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Colonial Home with Screened Porch

Plan 11609GC

  • 1,370


  • 3


  • 3


  • 2


About this Plan

  • This compactly designed house is so efficiently arranged that it incorporates all the features of much larger homes while allowing the construction cost to remain modest.
  • The additions of garage and screened porch extend the street facade to an impressive breadth.
  • A deeply recessed entranceway shelters visitors.
  • The first impression upon entering the beautifully proportioned foyer is that of a roomy, traditional American home.
  • The large living room with curved corners spans the entire left side of the home with two perfectly aligned archways on either side of the foyer.
  • Both the living room and the formal dining room are refreshed with healthy cross ventilation.
  • The dining room is so designed as to eliminate the need to negotiate table and chairs when moving from one room to another.
  • Generous counter space can be found in the kitchen along with a useful floor-to-ceiling pantry.
  • Pocket doors close the kitchen off from view when entertaining.
  • A triple window bathes the stair landing with light and illuminates the wide second floor passage.
  • This passage leads to the three bedrooms and to one of the two bathrooms.
  • Both the minor bedrooms enjoy cross ventilation and feature arched alcoves to hold dressers, which would ordinarily protrude into the room.
  • The generously-sized master bedroom has cross ventilation, two closets and a private bathroom, completing the upper floor.
  • A large roof over a roomy attic will allow for future expansion, and will easily accept the addition of dormers and skylights.
  • Related Plans: Want a different exterior? See house plans 11607GC and 11608GC. Need a lower level in-law suite complete with kitchen? See house plan 11612GC.

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Plan details

Square Footage Breakdown

  • Total Heated Area: 1,370 sq. ft.
  • 1st Floor: 665 sq. ft.
  • 2nd Floor: 705 sq. ft.
  • Basement Unfinished: 483 sq. ft.


  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full bathrooms: 2
  • Half bathrooms: 1


  • Width: 30' 8"
  • Depth: 23' 0"
  • Max ridge height: 33' 0"

Foundation Type

  • Standard Foundations: Basement

Exterior Walls

  • Standard Type(s): 2x6

Ceiling Heights

  • Floor / Height: Lower Level / 8' 0" First Floor / 9' 0" Second Floor / 9' 0"


  • Framing Type: Stick

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