Plan 1201 - The Alden - Traditional Daylight Basement Plan
2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Lower Floor Plan
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A Walk Through The Alden
Straightforward lines and elegant touches - such as the multi-pane windows, trio of gables, and the copper roof above the bay window - make this home a welcome addition to any neighborhood. On a walk-out lot, the daylight basement adds another level of living space, so this house can efficiently service a large and active family. All rooms on the main level radiate from the great room, which lives up to its name. The tray ceiling rises to more than 10 feet. A focal-point fireplace is flanked by windows overlooking the rear deck. Access to the deck is through French doors in the kitchen, which includes a pantry and an island with a cooktop and sit-down snack counter. At the front of the house, the impressive dining room features a tall tray ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows. The spacious first-floor master suite is linked to the outdoors with a bay window and door to the deck. The well-appointed master bath is furnished with a whirlpool tub in a windowed alcove plus a shower. With easy access from the foyer, the front bedroom also could function as a den or home office. It's served by an adjacent bath. Two more bedrooms and a bath are lodged downstairs. This level also houses a large game room with a built-in wet bar and doors to the back yard.
Main Floor1644 SqFt
Total Area2656 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)15'-11"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area433 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch10/12
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.
This plan is based upon another design - 1201
- Removed 144 SqFt from finished area
- Overall Width decreased 21ft.
- Overall Depth decreased 30ft.
- Added a bedroom.
- Added a bathroom.
- Removed a powder room.
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