Plan 2230CE - The Morecambe - Narrow Lot but Wide Appeal for this Craftsman Champion
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2 Car Tandem Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
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A Walk Through The Morecambe
Taking the rustic components of the Craftsman style house plans and the modest, compact feel of traditional cottage house plans, the Morecambe is a cozy home full of elegance and charm. This combination of craftsman and cottage style house plans is the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether or not you are located in the city, once you step inside, you are welcomed by a sense of comfort and ease that this home embodies. With four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half-bathroom, and other great features, this two-story home can serve as a wonderful weekend, vacation, or year-round home.
As you walk up to this lovely home, you will notice its outer-appearance exudes a storybook sense of style and charm. The three car tandem garage is located to the right of the front door and has pleanty of storage space. Once you enter the home and walk through the two-story foyer, you will see the cozy den to your left. This is a great place to perhaps set up a family room, library, or even large office space. Just beyond this point is the half-bathroom and then we arrive at the beautiful great room. This open space combines dining, kitchen, and living rooms all together, and creates a larger space in this smaller home. This area also encourages a sense of unity among family members and is excellent for celebrations and gatherings of all sizes. An outdoor patio is connected to the great room, so during those nice-weather months, you can take family meals and festivities into your yard.
Moving upstairs, you will notice a nice little library on the right for all of you bookworms out there. To the left of the staircase is the master bedroom which comes with its own bathroom, equipped with both a shower and a spa, and fantastic walk-in closet. Next to the master bedroom are two more bedrooms that share a hallway and a bathroom. Each comes with its own closet space as well. Beyond the library is a bonus room which can serve as an extra bedroom, office, upstairs family room, or whatever you would like it to be.
Upper Floor1435 SqFt
Main Floor1142 SqFt
Total Area2577 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)23'-5"
Garage Bays2 Car Tandem Garage
Garage Area809 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch8/12
This home is typical of the cottage style. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. However there are cottage-style dwellings in cities, and in places such as Canada the term exists with no connotations of size at all (cf. vicarage or hermitage). In the United Kingdom the term cottage also tends to denote rural dwellings of traditional build, although it can also be applied to dwellings of modern construction which are designed to resemble traditional ones ("mock cottages").
The Mascord collection of craftsman house plans highlight features that were first introduced with the Arts and Crafts movement, which thrived from 1876-1915, and continues to be celebrated today. These homes have great curb appeal, lots of detail and the amenities you need for modern living. Check out the collection for more great home designs.
Traditional homes freely borrow from a number of historic styles and combine them to relay a new expression. Many historic styles are also 'traditional' in nature, and are incorporated into the Mascord Collection. Colonial, Tudor, Craftsman, Cape Cod - in this collection of home plans you'll discover floor plans that reflect modern lifestyles with spacious rooms, flexible spaces and modern conveniences, but mixed with distinct architectural flair, curb appeal and modern aesthetic. Expect elements such as free-flowing kitchens, breakfast nooks, and family room combinations.
This plan is based upon another design - 2230C
- Added 404 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Width decreased 2ft.
- Overall Depth increased 7ft.
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