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Plan B22157

Alton with Basement

  • 2591 SqFt
    +396 Bonus
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Pwdr
  • 1 Floor
  • 3 Car Garage

Main Floor Plan

Main Floor Plan

Basement Floor Plan

Basement Floor Plan

Home Details

Heated Area

  • Main Floor

    2591 SqFt
  • Sub-Total

    2591 SqFt
  • Bonus

    + 396 SqFt
  • Bsmnt (Unfin.)

    + 2591 SqFt

Amenities

  • Bedrooms

    3
  • Full Baths

    2
  • Half Baths

    1
  • Floors

    1

Dimensions

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Truss
  • Roof Material

    Shake/Comp Roof
    Tile Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    9/12

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    3 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    698 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Front
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Foundation

  • In-Ground Basement

A Walk Through The Alton

If you live in an area of the country where basements are not built, then peruse this plan for great storage possibilities. An upper-level storage room offers 396 square feet of space for seasonal decorations and other items. In addition, the third stall of the garage provides room for a boat, motorcycle, or additional vehicle. Encompassing the home's wealth of storage is a charming facade. Three types of siding materials - shake shingles, stone, and lap siding - combine to accentuate the country-style exterior. A front porch and a pair of dormers accompany the portico with triangular braces in heralding a cheery neighborhood welcome. The split-bedroom floor plan speaks to homeowners who desire privacy. The master suite and an office line up on the left end of the plan. Separate corridor entrances lead to the office and master suite, ensuring adequate separation. A triangular vault above the bedroom window displays the rear view in grand style. A spa tub, large shower, and spacious walk-in closet outfit the bath. Two other bedrooms are at the opposite end of the plan along with a bath that has a double-sink vanity and an enclosed toilet and tub compartment. The living spaces in center of the floor plan flow together easily and are bright and open. Persons in the kitchen, which is tucked into a corner of the open area, have views of the great-room's fireplace and built-ins, as well as the backyard through windows that line the breakfast nook and great-room. The formal dining room also is steps away, next to the foyer. It includes space for a hutch and a pair of built-in display shelves.

Note: This version includes a full in-ground basement


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