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Mascord House Plan 22200: The Freewater

The Freewater

Plan 22200

  • 2128 SqFt
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 2 Floors
  • 391 SqFt
    2 Car Garage

Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    854 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    1274 SqFt
  • Total Area

    2128 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    2

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    2 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    391 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Notable Features

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    8/12

A Walk Through The Freewater

At first glance, the Freewater looks like a pretty little Craftsman bungalow – something that you’d see in a small New England community, surrounded by leafy trees and bathed in an ocean breeze. Stone and shingle siding, square pillars and Lodge-style exposed beams give this home the same kind of charm that you’d expect to find at a hidden bed-and-breakfast.

Then you walk through the front door, and as you’re greeted by an impressive two-story foyer, you realize that your first impressions were all wrong. Further down the hall, the Freewater opens up into a spacious kitchen, dining area and great room. In this area, you’ll enjoy many wonderful weekends with the family. Gather everyone together in the great room for a family game night or a good movie, and then as the weekend rolls to a close, prepare and serve a scrumptious Sunday dinner in the kitchen and dining area.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful coastal weather, all you need to do is step out onto the Freewater’s back patio. Pull up a patio chair or give your friends a call to invite them for a night of cocktails and conversation under the stars.

The Freewater’s master suite gives you a place to escape. On Saturday morning, you’ll love to spend a few extra moments in bed as you watch the sun climb through the windows. Your own private bathroom and walk-in closet means that you can get ready for the day without the kids interrupting – or if they’re still asleep, without waking them up!

Upstairs, you’ll find three more bedrooms, each with plenty of closet space for clothes and the kids’ toys or anything else that you need to store. With a full upper story bathroom, your children will have a place of their own to get ready for school. If you only have one or two children, then these bedrooms can easily be converted into something else – a guest room, a small workshop or a studio.

This home’s deceptively large size carries over to the garage, too! With lots of floor space, you can park two cars or you can use the extra space for storage, DIY projects and more. Best of all, the garage connects to the kitchen, which makes it easy for you to bring in heavy loads of groceries or the seasonal items that you’ve stored.

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Builders known to be experienced constructing this home include:

STONECREEK DEVELOPMENT Portland, OR 5036585554
Sebastian Heights, LLC. Vancouver, WA 5033414882
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