Plan 23101 - The Ontario - Gorgeous NW Contemporary home with Daylight Basement
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2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
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Upper Floor Plan
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A Walk Through The Ontario
Prepare to feel at home the second you lay eyes on The Ontario. Three levels of living space with a gorgeous daylight basement are ahead of you, and the exterior itself offers a stunning, contemporary appeal. Nothing is “boring” about this look, the home plans include jutting eaves, plenty of windows and a two-car garage that blends in with the modern good looks of this house.
From the moment you step in the front door, you will be impressed. The main floor includes a large kitchen, with island that opens to the dining room and living room—plus a powder room, storage space and both stairs and elevator for your convenience. This large, open space is ideal for your busy life with space for relaxation and entertaining just steps away. The large deck off the living room completes this space.
Move upstairs to find the large master bedroom. With all the windows in this home plan, imagine waking up in your spacious master bedroom and enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors—from the comfort of your bed! The master includes an attached bathroom with double vanity and gigantic walk-in closet. This floor includes another bedroom perfect for an office or for a guest room. A Jack and Jill bathroom connect these two convenient spaces. Even the hall is inviting, with a daybed/window seat space—the perfect place to escape with a cup of coffee and a favorite book.
Downstairs is more than just a typical basement. While there is plenty of storage space to help you get a handle on your clutter, there is a fourth bedroom and full bathroom to give an older child or guest a sense of privacy. The large media room that seems to scream “movie night” and large laundry room are spaces you will use daily. Step out of the media room and onto a ground-level patio for an additional outdoor entertainment space. There really is something for everyone in The Ontario.
Upper Floor1103 SqFt
Main Floor1023 SqFt
Total Area3026 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)20'-3"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area484 SqFt
Roof MaterialMetal/Standing Seam Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch1/12
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