What is a map?  Is it a destination or crisscrossing lines of possibilities?  Does it show where you are headed or from where you have come?  Here is what I hope the letters “M.A.P.” can become to you – M = Meaning    A = Abundance  P = Peace.

Coming or going, here or there, peace is a great feeling to surround oneself with, even when the world can feel chaotic, uncertain and upside down.  Discover where your peace lies and make it your daily destination.  Frank Snodgrass, of Living Concepts Home Plans brings you this Paxton (C-2502) .  With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths in a 1.5 story home, this haven filled with comfort and class awaits you.


This 1.5 story Southern Country charmer brings you elements of bungalow and farmhouse styles.   Columns framing your covered front porch, materials of wood and stone and dormer windows on the second story bring the two styles, cohesively, to this welcoming home.

The tall arch frame of your covered porch to your front door instantly adds character and an element of individuality.  Come in, let’s look around.


With the long-range view from your foyer, you will love the 2-story gathering room which is open to the kitchen and sunny breakfast nook.  However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves; take off the shoes that have gotten you through this day, hang your scarf and coat on the pegs and sit on the bench in the foyer for a minute. Breathe.

Yes, the stairwell that winds, like dreams, up to your second floor is here, but leave it for now.  The meaning, the heart, of your home is down here.

In your ‘foyer’ area, there is a powder room just to the east.  A utility room with dual entrance, is to the Northeast and has great space between your washer and dryer for counters and under counter cabinet space.

Compass Rose

Perhaps in your dining room, you will hang a beautiful, unique picture of a compass rose that points and guides you around your home.  North to the kitchen and breakfast area.  Due East to the foyer and toward the garage.  Northeast to the gathering room and master suite.  This dining room, straight south of the kitchen, will be a warm, welcoming space for many great meals, nights of card playing or studying for something important.  Or the floor will be the perfect spot for an inlay of wooden beauty?

Base Camp

Base camp.  Location central.  Gathering place.  Yes, your kitchen.  This kitchen has a wonderful, long island and bar area for plenty of seating.  This is vista central for watching over the breakfast area and the gathering room.  The breakfast area will have you enjoying family conversations, quiet coffee time in the morning and just observing the happenings in the gathering room.

Due North from the breakfast area is the deck and a cool door to that area is waiting to be opened.  Perhaps making the deck the length of the house is possible for you?  Don’t limit the is.


Straight east from the breakfast area is the large gathering room where you might find yourself horizontal on a comfortable couch.  With your fireplace in clear view and a large screen tv above, it seems like this is a perfect spot for Saturday sports watching, a nap or Sunday mysteries.

True North

Your master retreat, east of the gathering room, could absolutely be where you find your ‘true north’.  This relaxing room with tray ceiling, a large walk in closet and master bath of spa quality, might be exactly what you need each morning and each night.  The bath has 2 separate sinks and counter areas.  With a soaking tub and separate shower area, this will fit your mood, whatever the need.

The front wall of the bedroom is shared with the back wall of your two-car garage.


Perhaps your garage is where you like to be alone.  It is your space to tinker around, easily change the oil in your cars or sit in your boat and dream of Summer on a lake.  This is a two-car garage and will fit cars or toys or both.  There is a utility door off the more northeastern corner of this space to the outdoors.

The entry door to the house is in the northwest corner and leads you to your utility/laundry room, which walks you to the area of your kitchen/dining room etc.


Let’s go up the stairs to the additional 2 bedrooms, an open loft and bonus room.

At the top of the steps is an open loft.  This is a great reading space or perhaps cabinets and a long countertop are where you craft, kids to school work or you build floor to ceiling cabinetry for storage.

From the loft space there is a door straight east to the large bonus room.  This bonus room can be storage space, a large guest room, an office – the sky is the limit here.  With two dormer windows, you have the benefit of light and nature streaming in.

West of the loft are two bedroom suites and a jack and jill (adjoining both bedrooms) bath.  A short hallway connects the suites.

The bath has one countertop, but 2 separate sinks, which is ideal. Whether these bedrooms are for guests, growing kids or anything else you chose, these spaces will support and elevate whatever happens in them.


Think of all the fun you’ll have adding decorative elements to your home.  If you liven up your empty spaces here, you will be sure to have the spaces that make you content.  M.A.P.  Meaning, Abundance and Peace are right here for you.

Make this your own.  Welcome Home.


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