Plan 1135F - Basement Details
2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Lower Floor Plan
If you’re looking for house plans designed around every stage of life, the Johnston is an ideal fit. With a compact and organized layout, this home is perfect as a starter home. But, it also gives you room to grow a family, and once your kids have moved on to start their own lives, the Johnston’s ranch styled single-level layout will age gracefully right alongside you and your partner. What’s more, with its craftsman style, this home features a timeless look that will never go out of style and will always have plenty of curb appeal to welcome you back after a long day away.
The Johnston’s open living space is where you’ll center your life. This area combines the kitchen, dining area and living room all in one large room so that as you’re preparing dinner on school nights, you can keep an eye on the kids, who are doing their homework around the dining room table. In the winter, the fireplace in the living room will lend a sense of warmth—and it’s the perfect spot for everyone to gather on cozy holiday mornings. Summertime will be a treat, too. The covered porch out back gives you a place to barbecue or just simply relax.
Conveniences abound in this home. You’ll find the laundry area between the kitchen and garage is a space that does double duty as a mudroom so that the kids have a spot to kick off muddy shoes before tracking the mess into the house. There is a pantry here, too. That means once grocery shopping is done, you’re only a few steps away from storing all those heavy canned goods.
Two bedrooms give the kids a place to play indoors and plenty of room to have their friends over as much as they like. In these rooms, they’ll have closet space to call their own, and there is a bathroom for these two rooms as well. Plenty of counter space in the bath means they’ll have the space they need to get ready in the mornings, and this bathroom has a large linen closet, too, which helps you keep towels and all the rest of the essentials organized.
The master suite gives you not only a beautiful view of the backyard, but your own private bathroom. This bath features his-and-hers sinks, which eliminates all that awkward elbow-bumping as you and your partner brush your teeth and get ready for bed each night. This suite also provides you with plenty of storage, not only in the form of space for chests of drawers in the master bedroom, but with a large walk-in closet with plenty of room for hanging clothes or shelves to keep your accessories sorted and ready to go.
Main Floor1683 SqFt
Total Area1683 SqFt
Bsmnt (Unfin.)+ 1567 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)16'-1"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area426 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch8/12
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 Ranch style house plan collection comprises single level homes with elongated elevations that suit placement on acreage or suburban lots, and the easy living open floorplans are ideal for families with both young and aging family members. The homes you'll see in this collection typically have a rectangular or L-shaped footprint, and low-pitched roof. They are ideal for placement of photovoltaics! Take a look and tell us what you think.
This plan is based upon another design - 1135F
- Added 78 SqFt to finished area
- Overall Width decreased 9ft.
- Overall Depth increased 4ft.
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