Plan 1231F - The Saratoga - Craftsman Floor Plan with Open Living Spaces
3 Car Tandem Garage
Main Floor Plan
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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.
Main Floor2000 SqFt
Total Area2000 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)15'-6"
Garage Bays3 Car Tandem Garage
Garage Area644 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch6/12
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.
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This plan is based upon another design - 1231
- Removed 1 SqFt from finished area
- Overall Width decreased 5ft.
- Overall Depth increased 8ft.
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