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Mascord House Plan 21138: The Bracken Bank

The Bracken Bank

Plan 21138

  • 1920 SqFt
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 2 Floors
  • 2 Car Garage

Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    1017 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    903 SqFt
  • Total Area

    1920 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    3
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    2

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    2 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    399 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Rear
  • Garage Orientation

    Rear

Notable Features

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    27 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    10/12

A Walk Through The Bracken Bank

The Bracken Bank home embodies a rising trend in neighborhood development - the concept of traditional neighborhood design. This type of design allows for more space in a neighborhood and therefore encourages people to walk around more and connect with their neighbors. How does the Bracken Bank home achieve this? Well, these craftsman house plans build off of elements of narrow lot house plans to create a home that reflects modern lifestyles while upholding classic and traditional architectural styles all in a compact space. This two-story home includes three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half-bathroom, a garage in back, and other amenities that are great for any family.

A lovely front porch greets you as you walk up the front steps and enter this house. You then walk directly into the expansive great room, which can serve as a wonderful living room or family room. There is a study room that connects to the great room which also has its own back porch space for hosting outdoor gatherings, or just a place to enjoy your backyard. To the left of the entrance, the great room opens up into the kitchen and dining space. This area comes equipped with a kitchen island, wrap- around counters, and its very own bathroom. The garage is also connected to this space and has room for two cars with extra storage room.

Continuing on upstairs, you will find two bedrooms, each with their own closets, on the left. To the right of the staircase is the communal bathroom. The laundry room, with both a washer and dryer, is also located on this level. Last, but certainly not least, is the vaulted master bedroom. This room has its very own walk-in closet and private bathroom with a his-and-hers sink counter.


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Builders known to be experienced constructing this home include:

T.H.E. Remodel Group Tualatin, OR 5038691290
AMERICAN COLONIAL HOMES, LLC MOUNT LAUREL, NJ 8664226198
SIERRA LOG & TIMBER CHICO, CA 5308990680
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US Log and Timber Dallas, TX 7703632715
Green Construction Holmes Builders Chicago, IL 7738957818
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Chilton Custom Homes Woodland, WA 3609980462
KELLI & LANG REMAX GATEWAY ANACORTES, WA 3602938654
(find more builders in our Builder Directory)

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