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Mascord House Plan 1160A: The Galway

The Galway

Plan 1160A

  • 1268 SqFt
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Floor
  • 2 Car Garage

Home Details

Heated Space

  • Main Floor

    1268 SqFt
  • Total Area

    1268 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    2
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Floors

    1

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    2 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    480 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Stick
  • Roof Material

    Waterproof Membrane Roofing
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    1/12

A Walk Through The Galway

The Galway is unique among house plans because it’s designed to grow in stages right alongside your own growing family. This home is the step up from Plan 1160 (the Dublin) and it can be upgraded with both Plans 1161 and 1162 (the Keighley and the Portland, respectively). For those who don’t plan to expand, the Galway makes an ideal starter or micro home. And, if you’re looking for a cozy little vacation hideaway, the Galway is perfect for both sandy shores and wooded retreats.

Despite its compact size, the Galway makes a big impact. This home’s bold Contemporary design allows you to explore the more artistic side of life. The L shape created where the garage meets the rest of the home gives you ample space to create a welcoming landscape feature. Plant a large shade tree, tend to a bed of your favorite flowers or enjoy the simple delights of a verdant front lawn.

Indoors, you’ll find that the Galway inspires a sense of creativity and serenity. The entire rear of the home is open to the outdoors through a wall of sliding glass doors. In the living and dining area, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite pursuits as you gaze out upon a lush, forested landscape. Curl up with a good book or kick back in your favorite chair and let your natural surroundings lull you into a relaxed, peaceful state.

The theme continues in the second bedroom. This room makes a wonderful guest room, but it can also double as a home office or an artist’s studio. You’ll find the wide-open view as inspiring as it is relaxing. When you’re ready to refresh your mind and rejuvenate your body, slip out through the doors to the patio and enjoy a stroll through the woods.

Organization is the secret to a stress-free life, and in the Galway, you’ll find a plethora of tools that will help you declutter your home and streamline your daily routine. In the kitchen – only a few steps away from the garage and your grocery-laden car – you’ll find a spacious pantry. The hallway leading to the master bedroom features both a hide-away washer and dryer and a linen closet. Within the master suite itself, you’ll find a large walk-in closet complete with shelving.

In the Galway’s master bedroom, you’ll finally understand what a good night’s sleep truly feels like. Leave the screen door open and let the cool evening breeze waft in as you drift off. On rainy nights, the soft pitter-patter of falling water will soothe you into a deep, restful slumber. Come morning, you’ll awaken to a bright, fresh world, eager to start your day.


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Builders known to be experienced constructing this home include:

T.H.E. Remodel Group Tualatin, OR 5038691290
AMERICAN COLONIAL HOMES, LLC MOUNT LAUREL, NJ 8664226198
SIERRA LOG & TIMBER CHICO, CA 5308990680
R M HOMES DUANESBURG, NY 5183653719
US Log and Timber Dallas, TX 7703632715
Green Construction Holmes Builders Chicago, IL 7738957818
J.T. Roth Construction Portland, OR 5036392639
Chilton Custom Homes Woodland, WA 3609980462
KELLI & LANG REMAX GATEWAY ANACORTES, WA 3602938654
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Sasha and Company Vancouver, WA 5033510773
Kenan Construction , 9106040043
(find more builders in our Builder Directory)

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