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Mascord House Plan 21135: The Caldersyke
The Caldersyke

Plan 21135

Mascord House Plan 21135: The Caldersyke

Rear Rendering

Plan 21135 - The Caldersyke - Live Like Modern Royalty in this Contemporary Home

Main Floor Plan

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Upper Floor Plan

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A Walk Through The Caldersyke

At first glance, the Caldersyke is all modern, but natural wood siding softens the look just enough to make this home blend with woodsy surroundings. Find yourself an out-of-the way woodland meadow, perhaps situated atop a small ravine so that you can spend your days looking down at treetops, rocks and a trickling forest stream.

The beautiful setting will make you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. The Caldersyke’s patio gives you two great ways to enjoy the fresh air — a covered portion that keeps you out of harsh sunlight or rain, and an uncovered section for when you feel the need to soak up the sun’s rays.

From here, you’re just a few steps away from the home’s kitchen, living and dining area. Life in the Caldersyke revolves around this wide open room. Windows along the sides and back of the room will fill the space with natural beauty. As the leaves start to show their fall colors, you’ll find yourself sitting in front of the fireplace with a mug of mulled cider or standing in one of the many windows, daydreaming about cascades of vibrant fall foliage.

This theme of natural beauty continues in the home office. Though you might spend all day working in this room, the view through the windows will ensure that you never feel like you’re cooped up indoors. And, when the lure of the wilderness becomes too strong, you can always sneak out through the sliding doors to go for a leisurely stroll in the forest.

The Caldersyke’s upper floor is devoted entirely to the master suite, a space that will make you like the king (or queen!) of the castle. At the top of the steps, you’ll find a window seat where you’ll spend many lazy afternoons curled up with a good book. One side of the hall that leads to the bathroom is devoted to closet space, which keeps your clothes and outdoor apparel neatly organized.

Finally, there is the master bedroom itself, a large room with high ceilings that is open enough to give the space an airy feeling, but private enough to give you a deep sense of tranquility. This room is so enjoyable that on the weekends, you’ll find yourself lingering in bed just so that you can enjoy the forested view through the picture window.

Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    363 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    1280 SqFt
  • Total Area

    1643 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

  • Full Baths

  • Floors


Exterior Dimensions


  • Garage Bays

    2 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    444 SqFt
  • Garage Location

  • Garage Orientation



  • Roof Framing

  • Roof Material

    Metal/Standing Seam Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch



Our Contemporary House Plans collection presents modern homes designed around light and space: open, airy and with an abundance of windows in various modern styles, these homes are generously appointed to bring ample light indoors. Unique rooflines and asymmetrical designs create rooms that feel as grand as they are innovative. With a focus on maximizing square footage and minimizing costs, these pioneering modern homes are as reasonable to build as they are pleasant to live in, which we're sure you'll love.

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