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Mascord House Plan 21131: The Reading

The Reading

Plan 21131

  • 1660 SqFt
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 2 Floors
  • 284 SqFt
    1 Car Garage

Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    756 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    904 SqFt
  • Total Area

    1660 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    3
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    2

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    1 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    284 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Notable Features

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    10/12

A Walk Through The Reading

The Reading takes the traditional Craftsman and Cottage themes that you love, and updates them with a modern twist. This home’s boxy design gives it a sophisticated feeling that lends itself well to urban, industrial and modern styles. Once you and your family have settled into the Reading, this home will become your quiet escape from a busy metropolitan lifestyle.

When you come home from work after a long, hectic day, the first thing you’ll want to do is relax in the living and dining area. Windows and sliding doors along the rear and side walls give you an excellent view of the sparkling city lights in the valley below your home. Build on the restful feeling by starting a warm, soothing fire in the fireplace or turn on the TV to listen to news, or your favorite programs as you gaze out at the city’s skyline.

After you’ve taken some time to unwind, gather the family together in the kitchen. Your kids can sit at the island and work on their homework while you pack lunches for the next day or prepare a hearty dinner.

If you’re a telecommuter, you’ll love the Reading’s office. Look out on the cityscape through the two large windows at the front of the office. If you'd like to break up the metropolitan theme with natural elements, the shelf underneath those windows is the perfect spot for potted plants. A bank of built-in cabinetry keeps your files, office supplies and other necessities organized, which frees up the rest of the room so that you can create a workspace that helps you stay productive.

Hobbyists will love the Reading’s garage. It’s labeled as a one-car garage, but the long design gives you plenty of floor space for any number of activities. Use this area to work on a project car, or fill it with the tools you need to complete your favorite crafts.

No matter what you’ve spent the day doing — working hard, tinkering with a hobby, or simply relaxing — you’ll enjoy all the comforts that the master suite has to offer. Wash away the day’s cares in the tiled shower, and then head to the walk-in closet for your favorite comfy, fluffy pajamas. As you drift off to sleep, the moonlit windows and vaulted ceiling will give you the sense of spaciousness that you need to relax.

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