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Mascord House Plan 1220L: The Louisville

The Louisville

Plan 1220L

  • 2707 SqFt
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 1 Floor
  • 3 Car Garage

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Home Details

Heated Space

  • Main Floor

    2549 SqFt
  • Basement

    158 SqFt
  • Total Area

    2707 SqFt
  • Bsmnt (Unfin.)

    + 375 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    1

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    3 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    846 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Stick
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    3/12

A Walk Through The Louisville

If you’re looking for contemporary house plans that combine beauty and functionality, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the blueprints for the Louisville. With so much curb appeal, this is a home that will welcome you back from work each and every day. The asymmetrical exterior design gives this home a charming, artful appearance that is certain to make it stand out from all the other homes in your neighborhood. Wood and stone siding make this home perfect for wooded lots, enhancing the atmosphere such that you won’t be able to resist spending summer evenings out on the front deck. Here, there are both vaulted and uncovered portions of the deck so that you can enjoy sun or shade as you desire, with a second-story vantage that gives you a beautiful view of the surrounding scenery.

No contemporary design would be complete without enormous windows, which you will find in the Louisville’s great room. Whether you’re working in the kitchen or curled up next to the fire in the great room, you’ll be able to enjoy the same sweeping view of the outdoors as you would from the deck. This space also contains an ample dining room. When holidays roll around, you’ll find the kitchen’s smart design makes it easy for you to feast them, and they’ll be treated to the same gorgeous view of the outdoors that you get to enjoy each day.

This is a home well suited to a big backyard, and as soon as you see the Louisville’s rear porch, which leads into a laundry area, you’ll see why. The kids can be out playing outside all day long, but when it comes time for them to return for dinner, the laundry room doubles as a mud room where they can kick off shoes and clean up rather than tracking dirt through the house. The nice thing about this laundry room is that it’s also situated near to the home’s four bedrooms—and on the same level, too. Laundry day will be easy since you won’t have to navigate stairs with heavy laundry baskets.

On this home’s primary level, there are three bedrooms for the kids, which means you’ll have plenty of room to expand your family—and even space for a home office, if you so desire. Then there is the master suite, which is designed to give you a restful space to unwind after a busy day. Beautiful windows overlook your front yard, and the vaulted ceiling gives the room a sense of space. The master bath and walk-in closet offer a wonderful blend of functionality and luxury to ensure your morning and evening routines are a stress-free and soothing experience each day.

The lower floor gives you lots of options. The two-car garage is large enough for the family’s vehicles, plus all of your favorite outdoor toys, too. Here, there is also a large storage room, which can serve many purposes. Fill it with cabinets and shelving to keep organized, or this space can also serve as a quiet, secluded studio or workshop.


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