Plan 22180B - The Waterbury - Organic Design with Lots of Light
3 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Waterbury
Today’s Contemporary homes feature lots of visual interest. An asymmetrical design, wide, unblemished windows and natural exteriors are all things that add up to give the Waterbury loads of curb appeal. So much appeal, in fact, that your favorite moment of the day will be the one when you around the bend on the way home from work, and your house comes into view, surrounded by trees.
You’ll park in the garage and go inside. It’s probably time to get started on dinner, but the living area, with its massive windows, will tempt you to linger for a little while. Snuggle up on the sofa, or depending on the season, head out to the patio to enjoy the forest-scented breeze.
Dinner can turn into a chore, but the Oakshire will soon have you looking forward to creating your favorite foods. With the long counters and the spacious island, you can pile up dishes as you work your way through dinner preparations. This kitchen is designed to make it easy for you to move from one appliance to the next, which means your nightly cleanup routine will be smooth and efficient.
One of the best things about the Oakshire is that the flexible design lets you work around a lifestyle that evolves through the years. For instance, the front room on the main floor can be used as an office, of if you so desire, a guest bedroom. The away room on this floor gives you several more options. With floor-to-ceiling windows on the rear and side of this room, you can easily turn the away room into a sunroom, a fresh home gym or something else.
The Oakshire’s upstairs revolves around family. The kids will love the bird’s-eye-view that can be had from each of the bedrooms. So much so that all of their friends will want to come to your house for sleepovers!
For yourself, the master suite is a rich blend of efficiency and luxury. A private bath gives you and your partner your own sinks, while the walk-in closet off of the bath gives you ample storage space for clothes, jewelry and more. In the master suite, corner windows give you a 180-degree view of the verdant forest along the edges of your yard. Each night, before bedtime, you’ll want to take a moment to gaze out those windows and watch the stars.
Upper Floor1073 SqFt
Main Floor1500 SqFt
Total Area2573 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)20'-4"
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area748 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch4/12
Our Contemporary House Plans collection presents modern homes designed around light and space: open, airy and with an abundance of windows in various modern styles, these homes are generously appointed to bring ample light indoors. Unique rooflines and asymmetrical designs create rooms that feel as grand as they are innovative. With a focus on maximizing square footage and minimizing costs, these pioneering modern homes are as reasonable to build as they are pleasant to live in, which we're sure you'll love.
Our Prairie style houseplans feature a low pitched roof, usually hipped, with a wide overhang, and have boxed shapes with a horizontal emphasis. They typically feature clean lines with massive square porch supports, and casement windows in rows. Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the American home when he began to design "Prairie" style houses characterized by low, horizontal lines that were meant to blend with the flat landscape around them. Our collection of Prairie Style homes exemplifies the style-- mixing timeless architectural elements with modern convenience, resulting in a wonderful home built to withstand the ever-changing 'vogue' of modern styles.
This plan is based upon another design - 22180
- Added 309 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Width increased 15ft.
- Added a bedroom.
- Added a bathroom.
- Removed a powder room.
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