Garages Galore and European Style

What kind of house has more than one door?   

  - A Tudor! 

Bon Jour!  While this isn’t an English Tudor, it is its charming, single-story ‘kissing cousin’; the French Country ‘dreaming’ home. This style is both stately and timeless.  Symmetry of windows, tall, sloping, hipped roof lines and natural exterior materials both define and delight in this plan.  With 3,274 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a spectacular set up of (2) 2-car garages, you will feel ‘estate-like’ living in a comfortable, manageable manner (HPP-28162).   

Your (2) double garages, one side-load and one front-load, will give you all the space, and then some, for your fun weekend convertible, an efficient, eco-friendly golf-cart, room for wood-working or hobby of your choice and plenty of storage.   

From the front of the house you already know that the large, wide windows will let in all that nature shows off.  Imagine your interior rooms bathed in sunshine rays.  Imagine the moodiness that grey clouds and rain bring in.  Picture your plants and candles that will add wonderful elements to Mother Natures.  Dream away and then make this your reality.

Walking into your arched front door, your foyer, dining room and study/office are edged by a grand hall and columns.  This very open, yet still charmed, floor plan will have you yearning for both quiet times and entertaining whenever you can.  Imagine the coordinating rugs you’ll find for the foyer, dining room and office.  Clean, cozy elegance will greet you at every hello.  

 Through your grand hall, step into your great room, with a gorgeous coffered ceiling (series of square, rectangular or octagonal grids in three-dimension sunken or recessed panels on a ceiling) and the illusion of added height is obvious.  This is a very classic, dignified type of ceiling.  In your great sanctuary, it can add an ambiance of formality or coziness.  Your home, your style.   

Your fantastic gourmet kitchen opens right into your spacious great room.  A large island with high- backed stool seating for many, and a cooktop and dishwasher is sure to be a favorite spot for everyone. I can see the seamless waterfall style marble island waiting to entertain you. There is plenty of room for a double-wide refrigerator.  A large pantry rounds out your immediate kitchen prep space.  A breakfast eating area off the kitchen prep space has large windows facing your outdoor grilling porch and backyard. 

Imagine your great room with large double French-style doors that lead out to your screened porch and gas fireplace.  If you prefer, make this screened porch a three-season porch and enjoy it more, than less, of the year.  The porch has a door that leads to the grilling porch as well.  Comfortable, classic wicker furniture with soft cushions and end tables can make this space perfect for peaceful moments, party moments and everything in between.  Chips and guacamole anyone? 

Off a hallway to the left of your great room are two bedrooms and a full bath (not jack and jill style).  Each bedroom has a long closet, although, not walk-in style. 

From the kitchen a small hallway leads to your master suite, as well as to a stairwell leading to a bonus room above the side-load garage. 

Your large master space, with a single-tray ceiling, will be the perfect place to quietly begin and find calm respite, at the end of your day.  A large, open master bath will scream ‘spa’!  A free-standing tub in a corner, vanity with 2 sinks, 2 linen closets and a large shower with bench can absolutely feel both calming and energizing for you. The very long (15 feet) walk-in closet will have you shopping for every season, because there is plenty of room for everything.  One cool, smart feature of this home is the door from your master closet that leads to a laundry room.  This is a unique feature in this home.  Room for a utility sink between your washer and dryer, a hanging rack and plenty of corner counter space will make you wonder why you’ve never had this before.  No more folding and hauling laundry baskets for you, just take your clothes and hang them ‘right next door’ in your closet.  The external laundry room door empties into an area in the corner of the house with a powder room, space for a bench and hooks and a door to your garage.  

Imagine the cool, clean, finished look of your epoxy garage floors.  What is so great about this garage plan is that both garages are internally accessible to each other.  Storing tools, a boat, yard implements, and an extra refrigerator is very easy and handy.   From the side-load garage, there is a utility door to the outside.  Very smart.  Very efficient.  On the backside of the front-load garage is another utility door that leads to your backyard oasis. 

Back in the house, from the ‘hidden’ staircase to the bonus room, you can create an exercise area or great ‘girl-cave’ room.  I suggest it makes the perfect space for storage and ‘attic’ destined items. 

This home has it all.  European charm, elegance, comfort and ease of living is here waiting for you.  Faire de cela votre propre.  Make this your own.  Bienvenue à la maison Welcome home.