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Mascord House Plan 2478: The Octavia

The Octavia

Plan 2478

  • 4455 SqFt
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 2 Floors
  • 3 Car Garage

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Home Details

Heated Space

  • Upper Floor

    1904 SqFt
  • Main Floor

    2551 SqFt
  • Total Area

    4455 SqFt

Beds and Baths

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    4
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    2

Exterior Dimensions

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    3 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    873 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    L-Shaped

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    6/12

A Walk Through The Octavia

The Octavia is the perfect mixture of contemporary and European styles. Outside, the stonework, rounded pillars and gracefully arching entryway speak of classical Italian influences, while the numerous windows, gables and gently sloping roofline indicate more traditional and contemporary themes.

Inside, the Octavia features a practical, efficient design that truly makes the most of its space. With interior and exterior living spaces that flow seamlessly together, this home was made for entertaining. The two-story foyer opens into a large great room with a built-in media center. The great room transitions into a kitchen and dining area with a large, curved island, loads of counter space and a built-in hutch.

The main living space overlooks a large covered porch that features an outdoor kitchen with a barbeque, sink and counter space. Windows throughout the rear of the great room and dining area provide you an excellent view of both the outdoor living space and the surrounding scenery.

To the left of the living area, you’ll find an amazing master bedroom. Glass doors allow for plenty of sunlight as well as easy access to the bedroom’s own patio. The master bath features a corner tub, a large shower and his-and-her sinks. To the rear of the master bath, you’ll find an enormous walk-in closet complete with cabinets for shoes, jewelry and more.

Whether the Octavia is your primary residence or a vacation home, you’ll love hosting parties and events in this home’s second story. As your guests make their way upstairs, they’ll be greeted by a large recreational area with a media center and full wet bar. Just off the recreational area, there is a smaller alcove that is perfect for more intimate gatherings. The recreational area also opens onto a large second story balcony where you’ll enjoy many evenings under the stars.

With three second story bedrooms and matching bathrooms, the Octavia offers you many possibilities. It’s perfect for busy families or couples who enjoy vacationing with friends. You can also convert bedrooms into office space, a home gym or anything else you desire.

Created for the 2015 Portland Street of Dreams, the Octavia is the 34th Mascord home plan to win a spot in this luxury home showcase. Construction is underway thanks to BC Custom Construction. The Octavia is their 10 home in the Street of Dreams show.

Designers Insight

This home plan originated from a custom home designed for an 'empty-nester' couple who enjoy to entertain. The home is designed to fit tight suburban lots and the original custom home had a great view to the rear but the limited width and the depth usually associated with city lots. The desire to have a side loading garage quickly dictated the location of spaces. Along with several room placement decisions, the location of the stairs was a tricky design element that could have multiple solutions. Since the size of the Porch was important to the homeowners, we opted to put the stairs to the side in order to get a larger Porch given the limited space.

The upper floor works well for maximizing the view in the informal entertaining areas, and the location of the stairs makes it a quick trip up to the roof deck (Balcony) with it's fantastic view. To maximize the space upstairs we opted to keep the Rec. Room open, which minimizes the space allocated to hallways.


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