Plan 21151A - The Cary - Modern Farmhouse Style with Contemporary Elements
- 2104 (+268 Bonus)
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2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Cary
If you enjoy the styling of a modern farmhouse, the Cary is a home that you’ll love. Our home designers pulled out all the stops to recreate that old-fashioned look along with plenty of contemporary elements. Life in this home starts with the vaulted living and dining area. Here, you and your family will enjoy holidays, snug weekends and relaxing weeknights. A fireplace in this space gives the room comfortable cheer over the winter, and doors leading out to the rear porch give you fast access to the outdoor living space of your dreams.
The rear porch is covered, which makes it a great place to spend shaded summer afternoons. It also opens up all kinds of possibilities for your backyard’s design! You could place a pool to the rear of the home, landscape with trees so that you can enjoy a scenic view, or even create a large entertaining space to keep friends and family comfortable during summertime barbecues.
Another great thing about this home is that it features a split bedroom plan. To the one side of the Cary, a spacious master suite awaits. The large walk-in closet keeps clothes and accessories organized, and the master bath will streamline your busy morning routine. Since it is on the opposite side of the home from the kids’ room, you’ll enjoy privacy and quietude throughout the night.
Meanwhile, the kids can make all the noise they like in their own bedrooms! On weekend nights, they can stay up late to play video games, and there is plenty of room to host sleepovers without disturbing the adults.
The Cary has a practical side, too. With a large combination mudroom and laundry room, you’ll have a place to keep day-to-day mess confined while handling the larger cleanup jobs. These are single level house plans, too, which means you’ll have an easier time carrying loads of laundry throughout the house since there are no staircases to navigate. In the kitchen, a large pantry gives you space to organize dry goods and keep your cleaning supplies. The kitchen itself features tons of counter space plus a large island, which makes it not only ideal for putting together larger feasts, but there is plenty of room to get the kids involved, too. Gather them around on the weekend, and you’ll have hours of fun baking cookies and teaching them how to cook!
Main Floor2104 SqFt
Bonus+ 268 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)20'-8"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area584 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch10/12
This home features in our Farmhouse plans collection. Farmhouse is a general term for the main house of a farm. It is a type of building or house which serves a residential purpose in a rural or agricultural setting. Most often, the surrounding environment will be a farm. Many farm houses are shaped like a T. The perpendicular section is referred to as the ell. Architectural styles vary, but very often they are of Cape Cod design. In general styles vary from region to region, but more often the style is simplistic so to serve the needs (and the budget) of the owners.
Modern farmhouse style homes are a type of architectural design that combines traditional farmhouse elements with modern design elements. These homes often have a warm and cozy feel, and are designed to be functional and welcoming.
Our Ranch style house plan collection comprises single level homes with elongated elevations that suit placement on acreage or suburban lots, and the easy living open floorplans are ideal for families with both young and aging family members. The homes you'll see in this collection typically have a rectangular or L-shaped footprint, and low-pitched roof. They are ideal for placement of photovoltaics! Take a look and tell us what you think.
This plan is based upon another design - 21151
- Added 18 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Width decreased 1ft.
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