Plan 21117A - The Nalley - Great Coastal Home or Suited for Urban Lot
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A Walk Through The Nalley
This lovely traditional design would be perfect as a coastal home. It would also fit on a narrow city lot, or just about anywhere. You'll appreciate the porches with stately columns. Cedar shingle siding is a nice touch on the upper part of the home's exterior. Inside, a pellet stove warms the combination dining/living room. This area is large enough to have friends over for an evening of good conversation. The efficient kitchen offers a handy serving bar for beverages and hors d'oeuvres. The family chef can multi-task quite easily, with a laundry closet just steps away. A pocket door introduces a convenient powder room, allowing guests to freshen up before dinner. Two vaulted bedrooms lie on the upper floor, along with two private baths.
This plan was derived from a design by Rick Thompson, Architect - plan 1011A. To see that and similar plans go to www.thompsonplans.com.
Upper Floor504 SqFt
Main Floor572 SqFt
Total Area1076 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)22'-4"
Garage BaysNo Garage
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch12/12
Our Cape Cod collection typically houses plans with steeped pitch gable roofs with dormers, and usually two stories with bedrooms upstairs.
The first Cape Cod–style houses fall into three categories: the half, three-quarter, and full Cape. The half Cape typically bears a door to one side of the house and two windows on one side of the door; the three-quarter Cape has a door with two windows on one side and a single window on the other, while the full Cape consists of a front door in the center of the home, flanked on each side by two windows. Otherwise, the three categories of early Cape Cod houses were nearly identical in layout. Inside the front door, a central staircase led to the small upper level, which consisted of two children’s bedrooms. The lower floor consisted of a hall for daily living (including cooking, dining, and gathering) and the parlor, or master bedroom.
This is a colonial style home. Our Colonial home designs typically have an accentuated front door (usually centered), perhaps with a decorative crown and supported by pillasters or extended forward and supported by slender columns to form an entry porch. Doors commonly have overhead fan lights or sidelights. The facade normally shows symmetrically balanced windows. The foot print of the home is typically a simple, rectangular shape.
Plans in our Traditional Neighborhood Design collection emphasize people-friendly features and development of community. If that sounds like you, you should definitely check out these designs and make sure you're building in a development that suits your lifestyle. The houses are traditional in style, and many contain front porches and garages located at the rear of the home so they are perfect for you.
This plan is based upon another design - 21117-Without Porch
- Overall Width increased 8ft.
- Overall Depth increased 8ft.
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