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by Myles Biggs
A true ‘move-up’ home, this large two-story was built by DB Homes and has 3,504 square
feet of total living space. The first floor features an open layout with a
family room, den, a high-end kitchen, formal dining room and 1,406 square feet
of living space. The second floor of the home features the master suite, three
additional bedrooms, a bonus room and a utility room – totaling 2,098 square
feet of living space.
After passing through a site-built porch, home owners enter
into a formal foyer area. Directly opposite the front door is a coat closet; to
the right are steps to the upper level and an entrance to the dining area and
to the left is an entrance to the living room and a hallway that leads to the
The foyer, hall and steps all feature hardwood floors. The
hardwood carries into the formal dining area of the home, which also features a
coffered ceiling. The home’s gourmet kitchen features upgraded 7 PC Shaker
Spice Maple cabinets with a Mocha Glaze. The kitchen island is painted Linen in
color with a Mocha Glaze to accent the rest of the cabinetry. In addition to
its upgraded cabinetry, the kitchen features multiple storage solutions.
Additional features of the lower level include a half bath,
a spacious family room, a living room complete with a fireplace and sliding
doors that open into a site-built back porch.
The upper level of this home features a spacious master
suite with a large walk-in closet. The master bathroom includes a 48” glass
door shower with ceramic surround, a large drop-in tub with cabinet fronts and
tile decking, his-and-her vanity sinks and added linen cabinet storage. Also on
the upper level are three additional bedrooms, a small office area at the top
of the stairs, a bonus room, a utility room and another bathroom.
Beyond the obvious aesthetic appeal of this home, it is also
Energy Star Qualified. The home makes use of a geo-thermal heating and cooling
system and received a HERS Index of 52 – making it 48% more energy efficient
than the minimum code built home.
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UPDATE: Due to the popularity of this floor plan, we have updated it and made it our House of the Month for December 2013! View the new Drummer Boy Two-Story now.