Plan 1168B - The Breve - Craftsman Ranch with Three Car Garage
3 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Breve
For so many people, a small ranch home in the suburbs is the dream. The Breve is designed to make that dream a reality. This home gives you a rich blend of luxuries plus plenty of functional spaces to help simplify your life. When you get home from work, you’ll step through the foyer and into the home’s living space. This is where the biggest part of your family’s lives will take place. It starts with the kitchen, which features an L-shaped design that maximizes counter space so that you’ll have all the room you need for weeknight dinners or for larger projects, like bake sale cookies.
From the kitchen, you’ll have a wonderful view into the dining and living areas—and a view out into the backyard, too, through doors and picture windows. The fireplace in the living room will add to the warmth of your home in the winter, plus a media center, built ins, and a bookshelf give you plenty of places for storage and to display your treasures.
Through the dining room’s glass doors, you’ll have access to the Breve’s outdoor living space. This is a covered patio with a vaulted ceiling that lets you enjoy shade all summer long while giving you the sense of space you’d expect from an outdoor space. This home’s craftsman styling really stands out here. Wood beams lend a natural, woodsy effect that will keep you in tune with your surroundings.
The shared living spaces aren’t the only thing to love about this home. The lower floor gives each of your children a bedroom to call their own plus a bathroom. The laundry room is situated between these two bedrooms. This placement streamlines your laundry days, and it also means that the kids have no excuses to leave dirty laundry on their bedroom floors!
The master suite is designed purely for your own enjoyment. Windows overlooking the backyard let the moonlight in at night, and the vaulted ceiling means that you’ll enjoy airy spaciousness as you go to sleep. There is a master bath here, complete with his-and-hers sinks to keep you and your partner organized on busy mornings. The walk-in closet off the master bath is a nice touch. After your shower, you’re just steps away from choosing the day’s outfit and accessories.
The Breve’s upper floor opens up a wealth of interesting possibilities. Secluded from the rest of the home, the bonus room makes an ideal office or studio, somewhere that you’ll enjoy plenty of peace and quiet. However, there is a full bathroom up here, too, which means that it serves well as extra bedroom space. This can be your eldest child’s room or a place for guests to stay.
Upper Floor518 SqFt
Main Floor1980 SqFt
Total Area2498 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)20'-11"
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area789 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch8/12
This home is typical of the cottage style. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. However there are cottage-style dwellings in cities, and in places such as Canada the term exists with no connotations of size at all (cf. vicarage or hermitage). In the United Kingdom the term cottage also tends to denote rural dwellings of traditional build, although it can also be applied to dwellings of modern construction which are designed to resemble traditional ones ("mock cottages").
The Mascord collection of craftsman house plans highlight features that were first introduced with the Arts and Crafts movement, which thrived from 1876-1915, and continues to be celebrated today. These homes have great curb appeal, lots of detail and the amenities you need for modern living. Check out the collection for more great home designs.
Our Ranch style house plan collection comprises single level homes with elongated elevations that suit placement on acreage or suburban lots, and the easy living open floorplans are ideal for families with both young and aging family members. The homes you'll see in this collection typically have a rectangular or L-shaped footprint, and low-pitched roof. They are ideal for placement of photovoltaics! Take a look and tell us what you think.
This plan is based upon another design - 1168ES-Quail 8 - Breve
- Added 672 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Depth increased 4ft.
- Added a bedroom.
- Added a bathroom.
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