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Mascord House Plan 2417: The Aster

The Aster

Plan 2417

Plan 2417 - The Aster - Friendly Plan for Formal and Casual Entertaining

Main Floor Plan

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Upper Floor Plan

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A Walk Through The Aster

There's no doubt. This home is designed for those who love to entertain, both formally and casually. The home is reminiscent of a European-style manor. Impressive columns outline the covered front entry, beckoning guests inside, where they are greeted by a double-height foyer with a stunning winding staircase. Public rooms and a private den flow around the perimeter of the circular foyer. The curve of the foyer is echoed in the window wall of the soaring great room. A double-sided gas fireplace lends warmth to both the great room and the games room. The games room also features a tray ceiling, a wet bar, a wall of built-in cabinetry, and a French door that leads to the back yard. The spacious kitchen and dining nook are defined by a tray ceiling. At the hub of the elegant kitchen, the curved island is equipped with a cooktop, vegetable sink, and snack bar. To supplement kitchen storage, there's a walk-in pantry with double doors beneath the back staircase. Between the kitchen and angular dining room, a butler's pantry facilitates the serving of formal meals. It's furnished with cabinetry, countertop, and a sink. A wine cellar is just around the corner. Overnight guests are welcomed in the first-floor guest suite with its private bath. Family bedrooms and baths are on the top level. The marvelous master suite features a fireplace, a his-and-her closet, and a large bath with twin vanities, a whirlpool tub, and a shower. Conveniently located near the bedrooms, the laundry room is furnished with a sink, cabinets, counters, and a built-in ironing board

Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    1892 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    2637 SqFt
  • Total Area

    4529 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    3
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    2

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    3 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    744 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    L-Shaped

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Stick
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
    Tile Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    10/12

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Foundations

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