyles with spacious rooms, flexible spaces and modern conveniences, but mixed with distinct architectural flair, curb appeal and modern aesthetic. Expect elements such as free-flowing kitchens, breakfast nooks, and family room combinations.

Tudor

We consider this home to be a Tudor or Storybook style home. We have a number of tudor and story book style home plans available in our collection, and many of our plans can be adapted easily to include tudor or storybook style elements to the exterior. Our tudor homes typically have steep pitched gable roofs, with half-timber decorations on the exterior. patterned brick-work or stone, stucco and multi-paned windows in groups are also common.

The tudor revival style became especially popular with 1920s suburban homes, loosely based on late medieval prototypes. Many tudor homes are identified with ornamental half-timbering to reflect the medieval construction technique. Tudor style homes often feature stucco or masonry veneered walls, steeply pitched roofs, and cross-gabled floor plans. The Storybook Style expands on the historical elements of the Tudor style, adding a medieval fantasy flavor. Castle turrets, copper embellishments of fantastical roof lines round out the vernacular.

Tudor / Storybook features:

  • Multiple Tall Gables
  • Half-Timbering
  • Sweeping rooflines
  • Cantilevered Stories
  • Large Brick Chimneys
  • Tall Chimneypots
  • Crenelated Walls (Battlements)
  • Turrets
  • Leaded Windows

Storybook

The storybook style is a whimsical nod toward Hollywood design technically called Provincial Revivalism, and embodies much of what we see in fairy-tale storybooks, stage plays and in our favorite dreams.

Common Features of our Storybook Homes:

  • The exterior finish is predominately stucco, often rough troweled, and frequently with half-timbering. Exteriors also feature rubble stone, crazed brick, or clinker brick; all-stone, all-brick, and all-wood construction are sometimes used. Turrets with conical roofs are a common feature, as are faux dovecotes.
  • Walls can be sloped or curving, hand made or organic looking; wing walls are not uncommon.
  • Rooflines are usually curved in some way—swaybacked, sagged, concave, undulating or sharply pointed; gables are usually jerkinhead or very sharply pointed; eaves are often rolled; use of catslides is common. Roofs are commonly finished with wooden shingles, wooden shakes, or slate laid down in a seawave or other intentionally irregular pattern; though the original materials have frequently been replaced over time, the irregular pattern is sometimes imitated in the more modern material.
  • Round-topped or batten, often with a speakeasy - doors are frequently set in an arched frame lined with stone; when a turret is present, the building's front door typically opens into this. Windows are usually wood-framed with leaded or wavy glass installed; figural insets of stained glass are not uncommon. Wrought iron door hinges, handles, knockers, and locksets are common, as are other wrought iron embellishments.
  • Most [Storybook Homes](/houseplans/style/storybook) are fairly small and are based upon a fanciful interpretation of medieval European homes, or traditional English cottage style. Larger storybook homes are often constructed to appear as though built up gradually over time, one addition at a time, or built primarily out of stone with battlements and turrets to resemble a castle.
  • As befits their faux-rural heritage, many storybook homes are surrounded by trees and shrubbery. The greenery can conceal many homes from the casual observer, and reflect the 'cottage in the woods' setting of many homes in storybooks.

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We are the original designers of every home displayed and available on this website. Though you may sometimes find our home plans advertised and for sale elsewhere, it makes sense to purchase your plan directly. Place your order confidently knowing your home plans come from the original source, and that you have the support of the designer of your home.

Firstly, as the original designer and copyright owner - we can beat any lower price you find a Mascord plan for sale - on any website authorised to sell our plans. Before you make your purchase, simply give us a call, direct us to the site you have seen the lower advertised price, and we'll not only match that price - we'll also give you a further 5% discount and extra special customer care :-). (The advertised plan must be the same as the plan being purchased, including product type - 5 Set, 8 Set, Hybrid, Reproducible, or CAD File, etc). Our standard price-beating guarantee refers to regularly listed prices, but if you find any coupon, special offer, bonus offer, freebies or rebate offered on a competing website, call us, tell us where it is, and we'll see if we can beat that too!

Secondly, as owners and original designers of all the plans in our collection, we have ultimate version control of all the construction drawings, and regularly update our drawings to meet forever changing building codes. Buying directly means that your plans are given 100% support at the source. We also have exclusive access to our entire catalog of CAD drawings, with the ability to modify them quickly and cost effectively, or even provide a previously modified version of a stock plan that is not available with any other authorised seller. Call our customer care staff to discuss any modifications you would like to have done, and if the modification exists already - simply pay the stock plan price. You're not going to find that anywhere else.

Furthermore, we know our plan collection inside out! If you have questions about an element in the design, or even a question during construction - we are the ones able to answer those questions for you, quickly and accurately.

We support all of the plans we sell, and purchasing direct, you're able to take advantage of the high level of customer service we provide. If you have any questions, or to simply place an order for your home plans, call 800 411 0231.

Will This Design Work For Your Location?

All house plans licensed by Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc are designed and detailed to conform to The International Residential Code (for orders out of state), or Oregon and Washington local state codes (for orders in those states). We typically calculate and provide sizing of beams for a snowload of 25#. You may need beams sized to accommodate larger roof loads specific to your region. We are able to help with this; please speak with our sales staff to discuss your options.

To find out exactly what details you should expect with your Mascord house plans, see "What's included in a Plan Set?"

Some regions have additional engineering requirements, such as earthquake-prone areas of California and the Pacific Northwest, or the Gulf, Florida, & Carolina coasts that are frequented by hurricanes. Additional Wind and Seismic engineering drawings are required to accompany your home plans to obtain a building permit in those areas. These drawings need to be provided and stamped by a professional licensed in your state. In most cases we have working relationships established with engineers who can help you obtain the neccessary drawings cost effectively, or you are welcome to source your own local engineer.

Your area may have specific energy codes that have to be followed. Compliance could include filling out forms providing evidence that your construction drawings are in compliance. In many cases the forms are simple and can be filled out by yourself, or with the aid of your General Contractor.

Building jurisdictions in several states - including California, New York, New Jersey, Nevada and Illinois - require that your home design is reviewed and entire construction drawings stamped by a local professional. If you are building in such an area, it is most likely you will need to hire a state licensed structural engineer to analyze the design and provide additional drawings and calculations required by your local building department.

In addition to the construction drawings, you may also need a site plan that shows where the house is going to be located on your chosen property, along with any grading and water management / septic system requirements.

If you aren’t sure what may be required, contact your building department and ask for a list of all of the items they require to submit for and obtain a building permit.

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