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The Blythewood

Plan 22156G

  • 3121 SqFt
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1 Floor
  • 2 Car Garage

Main Floor Plan

Image for Blythewood-A Craftsman Home Designed for Outdoor Fun-Main Floor Plan

Lower Floor Plan

Image for Blythewood-A Craftsman Home Designed for Outdoor Fun-Lower Floor Plan


Great Room

Image for Blythewood-A Craftsman Home Designed for Outdoor Fun-Great Room

Great Room Panoramic Image

Home Details

Heated Area

  • Main Floor

    1990 SqFt
  • Basement

    1131 SqFt
  • Total Area

    3121 SqFt
  • Bsmnt (Unfin.)

    + 404 SqFt

Amenities

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    3
  • Floors

    1

Dimensions

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Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    8/12

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    2 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    737 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Angled

Foundation

  • Slab

A Walk Through The Blythewood

The Blythewood is a home that will have you enjoying the outdoors just as much as the inside. This home’s decks are the perfect spot for any number of activities. Both upper decks are covered, which means you can enjoy the scenic view of your backyard rain or shine. Off the dining room, the larger of the two decks is ideal for hosting smaller outdoor dinner parties or for spending an evening stargazing with the family. The smaller deck just off the master bedroom is where you’ll find yourself whiling away lazy summer afternoons curled up in a lounge chair with a favorite book.

The lower floor is designed around the needs of your children. A recreational room gives the kids a place to play when the weather is less than perfect, and this space opens onto a covered patio, which means they’ll have easy access to the sandbox and play area you’ve created for them in the backyard. The two-level design also helps keep the kids’ mess confined. Toys and games can stay in the rec room—not the great room—and when your children have had enough outdoor fun, they can kick off their muddy shoes on the patio or just inside the rec room’s doors rather than tracking it through the rest of the home.

Additionally, the lower floor features a large storage room accessible from both the interior and exterior of the home. This is a good place to keep equipment like mowers and also pool toys, yard games, and all the rest of the outdoor gear that your family loves.

When you and your family aren’t enjoying the Blythewood’s outdoor spaces, you’ll be spending time together in this home’s large open living space. Weeknights will see the kids doing their homework around the dining room table while you’re in the kitchen, making supper and making sure they’re getting their assignments done. The dining area features a bar where you can keep drinks and snacks for the kids so that they’re not underfoot while you’re preparing dinner. And on chilly winter evenings, you won’t be able to resist getting out the blankets and hot chocolate so that the whole family can curl up by the fireplace for a cozy family movie night!

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