Plan 1240C - The Goldsboro - Contemporary Home with Beautiful Outdoor Views
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3 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Goldsboro
If you’re an outdoor lover, the Goldsboro might just be your dream home. With its contemporary design, the living and dining area gives you a beautiful view of both the front and back yards. You’ll spend many wonderful hours enjoying the gardens out front and the birds and wildlife visiting the backyard. In fact, with the addition of a few bird feeders in the backyard, this is the perfect home for birdwatchers!
Combine that with the Goldsboro’s outdoor living space, and you’ll find yourself living in paradise. The rear patio features an outdoor fireplace, which means that you’ll need to invest in cozy patio chairs and plenty of warm blankets so that you can enjoy cool autumn evenings outdoors. And in the summer, if you have a pool, then the patio makes for perfect poolside seating. Spend hours enjoying the sunshine and water.
The Goldsboro’s master suite also gives you access to your own private patio. This is where you’ll spend many quiet evenings relaxing for a bit before bedtime. At night, this suite will welcome you with a whirlpool tub to help you unwind, and in the morning, you’ll enjoy the conveniences of a his-and-hers sink along with a large walk-in closet.
Whether you’re a writer, artist, music lover, or there is some other passion that you pursue, you’ll enjoy this home’s office. It’s large enough to accommodate a studio or a beautifully furnished writing nook, and the windows that overlook the backyard will keep you inspired as you work. Plus, an exit to the back patio will give you quick access to the outdoors if you need to sneak outside for a break.
Modern conveniences will give you yet more time to enjoy nature. Just off the garage, a small entry foyer gives you a storage bench for shoes and boots, plus a closet for jackets and outerwear. Adjoining the kitchen, a walk-in pantry serves as a quick and convenient place to unload groceries. In addition, this home has a compact laundry area close to an exterior exit, which means you can drop off muddied laundry or soggy beach towels without dragging the mess through the house. It’s things like these that will help you streamline life so that you can focus on enjoying yourself!
Main Floor2557 SqFt
Total Area2557 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area709 SqFt
Roof MaterialWaterproof Membrane Roofing
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch1/12
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This plan is based upon another design - 1240
- Overall Width increased 10ft.
- Overall Depth decreased 2ft.
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