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Plan 928-247

Plan Description

The Carlton Shores by Visbeen Architects harkens back to the Arts & Crafts movement, while at the same time exuding contemporary appeal. Simplicity rules the interior of the home, letting the dramatic views shine. Every wall is dominated by glass to create a spacious, open atmosphere. The angled wooden staircase with its high ceiling gives the impression of climbing into the trees. A soaring two-story vaulted ceiling covers the indoor pool area, which includes a kitchenette and sitting room. In the main gathering areas, the kitchen island seats six and opens to the living room. Upstairs, the ultra-deluxe master suite includes a spacious fireplace-warmed bedroom, private deck with room for a tub, a large shower, and walk-in closet that opens directly to the laundry room. A bonus guest apartment treats visitors with a private kitchenette, living area, and bedroom. This home was recognized at the 2012 American Residential Design Awards in the Custom Luxury category.
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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Bedrooms : 4
Baths : 6
Stories: 3
Garages: 2


Depth : 94'
Height : 39' 4"
Width : 120' 6"


Total : 7829 sq/ft
Basement Living: 1655 sq/ft height 10'
Bonus: 634 sq/ft
First Floor: 3236 sq/ft height 12'
Second Floor: 2694 sq/ft height 9'
Third Floor: 244 sq/ft height 10'
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.


Primary Pitch : 8:12
Roof Framing : Truss
Roof Type : Asphalt

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish : Siding/Stone
Framing : Wood - 2x6

Bedroom Features

Formal Living Room / Parlor
Guest Suite
Split Bedrooms
Upstairs Master Bedrooms
Walk In Closet

Kitchen Features

Kitchenette Wet Bar
Walk In Pantry Cabinet Pantry

Additional Room Features

Exercise Room
Hobby Rec Room Game Room
Main Floor Laundry
Master Sitting Area
Media Room
Open Floor Plan
Storage Area
Upstairs Laundry
Wine Cellar

Outdoor Spaces

Covered Front Porch
Covered Rear Porch
Screened Porch


Bedroom 2:

width 17' 6" x depth 12'

Bedroom 3:

width 12' 6" x depth 13' 6"

Bedroom 4/Guest Bedroom:

width 12' 7" x depth 9' 6"

Bedroom 5:

width 15' 10" x depth 14' 6"


width 13' x depth 13' 2"

Exercise Room:

width 15' x depth 12' 6"


width 35' x depth 23'

Guest Living Area:

width 27' 2" x depth 13'


width 11' 10" x depth 20'

Living Room:

width 12' 4" x depth 18' 2"

Master Bedroom:

width 19' 8" x depth 18' 6"


width 20' 8" x depth 41' 8"


width 35' x depth 16' 3"

Sun Room:

width 16' 4" x depth 10' 8"


width 14' 10" x depth 18' 6"

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All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :

  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.

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Framing Options

Wood 2x6

Wood 2x6

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Meet the Designer - Visbeen Architects, Inc

Visbeen Architects, Inc - Every square inch of your home matters; every view, every focal point, every time you turn a corner the design matters, every view out a window is important. We do not have a specific style, what is specific about us is that we design a home as well as possible, and we design it with excellence.   As principal of Visbeen Architects in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, leads a creative team dedicated to architectural excellence. One of the state's top architectural firms, Visbeen Architects provides architectural planning and interior design services to homeowners and business owners across the nation. The firm focuses on designing and developing master-planned communities and custom residences with more than 1000 designs completed. Inspired by custom details, craftsmanship and the architectural styles of the past—including Shingle, Mission, and English Tudor—all are nonetheless designed for modern living, with open spaces, convenient kitchens, and family-friendly floor plans. The firm has been the recipient of many national awards, including the awards for Best Custom Home in the Midwest Region and Best in the South Atlantic Region from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The firm has been honored with numerous Best in American Living Awards as well as many awards from the American Institute of Building Design.

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