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The Trenton

Plan 1346

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Upscale Home with Room for the Future

  • 3528 SqFt
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 1 Floor
  • 3 Car Garage

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Main Floor Plan

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Lower Floor Plan

Home Details

Heated Area

  • Main Floor

    2283 SqFt
  • Basement

    1245 SqFt
  • Total Area

    3528 SqFt
  • Bsmnt (Unfin.)

    + 490 SqFt

Amenities

  • Bedrooms

    3
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    1

Dimensions

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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

    4/12

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    3 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    702 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Foundations

  • Slab

A Walk Through The Trenton

Here is a home that allows you to start out small now, but gives you options to expand in the future. When you are first starting out as a homeowner, you’ll likely want to spend plenty of time hosting your friends and family. The dining area is the perfect place to hold a formal dinner. From this area, your guests will have a beautiful view out into the great room, with a fire snapping and crackling in the fireplace and snow falling outside.

More casual affairs can be held in the great room, which gives you plenty of space to seat friends in comfortable armchairs. The massive kitchen means that you can get everyone involved in the cooking, laughing and talking as you all prepare your favorite dishes. Additionally, when the weather is nice, you can invite your guests out to the deck. Make use of the built-in barbecue, or seat everyone in comfortable patio chairs where you can while away the evening in conversation.

As the years go by, your family will surely expand. The Trenton’s upper floor gives you two bedrooms to start, and then you’ll have the option of creating a third bedroom later on. If you don’t need the extra bedroom space, then this room could become any number of things: a studio, home theater, hobby room or even an office. With a doorway that leads out to a second story deck, this room has the potential to become your favorite area in the house.

Also on the upper floor is a fully featured games room, complete with a wet bar and built-in storage options. Gather your friends for an evening of drinks and games, or on family nights, sprawl out with the kids to play board games long into the night.

Don’t forget that this home has a few luxuries that are just for you. The master suite, for instance, gives you a massive walk-in closet with built-in shelving for shoes, jewelry and other accessories. In the master bathroom, you’ll enjoy the convenience of dual sinks and a tiled shower, along with a large spa tub for those lazy evenings when all you want is a nice, relaxing bath.

The master bedroom itself not only gives you a great view out to your perfectly manicured backyard, but it also features a built-in media center. This feature will surely tempt you to call in sick to work so that you can stay home, snuggle under the covers and spend a lazy day watching movies.

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