Elegant and Traditional

Elegant Traditional Home 

Elegant Simplicity.  Understated elegance.  Whatever you think of a traditional/colonial style home, you must add these words.  Gorgeous.  Elegant.  Understated perfection.  This gorgeous traditional style home (HPP-22870) by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts House Plans, can be as formal or as comfortable as you wish it to be. With 3,362 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, you’ll love this home from day one.   From the elegant exterior of the arched windows in a Georgian stucco style, to the dormer windows on the second story to the classic beauty of your front door entry, this house screams for you to come home.    


The side-load garage gives your home the expansive, seamless look it deserves.   Dormer windows above the garage, from your second story recreation room, will add use, charm and light into the space you’ll want to enjoy every day. Your garage has a separate storage/workshop area.  From your garage entry, you walk into your home and a space that branches to a stairwell to the rec room upstairs, a first-floor powder room and a laundry room with sink. 

From your elegant but not fussy entryway, you walk into a bright two- story foyer.  This can be lit with a trendy multi-armed light fixture or a fancy, sparkly, tiered chandelier at www.luxurylightingdirect.com . This home style lends itself to who you are.  Your feel.  Your zone.  There is a staircase here taking you up to the second floor.  The formality of having opposite living room and dining room off the foyer can offer a blend of casual living and elegant dining.  Craving the right space for your baby grand piano?  The living room awaits.  Arched, elegant widows will enhance the fancy grandeur the piano deserves, but will envelope you in the cozy, safe haven for small ‘performances’ as well.   The tray ceiling in your dining room will add the feeling of height and elegance.  A gourmet kitchen is just beyond your dining room and waiting for you to use your www.vikingrange.com  double oven/range and install your www.winecoolerdirect.com dual zone wine cooler.  From the peninsula island space in your kitchen, a sink overlooks the breakfast area with a raised, vaulted ceiling.  A beautiful round glass topped pedestal table would be gorgeous in this space.  Fits the space, is not visually intrusive and is easy to clean.  From your breakfast area, there is entrance to an outside dining/entertaining, sitting terrace. 

While the terrace is uncovered, you could add a retractable awning, such as ones found on www.sunbrella.com.    You get the best of all worlds.  Shade from too sunny warm days or drizzly rainy ones.  Prefer an al fresco dining night?  It’s yours.  Your terrace has double doors that open into the family room as well.   

The coffered (a ceiling that has recesses or indentations in an overhead surface) ceiling in the family room is not only ornamental but might lessen the ceiling load (weight bearing) of the second story.  This type of ceiling can also improve acoustics in the room.  The fireplace in your great gathering space along with a corner wet bar will provide hours of enjoyment with friends and family. 

On the second floor, which you can access via the staircase in the foyer or the back stairway by your laundry room, you’ll find your master suite, three more suites and a large recreation room.  Your large master suite has a tray ceiling that adds a nice open feel to the room.  With two walk-in closets, there is plenty of room for wardrobes or for keeping seasonal clothing separate.  Your master bath has 2 separate vanities and sinks.  The garden tub is lit, not only with a nice window, but a skylight above.  There is a separate water closet and walk in shower. 

Two other suites on this floor are joined by a ‘Jack and Jill’ ( a bathroom that connects between 2 bedrooms) style bathroom.  This bathroom has a single sink and bathtub. It’s a perfect scenario for families with young children.  Each suite has a closet, but they are not walk-in style. 

The third suite has its own bathroom with single sink, bathtub and closet.  Perfect for guests or a college student, this space offers appreciated privacy. 

Your rec room, with two dormer windows, is an ideal spot for office space, watching movies and even your treadmill and rowing machine from www.nordictrack.com .  With a family, this space can be a second area for your kids and their friends to hang out in.  It can be the right place for a second television on nights when watching a certain show can’t be agreed upon.  If you have aging family members living with you, this is just a few steps from a suite and can be a place to relax and feel comfortable in. 

There is also plenty of walk-in attic storage space on this second floor. 

No matter your style, this traditional, classic home can be as formal or comfortable as you’d like.  Its beautiful exterior and very functional, well purposed interior will ensure years of filling your needs as a growing family, empty nester or care-taker. 

Make this your own.  Welcome Home.