Plan 22207 - The Albright - A home that's all about streamlining your life
2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Albright
Few homes make a larger first impression than the Albright. At a glance, the sharp angles and sloping lines make you think of a rustic, rocky outcropping. However, the more you look at this home, the more you realize that it’s all modern in design. This Contemporary home’s exterior is full of interesting contrasts – vertical lines mixing with horizontal and bright whites setting off darker charcoal tones.
This home revolves around the massive great room. Imagine sitting before this room’s warm fireplace, wrapped in a comfortable blanket, watching through the wide walls of windows as snow swirls to the ground. In warmer seasons, sliding glass doors give you direct access to the delights awaiting outside – blooming springtime flowers, fresh summer vegetables or colorful autumn leaves.
The great room transitions into a beautiful kitchen and dining area where you will spend many enjoyable meals with your family. With walls on all three sides, the dining nook gives you an idyllic view. Plant a butterfly garden outside these windows or simply enjoy the wildlife that come to play in your landscape.
Moving into the kitchen, you’ll see that the island is positioned so that you can enjoy the view through the dining area as you work. Between the island and the counter space, you have enough room to prepare even the largest holiday meals – and you’ll have a centrally located sink, dishwasher and trash compactor to make cleanup a breeze. Plus, the extra-large pantry allows you to keep more of the items you need in stock, giving you more time at home and less time shopping.
Within the master suite, the Albright offers you a sense of privacy and openness all at once. This area is removed from the rest of the home, but it also features several enormous windows. Through those windows, you’ll spend many evenings gazing at the stars, and your mornings will be filled with sunshine and a perfect view of the trees and flowers outside.
The more you explore this home, the more you’ll see that it’s all about streamlining your life. For instance, in the laundry room, you’ll find the tools you need to keep day-to-day chores to a minimum while staying organized. The large wrap-around counter gives you an ideal place to sort and fold laundry as it accumulates rather than spending your evenings or weekends tackling a mountain of dirty clothes. The closets in this area put cleaning supplies at your fingertips.
The theme of seamless efficiency continues throughout the Albright’s upper story. Once you top the stairs, you’ll find a convenient counter where you can place laundry baskets or whatever else you’ve brought with you. Each bedroom has its own closet along with built-in cabinets, giving the kids plenty of room to put their toys away. Children will also enjoy the bedrooms’ corner windows. The bird’s-eye-view of the great outdoors makes each room feel a little like a treehouse.
Upper Floor561 SqFt
Main Floor1810 SqFt
Total Area2371 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)21'-5"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area625 SqFt
Roof MaterialMetal/Standing Seam Roof
Waterproof Membrane Roofing
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch2/12
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.
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