Plan 1240B - The Mapleview - Contemporary Plans Ideal for Empty Nesters!
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2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Mapleview
The Mapleview is a contemporary home that gives you the ultimate in modern living! The l-shaped floor plans divide the home into three wings: bedrooms to one side, the office, mudroom and laundry area to the other, and in between, a large living space around which life revolves. The living and dining area features plenty of windows so that as you’re making breakfast in the morning, you can look out over your beautiful backyard. The kitchen’s spacious island gives you a place to enjoy your pancakes or whatever other treats you’ve created, and once breakfast is finished, this home’s beautifully designed outdoor living space will lure you outside.
The outdoor living space gives you lots of features to enjoy. While away the rest of the morning reading a good book beneath the shady roof. Out on the larger portion of the patio, there is plenty of room to create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams or to design an entertaining space that your friends will love to visit. The master suite also has its own private patio, which means you’ll have a place to enjoy morning sunshine when you wake up and the cool evening breeze before you go to bed.
While the Mapleview makes a great family home, it is also ideal as empty nester home plans. Because this is a single-level home, it will be easy to navigate as you go about your day. There is a spacious master suite where you and your partner will enjoy many restful hours. Closet space keeps your organized, and in the master bath, the spa tub will help you unwind and soothe aches and pains after a long day. For convenience, there is also a walk-in shower and his-and-hers sinks.
The Mapleview has two additional bedrooms, too. That’s what makes this home one to grow in. Those bedrooms can serve as kids’ rooms while your family is still young. Between them, there is a shared bath so that they’ve got a convenient place to get ready before school. Eventually, there will come a day when your kids move off to college, and then start families of their own. Once that happens, these two bedrooms will still be there, which means they’ll always have a place packed with memories to return to whenever they want!
Main Floor2639 SqFt
Total Area2639 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)16'-3"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area584 SqFt
Roof MaterialMetal/Standing Seam Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch4/12
Our Contemporary House Plans collection presents modern homes designed around light and space: open, airy and with an abundance of windows in various modern styles, these homes are generously appointed to bring ample light indoors. Unique rooflines and asymmetrical designs create rooms that feel as grand as they are innovative. With a focus on maximizing square footage and minimizing costs, these pioneering modern homes are as reasonable to build as they are pleasant to live in, which we're sure you'll love.
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Our Prairie style houseplans feature a low pitched roof, usually hipped, with a wide overhang, and have boxed shapes with a horizontal emphasis. They typically feature clean lines with massive square porch supports, and casement windows in rows. Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the American home when he began to design "Prairie" style houses characterized by low, horizontal lines that were meant to blend with the flat landscape around them. Our collection of Prairie Style homes exemplifies the style-- mixing timeless architectural elements with modern convenience, resulting in a wonderful home built to withstand the ever-changing 'vogue' of modern styles.
This plan is based upon another design - 1240
- Added 82 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Depth increased 6ft.
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