Downsize – The Asherton Plan

“It’s not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we want to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching to see what we do with ours.”Joyce Maynard

European Style

Are you a new empty nester?  Have you been one for a while and looking to finally downsize your living space?  Well, this Asherton plan by Living Concepts could be the right one for you.  With just shy of 1800 square feet, you still have enough room for comfortable living in 2 stories, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  This home works well on     a narrow, shorter lot.

Asherton is European and French Country in style.  European means its materials and details are influenced by several countries in Europe, which in turn, are influenced by the natural building materials available and climate.  Have snow?  Steeper roof slope.  The French Country chateau-esque roofline here quintessentially familiar in French Country style.

Arched windows, garage doors and mixed materials, like stucco and natural stone bring feelings of charm and coziness to this home.  Adding planter boxes and a wrought-iron balcony might make you feel that this is a fairy-tale home, but it isn’t.  It is your reality and one to make your own.  Enjoy the journey.

First Floor Plan
Asherton First Floor

Downsize – The Asherton Plan

 “Front of House”

This home is about function and form.  It brings you what you need in nice, manageable sized rooms so you don’t feel closed in, but won’t spend a lot of time cleaning.  The two-story foyer welcomes you, along with a closet and powder room on the right.  A staircase to the second floor is off set to the left and doesn’t intrude.  To the left is your dining room where you’ll be happy to feed your children when they come home to visit.

Downsize – The Asherton Plan

“Back of House”

A door from the dining room leads into your kitchen.  Yes, there is enough space in here to make a meal as big and lavish as you wish, or for the perfect pot of chicken soup on the stove.  A window above your double sink looks out to the back yard.  You’ll be happy to have a pantry nestled between your fridge and counter.  Keeping extra baking supplies, kitchen staples, cooking pots and pans handy is easy in this functional kitchen.  Putting a few barstools at the island counter area makes breakfast serving, or buffet style meals easy.  An eating area might hold a round table for two or four.   Sliding doors here lead out to your patio.  While this is uncovered, you could add a retractable awning for days when the sun is high or the clouds open and rain falls.

Finally, your comfort zone, your entertaining space, welcomes you on the other side of a half-wall from the eating area in the kitchen.  Your family room has a fireplace to enjoy as the chilly days and nights of fall turn into the chillier days and nights of winter.  With big, soft chairs, couches and even a small table against the long, solid wall, you can entertain a few or many.  Building benches with under storage next to the fireplace will increase efficiency and keep clutter at bay here.  (Sounds like an ideal location for a blanket and board games right?)

Downsizing – The Asherton Plan

2nd story floor plan
Asherton Floor 2

 Upstairs – Bedrooms

At the top of the stairs, a hallway takes you in a few directions.  Go left to two guest rooms, or where your college student stays on the quick visits home.  Neither of these rooms have a dedicated bathroom however, a full bathroom is just a few steps away from each.  Both bedrooms have closets, but are not walk-ins.

Down to the other side of the hallway, you pass a very handy, you will love it – second-floor laundry room!  You’ve wanted more convenience and less to manage right?  Well, here it is.  This laundry room has enough space for the washer and dryer, a corner cabinet/counter space and above the washer/dryer, put cupboards and a hanging bar for storing cleaning needs and hangers.  This will be one space in the house where you will find the ‘value add’ to be just that – a real added value in ease, convenience and less stair climbing for you.

From the laundry room, the master suite is in the back, right corner.  Double doors open to your abode.  Your master bath has a long two-sink vanity, soaking tub, separate shower and a small ‘tower’ type (tall and narrow, if you like) linen closet.  Yes, there is a walk-in closet, but it is located off the main bedroom area, not from the master bath.

Downsizing – The Asherton Plan

 Upstairs Storage and Bonus Room

Close to the master suite is a door that leads to a large bonus room and separate storage area.  The bonus room is just the place for when your college kids come home and have friends over – who gets to enjoy the space – you or them……it’s up to you!  This is where you ‘go’ to get away if you wish.  This area is also ideal for a desk and quiet spot to work.  Indulge your hobbies here – from artistic talents to music playing or watching favorite movies on a large screen.  This space is ‘bonus’ remember, use it however it makes you happy.

Downsizing – The Asherton Plan

 “The afternoon of life is just as full as the morning, only its purpose is different.”Carl Jung

Remember, a life that grows and changes will never be an uninteresting one!  Downsizing to Asherton and upgrading to ease with a second-floor laundry room, is a win-win.  Let Living Concepts help bring this exciting new chapter in your life, to life!

Make it your own. Welcome Home.

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