An elegant one-story porch joins the classic, symmetrical central form
of this elevation to the outlying wing, and shelters both the main and
Inside the front door, a two-story center hall opens on the left and
right into a formal living and dining room and at the far end into the
large kitchen. The kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room form an
open, flowing space that extends the width of the house. French doors
separate the living and family rooms, and a bay window in the living
room looks out on the porch. The family-room ceiling rises to two stories,
and a fireplace sits against the far wall; three windows face the deck
and the back lawn. An attached mudroom wing with laundry area offers
a convenient rear entrance into the kitchen.
A main staircase with an open balustrade leads up to a second-floor
hall wide enough for furniture and open on one side to the hall below
with an overlook on the other side to the family room. At the far end
of the hall is a balcony with a view over the front lawn. The large
master bedroom also looks out on the front lawn. Past two walk-in closets,
the master bath features dual vanities, a glass shower, and a platform
The classic, two-story Colonial form conveys a timeless elegance, and
the Cheshire offers a second recessed entrance opening into the oversized
mudroom. Plans for this house have been carefully drawn and include
authentic details. The layout combines a smooth flow and an efficient
use of space. All of the rooms have large windows and will accommodate
optimal furniture arrangements.
You can order the stock house plan or configure it to meet your personal
specifications with the Original Home Plan Tool. The Plan Tool offers
many options, such as an extended master suite, bonus room, or a spare
bedroom above the garage. This house can expand to from 2 to 5 baths
and from 3 to 5 bedrooms. Other interior options include a back stair,
several master bath upgrades, and alternate laundry locations.
The first and second floor ceilings can be raised to 9 feet and the
main house can be lengthened by up to 4 feet. You may choose a 2 or
3 car garage and place the doors on the front or side of your home.
On the exterior, change the siding to clapboard, stucco, shingles, or
brick. Choose from many optional features including porches, roof styles,
and gables to create your own original design.