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Mascord House Plan 23108: The Manchester

The Manchester

Plan 23108

  • 2543 SqFt
    +533 Bonus
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 3 Floors
  • 1 Car Garage

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Main Floor Plan


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Lower Floor Plan


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Upper Floor Plan


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Upper Floor Plan


Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    877 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    1076 SqFt
  • Basement

    590 SqFt
  • Sub-Total

    2543 SqFt
  • Bonus

    + 533 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    3
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    3

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    1 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    402 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    10/12
  • Additional Code Compliance

    City of Portland

A Walk Through The Manchester

Here is a home that gives you everything you’ve always wanted in a sophisticated package. You’ll quickly find yourself hosting all of the holidays because your home has the fun spaces and beautiful places that your entire extended family will want to enjoy. At Christmas, you’ll welcome your extended family up onto the beautifully decorated front porch of the Cape Cod inspired home. Lead them into the foyer and stow everyone’s jackets neatly in the hall closet before leading everyone into the main living space.

As they walk into the Manchester’s great room, they’ll be impressed. Your Christmas tree twinkling in the windows, a crackling fire in the fireplace and your beautiful dining room nook overlooking the snow-covered forest behind your home — all of it will be in plain view. Settle everyone in on the sofa and chairs or offer them the refreshments that you’ve laid out on the kitchen island.

If you still have a few dinner preparations to complete, then you’ll appreciate the efficiency that this kitchen provides. If some of your guests want to pitch in, then there is plenty of space on the long counters for them to work. Because you’ll have a clear view into the dining room and great room, you will be free to converse with your guests as you finish the feast and set the dining room table.

Once dinner is over, there will still be time for more fun. This might be the right time to invite everyone upstairs to the games room. Here, you can play Christmastime games long into the night. Otherwise, take everyone to the lower floor. Here, there is a large space that is designed as a small apartment. Overnight guests will love having access to a private bath and a kitchenette. If, however, you’d prefer, you can turn this space into a home theater. With the addition of comfortable seating and a popcorn machine, you can treat everyone to their favorite Christmas movies for the evening.

As the night wears on and guests start to leave, it will be time to turn your thoughts to bedtime. After all, you and your family will want to be well rested after a long night of Christmas Eve festivities. Up the stairs from the main floor, there are two bedrooms for the kids and the master suite for you and your partner. Once the kids are asleep, you and your partner can put the presents under the Christmas tree and then fall asleep to the sight of falling snow through the windows in the master bedroom.


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