House Plan Profile
This large country-style duplex gives you two for the price of one. Both three-bedroom units have a charming railed and covered porch up front and a garage at the rear, but they are far from being mirror images. Their covered patios are well out of earshot of each other, while the shapes and sizes of the rooms vary. Each has a large, bright gathering space.
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Parkridge is two homes under one roof
At first glance the Parkridge looks like a roomy contemporary country home. That's up until you notice the two front doors.
The roof of this large dwelling actually shelters two three-bedroom homes. They are fairly similar in square footage, but are laid out somewhat differently. This plan would be ideal for two families who wish to live closely but with a clear separation of space.
Or the owners might prefer to live on one side and rent out the other. Either way, both sides are quite private, due to a doubly thick wall between them, plus widely spaced patios.
Both have a railed and covered front porch and a powder room just inside the entry. In each, the garage is at the back, and a good-sized utility room fits between the garage and the G-shaped kitchen. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are upstairs.
Now for the differences. Unit A has a slightly larger garage and dining area. Its covered patio is at the rear, where it's easily accessible from the kitchen. Natural light spills into the wide-open gathering space through two windows spaced along a long straight exterior wall.
Unit A's G-shaped kitchen is slightly smaller than unit B's, while its utility room and owners' suite are larger.
Unit B has a direct entry door from the garage into the house. Its kitchen is larger and bounded by a longer eating/conversation bar. The gathering space is less rectangular because the living room's exterior wall extends out further than the dining room wall. Sliding glass doors there open onto a covered patio on the side. The coat closet near the front entry in the Parkridge's B unit is also a bit larger than the one in unit A.