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Florence (401-48)

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The medium-sized Florence (401-48) utilizes its space well. The lap siding and wood shake roof gives the exterior a look anyone would be proud to show off to friends. Ideally suited to a family with growing children or empty nesters that need room for the visiting grandchildren and out-of-town guests.

This practical floor plan has two diminutive bedrooms positioned at one end of the house. This arrangement allows teenagers or guests to retain a great deal of privacy while still maintaining an overall feeling of togetherness. A full bathroom and hallway are placed in-between the two for added privacy.

The focal point of this home, however, is the living room/dining room area. With vaulted ceilings, this great room concept permits traffic to flow smoothly throughout the central portion of the home. A large open fireplace with an adjoining entertainment center gives the family a cozy location to talk over the day's events, watch a favorite television program or just sit and revel in each other's company while a warm fire takes away the winter chill.

The efficient, walk-through kitchen lets the cook participate in the goings on while preparing meals. A walk-in pantry has lots of space for canned goods, while an adjacent storage closet is available for those odds and ends you can't do without.

Step down to the back patio and a barbecue for the whole gang is no trouble at all, weather permitting.

The sizeable master suite, with vaulted ceiling, features a huge walk-in closet where clothes can be hung and accessed without worry. The private bath has an oversized shower and twin basins that eliminate competition for mirror space on those hectic mornings. Across the hall, a utility room has an entrance to the garage, making it easy to bring in bags of groceries or other supplies while staying dry.

The FLORENCE (401-48) is our plan of the week. For a limited time, we are offering up to 15% off construction plans for this design. Call us at 1-800-562-1151 or visit us on line at www.ldiplans.com for details. A $25 study plan is also available consisting of: an artist rendering, elevations, floor plans, and cross section. Order online or search hundreds of other designs including garages, multi family, and standard and luxury homes at www.ldiplans.com. Order this week to save up to 15% off construction plans using the discount code (LWD13) or send payment to Landmark Designs, Inc. PO Box 5625 Eugene, OR 97405, remember to indicate FLORENCE (401-48) and code.

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