Country House Plan 52654 | 3067 SF living space | 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
Christmas lights twinkle in the foreground, and snow falls softly onto the steeply pitched roof of this handsome country home. A beautiful mixture of materials adorns the exterior—brick and stone promising resilience against the elements of a harsh winter, and cedar shingles promising warmth and comfort. Beckoning you home is a large front verandah which wraps around the left corner to a side entrance.
On the porch, notice the decorated window shutters as you are drawn toward the halo-like effect of the sidelights around the front door. A tiled entryway is well-equipped for winter traffic. Two closets are waiting to receive your heavy coats, and make sure you leave those muddy boots in the corner.
Inside, the staircase designates the separation of rooms. Turn to the left to join family members around the dining table, and look up to see the hostess coming in from the kitchen with a tray full of turkey. Like the wide dining room entryway, traffic flows easily through the kitchen and into the living room around the corner. You can further clear the space for entertaining by throwing open the French doors on the opposite side of the fireplace.
The homeowner will appreciate the kitchen’s walk in pantry and bar counter space. A bright and sunny office could be created in the breakfast room, and a door leads to the back deck so you can quickly walk outside to clear your mind if work is bogging you down. Also on the main floor is a laundry room with access outside. The double garage provides 851 SF of storage and stairs to the basement.
All four bedrooms are located upstairs, making this an excellent design for parents who want to be close to their children at night. The office could also double as a 5th bedroom in a pinch. All amenities are provided—the shared bathroom includes a double vanity for busy mornings, and each bedroom has a walk in closet. The master bathroom includes the double vanity as well, plus shower, tub and private water closet.
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