Plan 23114A - The Summerfell - Plan 2230CE with walkout basement
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2 Car Garage
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Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Summerfell
As you step up on the Summerfell’s beautiful stone-trimmed front porch, this home will welcome you with that cozy sense of comfort that all well-designed cottage homes have. Step through the front door, however, and you’ll find yourself in an expansive home that has everything a big, busy family needs.
This home’s main floor features the primary living spaces. Past the foyer, a roomy great room welcomes you, one that features a fireplace where you’ll gather in pajamas with the kids on cheery holiday mornings. This space overlooks a second-story deck, which is the perfect spot to enjoy lazy summer afternoons with a good book. The height gives you a bird’s eye view of your backyard, and with a roof to cover it, you’ll find yourself kicking back in the shade as often as you can.
Too, the deck is convenient to the kitchen and dining area, which means that if you choose to grill out for supper, the grill is close to all the rest of the tools you’ll need to create a barbecued feast. Even if you’re not grilling out, the Summerfell’s kitchen will make you feel like a chef. Pantry space plus a nearby walk-in pantry keep everything you need close at hand. Long counters give you all the room you could wish for to create multiple-course meals, and the island is a beautiful workspace that lets you overlook the great room and the outdoors while you work.
This house plan’s upper floors are designed to treat the entire family to comfort. Three bedrooms give the kids all the space they’ll need to do their homework, play with toys and host sleepovers. The upstairs library is perfect for the bookworms who enjoy a story before bedtime.
And then there is the master suite, a luxurious space that you’ll look forward to experiencing each night. Wide windows give you a beautiful third-story view. His-and-hers sinks, a spa tub and a tiled shower give you choices between soothing baths in the evening or a refreshing shower in the morning as part of your routine.
As if two floors of comfort weren’t enough, the Summerfell gives you a lower floor with yet more amenities. Here, there’s a fifth bedroom, which gives you lots of options. Keep it as a guest room so that visitors can enjoy all your home has to offer, or let the kids use it during sleepovers to keep noise confined while you’re trying to sleep upstairs. There’s a rec room, too, which opens onto a lower patio—and this is another versatile space that will get your imagination going. Perhaps this room can be a home gym, a home theater, or maybe you can put that bar you’ve always wanted here!
Upper Floor1583 SqFt
Main Floor1333 SqFt
Total Area3800 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)23'-9"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area588 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.
This plan is based upon another design - 2230CE-Gerritz Custom Homes
- Added 1194 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Width increased 2ft.
- Overall Depth increased 2ft.
- Added a bedroom.
- Added a bathroom.
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