Plan 2464 - The Manitoba - Live Like You’re on Vacation Every Day
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4 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Manitoba
A family home, a home for entertaining and a great place to take a vacation — the Manitoba is all that and more. From the first time you drive underneath the Manitoba’s port cochere, you’ll be in love with this home. The mix of Craftsman and Lodge styles make this home feel warm and inviting from the very first glance.
As you walk through the foyer and into the beautifully vaulted great room, you’ll be treated to the sight of a warm fire in the fireplace and a windowed alcove that looks out over the wooded vista behind your home. You’ll want nothing more than to gather your friends and family together in this beautiful space so that you can enjoy a comfortable evening watching movies, discussing the latest news or simply enjoying each other’s company.
Just off the great room, you’ll find a large, formal dining space complete with an alcove that is the perfect place to display your cherished antique buffet. Use this space to host dinner parties for your friends, coworkers or family. They’ll be impressed not only with the culinary delights coming from your gourmet kitchen, but also with the gorgeous view from the wall of windows along the back of the dining room.
That view is so tantalizing that, during quiet moments, you won’t be able to resist the temptation of a quick escape out to the back porch and outdoor living space. Spend a sunny afternoon enjoying the shade of the back porch in a comfortable Adirondack chair or gather your friends to enjoy the evening in the outdoor living space. The outdoor fireplace and a few comfortable blankets will keep everyone cozy, while the built-in barbecue gives you the chance to prepare steaks, ribs, burgers and other grilled favorites.
The Manitoba’s second floor comes with even more entertaining possibilities. Throw a party for New Year’s Eve or some other special occasion and invite everyone over for a few rounds of billiards in the billiards area. The balcony just off this space not only gives you a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings, but it also gives you the chance to enjoy the crisp evening air. Meanwhile, inside, your guests can help themselves to their favorite refreshments from the full bar. On quieter evenings, you and your family will find yourselves staying up well past bedtime to watch movies in the adjoining TV area.
Upper Floor1174 SqFt
Main Floor3165 SqFt
Total Area4339 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Garage Bays4 Car Garage
Garage Area1444 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch10/12
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.
Our Lodge house plans are inspired by the rustic homes from the Old West. Whether you’re looking for a modest cabin or an elaborate timber-frame lodge, these homes will make you feel you’re away from it all (even if you live in the suburbs). The homes rely on natural materials for their beauty. Among the materials used are heavy timbers, wood siding, stone, gable end braces, and cedar shakes. While different in theme, each design promotes a rustic feel that will effortlessly blend with verdant landscapes and mountain vernacular. The floor plans promote outdoor views, making them ideal for sites with mountain vistas, cityscape scenes, and lakeside access.
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