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The Fisher

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

This 2 story home is perfect for any coastal setting. It offers spectacular views and an open floor plans. Leisure space includes a covered balcony, screened porch and a waterfront breakfast nook. The master bedroom and laundry are located on the second floor (main living floor). The first floor has a 2 car side entry garage as well as 2 additional bedrooms, a study and a larger rear porch.

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The Sweetwater

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

The Sweetwater is a two-story home perfect for a coastal or suburban lot. It’s open floor plan is ideal for today’s busy life. It boasts 6 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths with an optional fifth bedroom/media room located over the garage. In addition, it includes a full basement which includes a separate bedroom and living area along with a full bathroom. Outdoor living expands via a covered front porch as well as a screened in porch in the rear. The second floor laundry room is perfect for today’s busy family.

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The Oceanview

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The Oceanview is a 4-bedroom, 3-1/2 bath two-story home designed with a coastal view in mind at the front of the home.  A unique feature of this house is its easy access to the finished ROG for recreation, office, media room use or 5th Bedroom. The two-story porch offers extra height and privacy to front porch enjoyment.  Household outdoor living is further provided with a screened in porch located on the first floor, rear of the house.

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The Asbury Park

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The ASBURY PARK duplex is perfect for a narrow beach or urban lot. At only 28 feet wide, this plan offers 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths. The dining area on the main floor could easily be converted into a 4th bedroom making this plan extremely flexible. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining and the balcony’s on each floor give you the an enjoyable outdoor living space.

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The O’Connel Guesthouse

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The O’Connel Cottage is a small 3-bedroom “Katrina” style home designed for a working class household in Louisiana who were rendered homeless in the wake of the 2005 hurricane that devastated New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Mary Anne Cusato and other architects have promoted such designs as ‘The New Economy Home’. Our version is especially suited for a very shallow lot depth. Our Katrina Cottage has a similar footprint but the staircase was relocated allowing for a more open floor plan.

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The Beach Park West

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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The Portland

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Portland is a traditional bungalow style home with a front loading attached garage. The open floor plan is typical of a common bungalow. This floor plan features a downstairs master bedroom along with 3 additional bedrooms on the second level. The room over the garage can be used as an additional (5th) bedroom, game room or office. It is accessed from the landing of the stairway.

At only 40 feet wide, this is the perfect house for a narrow urban lot.

The Kane Bungalow is the identical floor plan minus the attached garage.

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The Dunes Retreat

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The Dunes Retreat is a one-story rental/vacation style home. This house plan is created for a coastal dune environment. It provides a spacious interior for 3BRs in a total living area of 1,700SF, with cathedral ceiling windows open to the sky in the Family Room. In addition this plan is designed for a complete finished basement with a full bathroom offering entertainment living area for overnight guests and parties. An attached garage is designed with an access ramp to allow easy access to the house. The large wrap porch allows you to enjoy the coastal views.

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The Raleigh

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

At only 30′ wide, The Raleigh is an Arts and Crafts style house perfect for a narrow lot. The floor plan features 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the second floor as well as 1 full bath on the first floor. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet which is accessed from the master bathroom. The attached side loading garage is located in the rear and offers an entrance to the sunroom. The open floor plan is popular with today’s life style.

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The Church Point Carriage House

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Carriage houses get their name from the out buildings of large manors where owners stored their carriages. Today, carriage houses generally refer to detached garage designs with living space above them.

The Church Point Carriage House offers has a separate bedroom and bath as well as a complete kitchen facility. This design would be perfect for extended family or as a rental or care givers cottage.

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The Riverview

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

At only 30′ wide, The Riverview is a 4 bedroom 3 bath Arts and Crafts style house perfect for a narrow lot. The floor plan features 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the second floor as well as 1 bedroom and full bath on the first floor. The master bedroom features his and her walk-in closets as well as a master bath featuring a two sink vanity. The upstairs laundry is perfect for today’s busy family.

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The Ocean City

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The OCEAN City is a two-story four-bedroom home, ideal for a coastal or urban neighborhood setting. Under 2,200 SF total, this house plan has three spacious second floor bedrooms, with an additional large bedroom and full bath located on the first floor. At only 29 feet wide, this floor plan is ideal for a narrow urban or coastal lot. The attached side loading garage located in the rear is a feature you don’t find on many house plans.

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The Sonoma

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The SONOMA is an affordable three-bedroom home designed for a narrow urban lot.  The downstairs front room could be used as either a dining room, 4th bedroom  or an office. The first floor full bathroom makes this plan extremely flexible. The upstairs laundry room is very spacious and is centrally located to all of the bedrooms.   If you enjoy outdoor living, this plan offers a front porch as well as a back porch and a second floor balcony which is easily accessible from the upstairs hall.

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The Ventura

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The Ventura house plan offers flexibility and ample space. For a growing family, there is plenty of room for everyone, while empty nesters may value extra bedrooms that can double as home offices, craft rooms, or exercise studios.

With just over 3,000 SF total, this house plan has three spacious second floor bedrooms, including a generous master bedroom suite. The open living arrangement on the first floor is perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. The first floor bedroom offers great flexibility for use as an office, or craft room.

The two car, side loading garage is perfect for the suburban life style.

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Brunswick – four bedroom 2.5 bath

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The BRUNSWICK – four bedroom two story narrow lot house plan with a two car front loading garage is perfect for both urban and suburban narrow lots.

This plan is a two-story Arts and Crafts style four-bedroom home with a front loading two car garage.

With a building width of only 40 feet, this house plan has been designed to fit on a narrow urban and suburban lots with room to spare. Under 2,300 SF total, this house plan has three spacious second floor bedrooms, along with a generous master bedroom suite. The open living arrangement on the first floor is perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. The upstairs laundry is very popular.

The two car, front loading garage is perfect for the suburban life style.

To view a data sheet on this house visit www.gmfplus.com/brunswick.html

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The Burlington

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Our model house name for The BURLINGTON is not named for the coat factory but for the largest city in Vermont that was ranked by Forbes magazine in 2010 as one of the “prettiest” towns in America.  In 2007, the city was named one of the top four “places to watch” in the United States by AARP. The ratings were based on what was perceived as ideal qualities for older residents. Criteria included the factors which make a community livable: new urbanism, smart growth, mixed-use development, and easy-living standards.  In 1978 the ice cream enterprise Ben & Jerry’s was founded in Burlington in a renovated gas station.

burlingtonWe think our compact 4-bedroom home would look great on one of the urban streets that overlooks Lake Champlain.  A variation of the
this plan could be created to include a basement that would make it ideal for its namesake.

 

 

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  • GREGORY M. FRECH

    Urban Underbelly is a blog that seeks to share the back stories of successes and struggles in achieving the visions of New Urbanism, especially in Hampton Roads, Virginia

    New Urbanism: is a city planning and architecture movement directed at the creation and restoration of vibrant neighborhood places: centralized, sustainable, walkable and socially diverse.
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