The Durham Plan: Traditional

The Durham Plan: Traditional by Living Concepts might remind you of that cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows (lots, for me) on a cool winter or spring evening. The two-story traditional home has that vibe, with a front porch that is wide enough for you and your memories of the people you have loved in your life. Inside, there are four bedrooms, three full baths and one half-bath or powder room.

The Durham Plan: Traditional

What makes the Durham Plan traditional? For one, there is the wide front porch that extends across the home. While the rendering of the front elevation shows horizontal siding and cedar shakes, you know that you can choose the materials you like best for the exterior. The four columns in front are traditional, too. Under the porch eaves, there is brick, another traditional material. To discover the rest of the home, we need to venture inside, though.

The Durham Plan: Traditional

The Durham Plan: Traditional

     The First Floor- Right Side

First, the hot water heater placement is at the far-right end of the garage. Now that’s traditional, right? Then, you walk from the garage into the mudroom. Straight ahead is a reach-in closet, perfect for you to temporarily store your outerwear coming or going. Turn a little, and cubbies with doors are on your left. 

Next, in the right corner of this area, you will find the laundry room, which shares a wall with the garage. Finally, straight ahead from the cubbies, there is a door and a few steps that will take you out to the patio.

The Durham Plan: Traditional

     The First Floor- Left Side

First, from the mud room, you walk into a large open space that includes the breakfast room, the great room and the kitchen. The breakfast room is in the right corner of this space. Place a table in front of the windows here and let the sunshine in! Then, nearly in the left corner, you will find the (traditional) fireplace. Here is the great room, where you will have room for comfortable sofas and chairs you can sink into after a long day. 

Next, the kitchen island has seating around it, plus spaces for a double sink and the dishwasher. Large kitchen appliances are placed among the countertops along the right and back walls. The range is on the left wall. Then, walking towards the front of the home, stairs going up are on your right, as well as a reach-in closet. On your left is the power room.

Finally, as you nearly reach the front porch, the living room or study is on your right. However, on your left is the formal, traditional dining room. Between this room and the kitchen, there is the traditional butler’s pantry, the perfect conduit for storing fine china or keeping dishes warm.

second floor

The Durham Plan: Traditional

     The Second Floor

First, upstairs, there are four bedroom suites upstairs. That is traditional, too! In addition, there is a recreation room on your left as you enter this second floor. On your way, you will find a reach-in closet on your left. Inside the rec room, there is a walk-in closet. 

Then, suite #2 is to the right of the recreation room. It has a walk-in closet. Suites #3 and #4 have reach-in closets. It (#3) has its own bath that includes a single sink, toilet and shower/tub. Suites #2 and #4 share a bath. It has two sinks, a toilet and a shower/tub. 

Finally, the master bath is on the right side of the second floor. There are two walk-in closets, one on either side as you walk into the bedroom suite. The larger closet is on your left. Once inside the sleeping area, turn left and you enter the master bath. There are two sinks, separated by the door. The toilet is enclosed. A soaking tub and walk-in shower complete this space.

The Durham Plan: Traditional


A traditional home, like the Durham Plan, meets your needs for functionality and design, wrapping around you like a warm blanket on a cool evening. More common than most home plans, a traditional home might be just what you are looking for. Look over the plans again, and when you’re ready to purchase the plan, be sure to click on the green button on the right side that says add to cart

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. Oliver Wendell Holmes, sr

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