Classic Architecture – Georgetown

I call architecture frozen music.” – Johann Wolfgang van Goethe 

Georgetown, this classic European/French Country home brings you 4500 sq. feet, 3 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths of elegant style and charming living spaces.  Classic architecture is like frozen music – its beauty, emotion, and vision, inspire us to create, it is part of what makes building your house a unique experience.  Living Concepts brings a beautiful plan, a tune, for you to make jazzy, calm, flowing or energetic.  Or whatever your vision is – because European-style homes take the best parts of several design features from several countries and blends them harmoniously into a song you’ll enjoy singing.

From the double door portico/front porch, step into a foyer and gallery hallway.  A U-shaped stairwell to your left winds up to the second story. You’ll notice your living and dining areas right in front of you, but we’ll get to those later, let’s start with the master suite, which is to your left.

First Floor Living

Classic Architecture – Georgetown

Master Suite

This huge master suite is long – front to the back of the house long.  You’ll be sure to enjoy a master bath with two, single (opposite each other) sink vanities. A soaking tub sits between a shower and a privacy room for the commode. Turn around in this spa bathroom and your walk-in closet is on the left. With a center island, top hanging rods, shelves, and lower storage, you will have fun deciding where to put all your shoes and seasonal clothes. Walking to the main bedroom area, is a short hallway style walkway.  Between the closet and bed area is a spot for a counter to support a coffee machine, a small fridge and a vase of flowers.  Now, the master suite has a tray ceiling adding height and a sense of airiness. Soft paint colors and soft bedding will make this an ideal spot to begin and end your day.  A door leading out to a screen porch will welcome you for a cup of morning coffee or quiet reflection at night.

Classic Architecture – Georgetown

Screen Porch

“Screen porch rules:  Sit a spell, sip iced tea, read a book, feel the breeze, listen to the birds, relax”. – Unknown

Since you’ve walked through the master suite door out to the screen porch, let’s talk about this space.  It is meant for entertaining one or many.  Sit and relax.  Have a party because hors d’ouerves and drinks served out here will always be nice.  Even if it rains.  The screen porch connects to an open terrace, so go ahead and invite all the neighbors, your outdoor living areas can handle it.  Add an outdoor kitchen, tables and chairs and pots with colorful flowers and you’re all set.  Like s’mores?  A firepit will make that treat commonplace.  Crank up the music and dance, this outdoors is as cool as the indoors.

Classic Architecture – Georgetown

Living and Dining Areas

From the screen porch, two sets of double doors open into your living and dining rooms.  You’ll appreciate the size and functionality of this combination room, making it as formal or casual chic as you please.  This area is ‘sunken’, meaning that when you walk from here to the foyer or kitchen or gallery hallway to other parts of the house, you’ll step up.  From the screen porch, the floor is level.  Imagine comfortable seating in the living area and having thrown open wide, the double doors to the screen porch.  Sharing a holiday meal or a casual Sunday night dinner in the dining area will feel homey with dark, rich wood floors and a soft area rug placed under your modern dining set.  The dining area is close to the kitchen and there are two sets of double doors opening here as well.  Walk up a few steps into it so you can plan all your favorite meals.

Classic Architecture – Georgetown

Kitchen, Breakfast and Gathering Room

If this kitchen can’t handle it, you don’t need it.  Go ahead and dream big because this ‘household central’ offers you a lot of counter space, cabinet possibilities, a big island for a cooktop, utility sink, barstools, and just the right place to share wine and giggles with your friends.  Your kids will love making cookies with you in here too.

The eating area is on the back wall, bringing in light through a big window.  Maybe you like cozy, comfortable spaces for eating, so put in banquette seating.  A door leads out to the screen porch.   Tucked in the corner of the breakfast area is a pantry that will be just the spot for cleaning supplies, food staples, extra cooking pots and pans, and where you hide your favorite treats.

Beyond the breakfast/eating area (yes, there is a beyond), is a gathering room.  This is the movie night gathering place, where you relax after a long day, so get your blanket and snacks and just sit a while.  Your fireplace will keep you warm on days and nights when a chill in the air refuses to leave.  If you need to walk and stretch after a long movie night, take a break on your open-air terrace.  A telescope awaits out here,  so point it skyward and be awed.

Classic Architecture – Georgetown

Laundry room, Stairs, Another covered porch and Garage

Back to the gallery hallway and head to the right side of the house.  Beyond the kitchen wall with counters/cabinetry is the laundry room. With a long counter and a utility sink, this laundry room has space to do laundry and fold it too.  Put a pet bed under the cabinets where your 4-legged buddy can have a quiet, restful space.  There is also a second stairwell here that takes you up to the second floor.

From this area of the house, a door leads out to a covered porch (on the front right of the house).  A long breezeway, that can be open, covered, or enclosed, (wouldn’t that be cool to have a windowed breezeway/walkway in the house) leads to your two-car garage.

Second Floor Living

Classic Architecture – Georgetown


Let’s talk about this upstairs area where kids and guests alike will find their spaces to unwind.  Taking the U-shaped stairs, (by the foyer) you walk down a hallway (that is open to below) where 2 suites, each with their own bathroom and walk-in closet are on the left.  Each bathroom has a single-sink vanity and either a bathtub or shower.  One unique feature to this home is that each suite has a door leading to their own small balcony.

At the end of the hallway is a closet for linens.  A second stairwell leads you down to the kitchen for late night snacking.

One of the suites has a second doorway in the bathroom that leads out ‘the backside’ to a hallway taking you to your very private, secluded office.  For conference calls or if you need quiet to work in, it’s here.  Your office is large enough that you can set up a television, a comfortable recliner and take a mid-day break.

Need storage space?  No problem, that’s here too.  On each side of the second floor are doors to attic space that will store everything you want, and probably some things you didn’t realize you still had.  It’s ok.  There’s room for all your things.

If architecture is frozen music, then music must be liquid architecture.” – Quincy Jones

 Need anything more be said?  What music evokes, so does architecture, the sounds, colors, textures, feelings, contentment, and joy are classic traits of both. Now, look at  Georgetown.  Add this plan to your cart, and your head and heart will thank you.

Make this your own.  Welcome Home.

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