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The Saratoga

Plan 1231F

  • 2000 SqFt
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Floor
  • 3 Car Tandem Garage

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Main Floor Plan


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Home Details

Heated Area

  • Main Floor

    2000 SqFt
  • Total Area

    2000 SqFt

Amenities

  • Bedrooms

    3
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Floors

    1

Dimensions

Additional Amenities

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Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    6/12

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    3 Car Tandem Garage
  • Garage Area

    644 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Foundations

  • Joisted Crawlspace (default)
  • Post & Beam @ 32" O/C (optional)
  • Post & Beam @ 48" O/C (optional)
  • Slab (paid upgrade)

A Walk Through The Saratoga

With a just-right size and perfect proportions, this home offers both practicality and personality. The traditional exterior features a mix of materials from cedar shingles to lap siding, with stone accents. The floor plan is flexible and offers both open living spaces and private areas. The covered entry gains access to a foyer leading to an office (or bedroom, if you prefer) on the right and the great room and dining room at the back. Choose built-ins or a closet in the office, depending on how you choose to use it. The great room is vaulted and has a gas fireplace for extra coziness. The kitchen has an island with a dining counter and is open to the dining area, which has sliding doors to a porch and patio beyond. A walk-in pantry is located nearby for convenience. Three bedrooms align the left side of the plan - two family bedrooms and a master suite. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a full hall bath; the vaulted master bedroom has a private bath with spa tub and separate shower. Reach the garage via the laundry room - there is space there for as many as three vehicles.

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Foyer Great Room Kitchen Kitchen Dining Room Master Bedroom Master Bathroom Bathroom Bathroom Office Bedroom Bedroom Bathroom Laundry Room Rear Exterior Rear Exterior Garage

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Builders known to be experienced constructing this home include:

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