A strong window pattern defines this elegant façade and connects
its central form to the outlying wings.
Inside the front door, a two-story center entrance 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 extended family room has a cathedral
ceiling and a fireplace against the far wall; two sets of 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 to the hall below. At one end
of the hall are two bedrooms and a study. At the other is a large master
bedroom looking out over the front lawn. Past a pair of walk-in closets,
the master bath features dual vanities, a glass shower, and a separate
tub. A private back staircase through the mudroom leads to attic space
and a huge bonus room over the garage.
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.