Plan 21136B - The Waldsport - Raise Your Family in a Beautiful Traditional Home
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2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Waldsport
Once your family is grown and living on their own, your home will still be the one that they want to come back to for the Holidays because of all the fond memories of life in the Waldsport. They'll remember the look of comfort and charm — a traditional cottage, surrounded by snow-covered evergreens. Perhaps they'll think about the Christmas tree that graces the front porch each year, or the wooden reindeer that frolic in your front yard.
You’ll be able to extend holiday cheer to the inside of your home, too. Imagine the joy your children will feel as they race down the stairs on Christmas morning, only to be greeted by the sight of a warm fire, sparkling tree and piles of presents from Santa in the great room. If you want to spoil them even more, make sure to leave some cookies out on the kitchen island so that they can enjoy the season’s treats as they gather around the fireplace amid piles of wrapping paper.
Once the presents are all opened and the cookies are gone, let your kids head outside to play in the snow. You’ll be able to watch from the back patio or through the windows in the dining room as they pelt each other with snowballs or spend the afternoon making snowmen.
When evening comes and your dinner guests start to arrive, seat them in the dining area where they can enjoy not only the sight of your beautifully decorated great room, but also the dusky, snowy landscape behind your home. Because the kitchen, living and dining areas are so open, you’ll be able to keep the conversation going even as you put the finishing touches on your holiday meal.
When the day is complete, the entire family will look forward to the comforts that await in the Waldsport’s upper floor. Both of the children’s bedrooms come with plenty of closet space, which gives them room for the new clothes and toys they received during the holiday. Both rooms also feature large windows, perfect for keeping a lookout for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Once you’ve put everyone to bed, there will be nothing left but to enjoy a restful night in the master suite. Start by taking a warm, soothing bath in the master bathroom — and be sure to use that luxurious bubble bath you found in your stocking! When bedtime rolls around, crawl under the covers and drift off to sleep as you look through the windows at the falling snow.
Upper Floor1066 SqFt
Main Floor785 SqFt
Total Area1851 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)24'-6"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area368 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.
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.
This plan is based upon another design - 21136
- Added 152 SqFt to finished area
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