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Mascord House Plan 2343: The Bellingrath

The Bellingrath

Plan 2343

  • 3217 SqFt
    +382 Bonus
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 2 Floors
  • 633 SqFt
    3 Car Garage

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Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    1477 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    1740 SqFt
  • Sub-Total

    3217 SqFt
  • Bonus

    + 382 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    3
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    2

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    3 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    633 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Stick
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
    Tile Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    8/12

A Walk Through The Bellingrath

Designed for a lot that slopes slightly to the side, this home oozes old-world charm. An arched and inset entryway leads into a two-story foyer, furnished with an elegant staircase, a coat closet, and a powder room. Bay windows enhance the appearance of the exterior and also scoop sunlight into the den and formal living room, which is equipped with a fireplace. The rear of the home steps down, allowing tall ceilings in the dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room. Generously sized, the open kitchen is engineered for efficiency. A self-ventilating cooktop is positioned in the island, handy to the sink, refrigerator, and walk-in pantry. A laundry room with sink, cabinets, and countertop is situated beside the step-down garage. Above the three-car garage, a dormer room hosts a built-in media center. Two sets of stairs link this bonus room to the upper floor and to the main floor family room. A sumptuous master suite and three other bedrooms also are located on the second floor. Bedroom three, equipped with its own bath, makes a great guest room. The master suite is graced with tray ceilings, a huge walk-in closet, and a compartmentalized bath with a shower and a whirlpool tub in a windowed alcove.

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