Plan 21152 - The Walterboro - A Family Friendly Home for Life in the Suburbs
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1 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Walterboro
The Walterboro is a cozy, quaint little home that is ideally suited to narrow lots in the suburbs. This is a home that will welcome you and the family each and every day. When the kids get home from school, they’ll come through the front door and down the hall where an inviting living space encourages the family to spend time together.
The kitchen opens onto both the dining area and living area so that you can keep an eye on the kids while you’re cooking and they’re doing homework or watching TV. Though this home features a narrow design, the kitchen gives you no lack of space. With counters on three walls, plus an attached island, you’ll have all the room you need to treat your family to delicious home-cooked meals every night of the week.
As summer rolls around, you’ll have summer vacation, barbecues, and all kinds of other fun outdoor activities to look forward to. You’ll find that in the Walterboro’s living room, sliding glass doors not only give you a beautiful view of your picturesque backyard, but they also allow for easy access to the patio, where the kids will doubtless spend many summer afternoons at play.
The Walterboro’s upper floor is both practical and family friendly. If your family fights over bathroom space in the morning, (And let’s face it, what family doesn’t!), you’ll love the fact that this floor has not one, but two bathrooms to complement the three bedrooms. A shower, tub, linen closet, plus plenty of closet space in each of the three bedrooms will help organize and streamline your family’s morning routine. The laundry room is on this floor, too, and that helps make your busy weekdays a little less hectic since you won’t need to spend hours lugging heavy laundry baskets up and down the steps.
Bedrooms in this home plan are designed to keep your family snug and comfortable. Each night, you’ll find yourself enjoying the sense of spaciousness in the master bedroom, which features a beautifully vaulted ceiling. Meanwhile, the kids will enjoy hosting sleepovers in the two spacious bedrooms designed just for them. The second bedroom also features a built-in desk, perfect for the teenager who needs to get homework done or spend quiet hours studying before bedtime.
Upper Floor847 SqFt
Main Floor628 SqFt
Total Area1475 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)22'-8"
Garage Bays1 Car Garage
Garage Area257 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch8/12
Additional Code ComplianceCity of Portland
This home is typical of the cottage style. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. However there are cottage-style dwellings in cities, and in places such as Canada the term exists with no connotations of size at all (cf. vicarage or hermitage). In the United Kingdom the term cottage also tends to denote rural dwellings of traditional build, although it can also be applied to dwellings of modern construction which are designed to resemble traditional ones ("mock cottages").
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.
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