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Mascord House Plan 22178: The Lorimer

The Lorimer

Plan 22178

  • 2124 SqFt
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 2 Floors
  • 2 Car Garage

Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    891 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    1233 SqFt
  • Total Area

    2124 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    2

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    2 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    464 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Stick
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    1/12

A Walk Through The Lorimer

The Lorimer is a beautiful, airy home that will make you look forward blissfully sunny summer vacations. Wake up and start with a light breakfast in the dining area, which gives you a windowed overlook on the rolling hills around you. Then, spend the rest of the morning basking in the sun on the built-in sofa in the living area. If that isn’t quite enough sunshine for you, the sliding doors in both the living and dining areas let you head outside to the patio, where you’ll enjoy a fresh breeze rustling through the treetops.

This home is designed to make your lifestyle easier, and nowhere is that more evident than in the kitchen. This space is designed for efficiency, with counters surrounding the sink, stove and refrigerator. With everything in within reach — and a wonderful view to the outside — this home takes the drudgery out of preparing breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Through a doorway in the kitchen is a large pantry space and the washer and dryer — both easy to access so that you can streamline the day-to-day work.

When it comes to working, you’ll spend many hours in the home office. The Lorimer’s office makes sure that you stay organized with a built-in shelving unit, and the windowed corner gives you a scenic view plus plenty sunlight. No more feeling cooped up as you go about the day’s business!

The upper floor of this home continues the same theme of efficient luxury. The tiered design looks amazing on the outside, cementing your home as the envy among all the rest of the homes in your neighborhood.

Two bedrooms give your kids a place to play with their friends. When Christmas rolls around, you can bet that they’ll be glued to the corner windows in each of their bedrooms, keeping a lookout for Santa Claus. Between the bedrooms, there is a shared bathroom, which means they won’t be clamoring to use the master bath on school mornings.

In your bedroom, you’ll have two sets of corner windows. After those lazy summer days have come to an end, you’ll find yourself in bed each night, enjoying the starry view on either side of the room. In the master bath, high windows give you a light, fresh feeling while maintaining a sense of privacy. After a hot day, take a cool rinse in the master bath’s shower and then snuggle up in bed to watch the stars go by.


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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
R M HOMES DUANESBURG, NY 5183653719
US Log and Timber Dallas, TX 7703632715
Green Construction Holmes Builders Chicago, IL 7738957818
J.T. Roth Construction Portland, OR 5036392639
Chilton Custom Homes Woodland, WA 3609980462
KELLI & LANG REMAX GATEWAY ANACORTES, WA 3602938654
Dry Canyon Building, LLC Redmond, OR 5412805664
Sasha and Company Vancouver, WA 5033510773
Kenan Construction , 9106040043
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