Plan 1407 - The Springbrook - Traditional Home Plan with Great Room
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3 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
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A Walk Through The Springbrook
Luxurious appointments and a lower-level for hillside lots are the attractions of this stone-and-siding plan. Begin with an elegant front entry that reveals a columned foyer, vaulted great room and formal dining room. Double doors in the great room open to a wrapping porch; a media center and fireplace are additional amenities. The nearby island kitchen has an attached nook that opens out to the porch. The laundry room has space for a built-in ironing center and is accessed from a service hall with a closet and a bench for removing muddy boots. At the far right side of the main level are the master suite and a comfortable den. The lower level contains family bedrooms (there are three), a home office, a games room, a garden room and a home theater. Bedroom 2 has a private bath. The games room mirrors the great room above, with access to a rear porch, a fireplace and media shelves.
Main Floor2363 SqFt
Total Area4422 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)15'-10"
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area835 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch8/12
Traditional homes freely borrow from a number of historic styles and combine them to relay a new expression. Many historic styles are also 'traditional' in nature, and are incorporated into the Mascord Collection. Colonial, Tudor, Craftsman, Cape Cod - in this collection of home plans you'll discover floor plans that reflect modern lifestyles with spacious rooms, flexible spaces and modern conveniences, but mixed with distinct architectural flair, curb appeal and modern aesthetic. Expect elements such as free-flowing kitchens, breakfast nooks, and family room combinations.
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