Plan 1146H - Basement Details
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2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Lower Floor Plan
The Collins may be compact, but it has no shortage of style or features. This home is a gorgeous contemporary styled home with an asymmetrical roof to give it plenty of curb appeal along with big, beautiful windows that you would expect on a home of this style. After the tradition of ranch style it’s a single-level home, which means that the Collins is designed to grow with you. There’s plenty of space here to raise a family, but it’s also the kind of home that keeps things convenient as you grow older.
The open living space is the focal point of this home. All in one room, you have the kitchen, dining spare and a great room, all three under a beautifully vaulted ceiling. Most of your day-to-day life will take place here. You’ll get to watch the children doing their homework at the dining room table or playing with toys on the rug in the great room while you whip up a weeknight dinner in the kitchen. With a fireplace, this space will be warm and toasty all winter long, and the views through sliding glass doors to the back of the room will give you a great view of falling snow. It’s a place designed with holidays and other happy memories in mind.
The master suite doesn’t skimp on luxuries, either. In addition to a large bedroom, you’ll enjoy a walk-in closet to keep clothes organized, plus your own private bath. The bath gives you his-and-hers sinks, which is a nice touch that makes morning and evening routines so much quicker and easier.
The kids get two bedrooms plus a bathroom of their own. There’s plenty of room for organizing here, too. Each bedroom comes with closet space, and in the hall, you’ll find both a coat closet and linen closet to keep tablecloths, coats and more organized. An additional linen closet in the bath gives you a place for towels plus all the rest of the essentials your kids will need.
Among other conveniences, a walk-in pantry awaits adjacent to the kitchen. When you’re rushing around trying to fix a quick supper, you’ll enjoy that all of your dry goods are close at hand. The kitchen has a built-in bookshelf, too, which is a handy place to keep all of your favorite recipe books.
Plus, the Collins features a combination mud room and laundry room. Situated between the garage and the home’s main living area, there is a large closet here, perfect for storing bulky outerwear, and there’s even space to keep mops and brooms. A utility sink completes the room, giving you a place to tackle the messier jobs. Truly, the Collins is a home that packs a lot into a tidy space!
Main Floor1831 SqFt
Total Area1831 SqFt
Bsmnt (Unfin.)+ 1647 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Height (to Midpt)12'-5"
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area442 SqFt
Roof MaterialWaterproof Membrane Roofing
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch2/12
Our Contemporary House Plans collection presents modern homes designed around light and space: open, airy and with an abundance of windows in various modern styles, these homes are generously appointed to bring ample light indoors. Unique rooflines and asymmetrical designs create rooms that feel as grand as they are innovative. With a focus on maximizing square footage and minimizing costs, these pioneering modern homes are as reasonable to build as they are pleasant to live in, which we're sure you'll love.
This plan is based upon another design - 1146H
- Added 87 SqFt to finished area
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