Plan 2471 - The Braecroft - Picturesque Lodge Home Plan with Space for Work and Play
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3 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Braecroft
If you like things that have a flair for the rugged and rustic, then the Braecroft might very well be the home of your dreams. Between Lodge-style beams, natural stone elements and shake siding, this home was made to make you feel closer to the surrounding wilderness.
Nowhere does that outdoorsy theme ring more true than in the Braecroft’s massive outdoor living space. The vaulted ceiling lets you enjoy the woodland sights and scents no matter the weather, while the outdoor fireplace will keep you warm and comfortable as the sun sets for the day.
When you need a break from the sun and wind, the vaulted great room is the place to be. Beautiful windows along the rear of this space will allow you to watch birds and woodland creatures play in the trees, but the crackling fireplace will keep you and your family feeling warm and snug.
You, your partner and your children will likely have your weeknight dinners in the kitchen’s nook, where you’ll have a great view of the outdoors as you eat and share stories about the things that happened that day. However, when the occasion calls for something more formal, you can wow your guests with the Braecroft’s dining room. Set the right mood with soft lighting and once the meal is over, gather your guests in the great room for cocktails around the fireplace.
As night falls, you’ll start to look forward to the peace and restfulness awaiting you in the master suite. You’ll enjoy so many luxurious amenities — the organization of his-and-hers sinks and walk-in closets, the earthy beauty of the tiled shower, and the soothing warmth of the spa tub. The master suite, with its wall of windows, is the perfect spot for a comfortable arm chair and reading lamp so that you can spend a little time catching up on your favorite books before you crawl under the covers. And, should you wake up and want a little fresh air during the night, you can easily access the moonlit outdoor living space without disturbing the rest of the home by going through the master bedroom’s exterior door.
Once you move in to the the Braecroft, you’ll want to treat your friends to the same luxuries that you experience each day. To that end, you can let them stay in the spare bedroom on the second story. The bonus room on this floor also serves as a great place to entertain guests. In this room, you’ll host many fun-filled game nights, made all the more special by the fact that you can serve everyone’s favorite drinks from the attached bar area. One thing is certain: Whether your guests visit for an evening or stay for the night, they’ll envy the life that you enjoy in this home.
Upper Floor472 SqFt
Main Floor3416 SqFt
Bonus+ 702 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area1026 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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