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Mascord House Plan 1259: The Bernadino

The Bernadino

Plan 1259

  • 2495 SqFt
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 1 Floor
  • 3 Car Garage

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Home Details

Heated Space

  • Main Floor

    2495 SqFt
  • Total Area

    2495 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

  • Full Baths

  • Half Baths

  • Floors


Exterior Dimensions


  • Garage Bays

    3 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    770 SqFt
  • Garage Location

  • Garage Orientation



  • Roof Framing

  • Roof Material

    Metal/Standing Seam Roof
  • Snowload

    30 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch


A Walk Through The Bernadino

For the best one story homes, you can’t miss the Bernadino. This home’s single-level layout gives you all the luxuries you could dream of wrapped in a beautiful modern farmhouse package. The front porch, with its stately pillars, will welcome guests to your home. It’s also the perfect place to hang lots of colorful baskets of flowers in the summer. With a couple of comfortable chairs, this is a front porch where you can enjoy afternoon coffee with the neighbors.

This home’s rear porch gives you similar styling, only with more privacy. It’s the perfect place to line up lounge chairs for relaxing evenings staring out over the starlit fields behind your home. And, there is plenty of room here for a grill and everything else you need to put together summertime extravaganzas!

Inside, the Bernadino will keep you cozy over the winter. These single level floor plans allow for a spacious open floor plan that places the kitchen, living and dining area all in one spot. You won’t be able to resist starting a fire in the fireplace once the snow starts to fall, and with wide doors overlooking the rear porch, you’ll spend many warm hours wrapped up in a cozy blanket, sipping hot chocolate as you look out over the wintertime landscape.

The kitchen gives you a design that is fit for a chef. With a large island and plenty of counters, you’ll be able to pile up pots and pans as you work—and there will still be plenty of room left over so that you can let cookies, cakes or pies cool.

Modern home blueprints should all have a certain few features in common. For instance, the home office is a necessity these days, particularly if you work from home or if your career offers work-from-home days. Instead of commuting, you’ll find yourself in the quiet solitude of the Bernadino’s office, getting work done without disturbances.

Among other practicalities, this home features a mudroom between the garage and the rest of the home. Here, you can keep the mess from dirty shoes confined, and there is room to hang jackets and outerwear, too. Just across from the mudroom, a convenient laundry room is ready and waiting for dirty laundry, and it’s close to the two kid’s bedrooms, which means putting away clean clothes will be easy.

At the opposite end of the home, the master suite awaits. Because it is situated away from the kids’ rooms, you’ll enjoy peaceful sleep, especially on the weekends when the kids are busy being noisy with sleepovers. In the morning, the master bath, complete with a tiled shower, spa tub and his-and-hers sinks, will help you start the day right.


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