Plan 21143 - The Gabriel - An Efficiently Designed Country Cottage
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1 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Gabriel
Have you ever wondered what life in the rural countryside is like? The Gabriel gives you the chance to find out. You’ll spend so many breezy summer evenings sitting out on the front porch, enjoying the scents of the flowers you’ve planted around your home. Install a cozy porch swing or place a pair of rocking chairs on that porch so that you and your loved one can spend those evenings together.
When the snow starts to fall, you’ll spend quiet evenings in the living and dining room. Two picture windows let you look out on the rolling countryside while the corner fireplace takes the chill out of the atmosphere. Settle down on the sofa, wrap up in a warm blanket, and spend the evening watching TV or reading a good book as you enjoy your surroundings.
If you like to grow vegetables or cook outdoors, you’ll fall in love with the Gabriel’s kitchen. The wraparound design and central island gives you more than enough space to prepare and preserve the things that you’ve harvested. With the built-in pantry, you’ll have plenty of room to store all of your homemade foods. The door leading to the back porch gives you easy access to the grill or to your garden — no more tracking up the house as you barbeque your favorite foods or haul the fruits of your labor in from the garden.
On the upper floor, even more conveniences await. The full bathroom plus the master bathroom gives you and your children the space you need to get ready for work and school. You’ll also find a central laundry room that is sure to make laundry day much easier. With the home’s bedrooms and bathrooms close at hand, collecting dirty laundry and putting away clean clothing has never been easier!
After a long, hard day of work, you’ll appreciate the comforts that the master suite has to offer. Refresh yourself in the master bath’s tiled shower and then head to the walk-in closet, where all of your clothes — from formal wear to fluffy pajamas — are neatly organized. When you’re ready for bed, you can drift off to sleep as you watch the moon rise over the gentle hills surrounding your home. In the morning, you’ll awaken to sunshine streaming through the bedroom windows — the perfect way to start your day.
Upper Floor816 SqFt
Main Floor884 SqFt
Total Area1700 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)23'-10"
Garage Bays1 Car Garage
Garage Area378 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch8/12
Country house plans are similar to farmhouse style plans. They are usually two story with a covered front or wrap around porch. Quite colonial, the footprint is often boxy or rectangular shaped. Many country house designs feature a centred entryway with stacked single hung windows.
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