Plan 22210A - The Carroll - Contemporary Home for a Growing Family
3 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Carroll
As life changes and your family expands, it is hard to say what you will need from a home in the future. That’s what makes a home like the Carroll such a smart choice. Both the flex room and the den on the lower floor are spaces that can be put to a variety of uses, including spare bedrooms for your children. Or, perhaps you need office space, a sunroom, a games room or simply a place to kick back and relax. You’ll have it with these two rooms
One of the things that makes this home special is the traditional layout. You’ll look forward to making weeknight dinners in the kitchen while the kids do their homework on the dining room table. Then you’ll all sit around that table and talk about how the day went. In the evening, you can cozy up with the family in the Carroll’s great room. Watch TV or snuggle under a blanket while the fire crackles softly in the fireplace. This is what family togetherness is supposed to be about.
The Carroll’s upper floor is a mixture of luxury and practicality. To the front of the home are the kids’ bedrooms, both large enough for your children to invite their friends for sleepovers. They’ll also have their own bathroom — no running into the master bath and waking up the parents in the middle of the night!
Additionally, the laundry room is on this floor. You’ll save time gathering laundry and putting it away because you’ll only be a few steps away from each bedroom. Who knows, with the laundry room in such and easy to access spot, you may even be able to talk your kids into putting their own dirty laundry in the laundry room hampers, where it belongs, instead of strewn across their bedroom floors.
Finally, there are the luxuries for you and your partner to enjoy. The master suite includes a spacious bedroom with windows overlooking the scenery behind your home — perhaps sparkling city lights in a valley below you. If, when the day is done, you don’t feel quite ready to go to sleep, then you’ll want to curl up in an armchair by the window. Otherwise, enjoy a warm bath in the master bathroom. These comforts are enough to put anyone in a restful state of mind!
Moreover, you can rest easy knowing that your morning routine is streamlined. Your walk-in closet holds everything you need to get ready for the day, neatly organized, while his-and-her sinks in the master bath means that you and your partner won’t have to awkwardly share a single sink.
Upper Floor1270 SqFt
Main Floor1669 SqFt
Total Area2939 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)21'-6"
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area710 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch4/12
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This plan is based upon another design - 22210
- Added 66 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Depth increased 16ft.
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