People never tire of Colonial designs. Plan APWB-159 is an example of the time-tested Colonial approach that is modest in footprint and long on value.
There is little wasted space. Rooms are uniformly of a good size. At the core of the house is a corridor of dining and living rooms and a covered porch - good spaces for everyday family living.
The kitchen features a center island offset by a dining nook and walk-in pantry. It's ideal for entertaining.
The bedrooms are large. The master suite is tucked into the rear corner with bath (note walk-in shower and twin basins) and abundant closet space.
To top it off, round stave columns at the front porch are reminders of a Colonial past. It worked well then, and still does today. APWB-159 DESIGN DETAILS
Architectural style: Colonial Total square feet, one level: 2,128 Garage: optional Overall width: 57 ft. 4 in., Overall depth: 50 ft. Recommended lot size: 75 ft. wide, 80-90 ft. deep Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Laundry: main level Windows: single or double hung Exterior material: composite siding and brick veneer Foundation: full basement or slab on grade 2 in. x 6 in. stud exterior walls Roof material: asphalt shingles Attic: yes (note false dormers outside attic)
ESTIMATED COST OF CONSTRUCTION (excludes lot)
Northeast $202,160-$234,080 Southeast $178,752-$204,288 Midwest $189,392-$217,056 Northwest $180,880-$200,032 Southwest $204,288-$223,400
"This home is economical to build, and really lives larger than its stated size. The windows have working shutters and authentic hardware. I've put brick veneer on the wings of the home, for that Colonial touch. Above all, I like the traffic flow." - John Guy
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