French Country home plan 72166 greets you with a lovely stone veneer exterior with matching stone wainscoting extending as a low wall on the right and left sides of the home. The front door is entered through a covered, arched portico. The cedar of the porch pillars is repeated in the window shutters and the cedar shake siding on a dormer window. Cedar corbel detail is also present under the bay window and supporting the shelter over the garage door stoop. Flared gables are a welcome break from traditional architecture, and the culmination of these elements creates a captivating first impression for your home. This home would fit into multiple landscapes and developments whether you build in a woodsy lot by the water or on a golf course with rolling hills.
Space wise, a ranch style footprint benefits from this steeply pitched European roof. Total living space is listed at 1999 square feet, but you may expand with 1180 square feet of bonus space upstairs- as much as a small house! Your future guest room is located over the garage, and additional space can be finished as a kitchen, pantry, bathroom and living room measuring 17′ by 16′. Occupants can avoid venturing into the main house because the staircase to the garage is separated by the mud room. The optional basement can also be accessed from this staircase.
The gourmet kitchen is outfitted with a multi-purpose, free standing island and accompanied by a butler’s pantry in addition to a storage pantry in the corner. Impressive exposed ceiling beams draw attention upward to the 14′ vaulted ceiling which runs from the front porch through the foyer and great room and all the way through the covered back porch. Stone bases for the columns echo the home’s exterior, and the fireplace adds a rustic quality. A built-in wall niche in the dining room is the perfect place to display paintings where they can be viewed from all of these central rooms. Two sets of French doors allow access to outdoor living space- a covered porch with optional fireplace off the great room and a grilling terrace off the dining room.
Special details have been added in the master suite including floor to ceiling built in cabinets in the master bathroom and an optional exercise room parallel to the bathroom. This space could be used to expand the walk in closet if preferred. Two smaller bedrooms have walk in closets. A yard storage room can be closed for a safe room, providing security for your family. For additional renderings of plan 72166 and to see the floor plans, please click here.