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Mascord House Plan 1163: The Westside

The Westside

Plan 1163

  • 1508 SqFt
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Floor
  • 2 Car Garage

Home Details

Heated Space

  • Main Floor

    1508 SqFt
  • Total Area

    1508 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    2
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Floors

    1

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    2 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    584 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Notable Features

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    2/12

A Walk Through The Westside

You can build the Westside as a vacation home now, but you’ll find that you love it so much, you might just move into it once the kids have grown up and moved out on their own. This Contemporary home, with its beautiful roofline and numerous windows, belongs on a pristine beach so that no matter where you are, you can look out at white sand and rolling waves.

From the moment you first approach the Westside’s front courtyard, you’ll fall in love. You’ll want to linger in the privacy of that walled space as you enjoy the simple elegance of the windows and doors leading into the foyer and great room.

Step inside, and you’ll be standing in the combined great room, kitchen and dining area. With all the natural light filtering in through the front and rear windows, this space has a fresh, breezy feel. Settle into a comfortable chair and watch through the rear windows as ocean birds swoop over the waves. That view will make you wish that you could stay on vacation just a week or two longer.

When you want to bask in the sun or watch the stars go by, the back patio is the place to be. With the addition of a fire pit and some tables and chairs, you’ll be ready to invite fellow vacationers over for a Caribbean-themed barbeque. If peace and quiet is what you want, the patio makes a great starting point for a stroll along the beach.

Inside, the vaulted study gives you a place to retreat when you’ve had your fill of wind and waves. Enjoy a few moments of quiet introspection, settle in with a favorite book or let the feelings of tranquility inspire you to do something creative.

For even more creative space, you can use the shop in the garage as your own personal hobby area. In fact, if you move into the Westside permanently, this spot might just inspire you to take up woodworking or another craft.

As the sun sets on yet another dreamy day, you’ll find yourself looking forward to the comforts of the master suite. Rinse away the day’s cares in the master bathroom’s tiled shower, and then you’ll be able to curl up in bed and let the sight and sound of moonlit waves lull you into a deep sleep.


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  • Baths:

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  • Width:

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  • Depth:

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  • Baths:

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  • Stories:

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Plan 1163 with an
In-Ground Basement

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
TRADITIONAL HOME BLDG. & DEV. 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
(find more builders in our Builder Directory)

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