Plan 1406 - The Holdsworth - Hillside Craftsman Plan with Vaulted Great Room
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3 Car Garage
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A Walk Through The Holdsworth
This plan is designed for down sloping lots. Taking a twist on Craftsman detailing, this hillside home is perfect for lots that slope to the back. Stone accents on the facade complement cedar shingle siding; a double door entry features a transom window above. The main level contains open gracious living spaces surrounding a central gallery. A formal dining room is to the left of the gallery and features access to the kitchen through a butler's pantry with a wine rack. A more private den is to the right of the gallery. Built-in shelves and cabinetry make the den very practical. A vaulted great room is at the heart of the home. Its focal points are a fireplace flanked by built-ins and a box window with transoms. An island kitchen and dining nook are nearby, with access to a covered porch and an open deck. A walk-in pantry and a planning desk add convenience to the kitchen. A gallant master suite resides on the main level, as well. Its bath is opulent with a curved walk-in shower, a spa tub and a huge walk-in closet. The laundry room is close by and contains space for the washer and dryer, plus a soaking sink and built-in ironing board. The lower level holds two family bedrooms, sharing a full bath, a games room, with fireplace and patio access, and a media room with built-in equipment shelves.
Main Floor2546 SqFt
Total Area4435 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)17'-6"
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area755 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch10/12
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.
Our Lodge house plans are inspired by the rustic homes from the Old West. Whether you’re looking for a modest cabin or an elaborate timber-frame lodge, these homes will make you feel you’re away from it all (even if you live in the suburbs). The homes rely on natural materials for their beauty. Among the materials used are heavy timbers, wood siding, stone, gable end braces, and cedar shakes. While different in theme, each design promotes a rustic feel that will effortlessly blend with verdant landscapes and mountain vernacular. The floor plans promote outdoor views, making them ideal for sites with mountain vistas, cityscape scenes, and lakeside access.
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