Plan 23104 - The Boyega - Some Work and Lots of Play in an Adventurous Home
3 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Lower Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Boyega
Everything about this Prairie home speaks of a relaxed, sophisticated lifestyle in which you can get work done quickly so that you can spend more time at play. With a sloping lot design, the Boyega begs to be built over a scenic overlook so that you can look out over treetops from any of the three floors.
Inside, the first amenity you’ll find is the home office. This room gives you a comfortable space to tend to business, bills and more. If business is thriving, or if you need additional offices, guest bedrooms on the main floor and the lower floor can be easily repurposed to suit your needs.
When you leave the home office for the day, endless possibilities await. Head down the hall to relax in front of the fireplace in the great room or go out through the great room’s doors and enjoy the lofty view from the raised deck. These spaces, combined with the formal dining room to the front of the kitchen, give you endless opportunities to host friends and family. At Christmastime, serve your holiday meal in the dining room and then invite everyone to gather around the great room’s fireplace to catch up with each other and exchange gifts. In the summer, you can invite everyone out onto the deck to enjoy a barbecued feast.
The daylight basement gives you even more opportunities to entertain. Here, you’ll find a shady patio that is the perfect spot to gather on sultry afternoons. Inside, there is a large recreational area with a full wet bar and fireplace. Set up for an evening of cards, board games and conversations or turn this area into a home theater beyond compare. Beyond the recreational area, there is a guest bedroom and full bathroom that allows you to treat guests to the comforts of your home.
The Boyega’s upper floor is all about you and your family. To one side of this floor, there are two bedrooms and a large laundry room. The other side of the upper floor is devoted almost entirely to a master suite that is packed with amenities. The bedroom features a walk-in closet and an enormous picture window that will flood the room with sunlight. In the master bath, there is a spa tub, tiled shower and his-and-hers sinks. With all of these luxuries, the master suite ensures that you are always rested, relaxed and refreshed.
Upper Floor1250 SqFt
Main Floor1395 SqFt
Total Area3645 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)34'-0"
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area723 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch6/12
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