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House Plan 86138 shows us lovely Plantation Style with round white columns on the front porch and elegant fan light over the front door. Dentil molding, cedar shake siding and an ocular window dress up the front facing gable while white shutters and multi paned windows provide the backdrop for window boxes spilling over with yellow flowers. Rocking chairs tilt slightly in the breeze while the young lady in the foreground straightens up her hair under a wide brimmed hat. The flag flutters, reminding us that such a home behind the white picket fence is the peaceful dream of so many Americans.
Enter the gracious foyer for 3277 square feet of living space. To your left is the formal dining room, and to your right through a set of pocket doors is a room with many options. Attached to the guest bathroom, it may function as a living room, guest room, or office / study. Featured in the great room is a massive fireplace, and the kitchen breakfast bar is close at hand and topped with a volume ceiling. Off this gourmet kitchen is an intimate breakfast room with French doors to the screened porch. Enjoy outdoor dining without the pests. The master bedroom includes all of the most luxurious amenities: his and her walk in closets, garden tub, dual vanities, shower and private toilet. Conveniently located at the entry from the garage, the laundry room also includes storage space. Bedroom 2 enjoys a private bath and walk in closet while bedrooms 3 and 4 share a third bathroom. Move along the balcony to a future recreation room where entertainment options are endless.
Can you picture your children or grandchildren playing on this verdant lawn as seen on the rendering of House Plan 86142? A red bicycle leans up
against the stone landscaping feature, waiting for the kids to round up more friends and come piling through the front door looking for your freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Your home’s appearance from the sidewalk is an invitation in itself with a combination of stone and vertical siding, custom oval window, copper topped bay window and arched porch entryway.
There’s lots of room for sleepovers with 4 bedrooms- 3 upstairs and the main master downstairs. To pamper guests, one bedroom upstairs is also a master with whirlpool tub, shower, double sinks and spacious wardrobe with shelving. A powder room is located conveniently close to the front door, and the great room furniture is arranged in a semicircle around the fireplace while light shines in through the bay window. The kitchen with its large island / breakfast bar is open to the dining area and includes a backdoor out to the porch. In total, this home offers 2266 square feet of living area.
Colonial style columns span the front porch of House Plan 86148, and above are two wide doghouse dormers which are connected in the middle to create more space upstairs. While enjoying your picnic in the front yard, you smile at your daughter as she points at the rooster weather-vane perched on the cupola- this is her favorite feature of the house.
A total of 2994 square feet leaves room for 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and you can even expand the living space into the future rec room over the garage. Connecting the main house with the garage is a utility room and mud room where the family will enter from the smaller front porch. From the main front porch, we have access to the foyer with open ceiling, staircase and formal dining room. The master bedroom includes all the expected amenities, plus a couple of exit doors leading to the back porch. Other bedrooms are upstairs, but most of the time your family is sure to gather in the great room which is open to the kitchen with its huge center island / breakfast bar.
Contributing Author: Bonnie Drew is a blogger and customer support/sales specialist for The COOL House Plans Co. and Family Home Plans. For more information or questions about our plans, you can reach Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org.