Retired Couple Finds Perfect Floor Plan

A couple headed towards retirement contacted me a few weeks ago. They were looking to downsize from their current home of 3,000 sq. ft. and wanted a one-story floor plan. It was important that they still have enough living space for their children and grandchildren to stay and visit. After searching through several of our house plans, I came up with the Jasper. Just shy of 1,500 sq. ft. this three bedroom, split-floor plan seemed ideal! With its decorative and vaulted ceilings, it gives the illusion of much more space.

My customers loved the open floor plan and thought the breakfast room would be perfect to serve up a big brunch when the grandchildren came to visit. The split floor plan also allows them to enjoy their own space and privacy. I sold them the plan, and asked them to please send pictures when the construction of their new home was completed!

4 thoughts on “Retired Couple Finds Perfect Floor Plan

  1. I really love this house plan! Can you send me the plan number?

  2. I agree. It’s a great house plan and it’s called the Jasper, Plan 2803.

  3. Joan Gonsalves

    Now single and retired I am looking for a house plan to construct a house in the Caribbean (children & grand children live in USA & Canada). The land is gently sloping; the lot size is 18,618 sq ft and a ten minute walk from the beach.
    As a young girl I grew up in the Caribbean but lived in North America most of my life, at retirement I am returning to my homeland to live especially during the winters. However, I find that most of the beautiful houses on the island are replaced by “American style houses” meaning toooo much concrete. The beautiful homes of yesteryear are gone. No, they were not destroyed by hurricanes (because there are a few very old homes here and there) but the beautiful homes with outdoor living and dining spaces with shutters for protection are all gone. Why? I have no idea. I have checked on line for vacation style homes, Hawaiian homes etc, yet the picture in my mind of a typical Caribbean style home is nowhere to be found. I need all rooms on one floor (although sloping top of land is assessable from private road) , I am not rich, so I DO NOT require a mansion. Three bedrooms large and airy (may have to go two with study), 2 1/2 bath rooms master en-suite (showers in bath rooms with no bath tubs) possible skylight (maybe later off master bedroom a soak tub in a garden effect) Both dining and living spaces would be in an “open environment by utilizing a huge verandah concept” and an indoor study with TV, computer etc. with the sitting area having room to accommodate a hideaway-bed. Kitchen with breakfast nook patio effect bring in the sunlight here the more the better The laundry room should have space for washer & dryer enclosed from the elements, however, require an outdoor type drying area for laundry – (open but with a roof covering) Clothes dryer when necessary would be for rainy season. The outdoors would have minimum lawn area (soil on island is rich volcanic but a lawn utilizes too much water for proper upkeep) therefore, lots of space for shrubs and both shade & fruit trees.
    The Lot 18,600 sq. ft… However, house size approx. 1700 sq ft max 2000 sq ft. Later, the children/grandchildren would have the option of erecting a cottage or two.
    Note if having an upper floor would cut costs, (possible less expensive due to smaller roof) then have master suite on first floor and ½ bath and study on first floor and two bed rooms with one full bath upstairs. There are many retirees originally from the Caribbean returning to their homeland for retirement. How about having house plans along the lines outlined here?

  4. Hi Joan,

    No need to panic, we have plenty of house plans that fit your requirements. In fact, we had Mary browse through some of more popular collections to find you several plans which she thought you would be interested in looking at. They are The Montego, The Beechwood Ridge and the 1114 House Plan. We have plenty of plans for you to choose from. A good place to start is our advanced search page, where you can select most of your home preferences and narrow you search. Please give Mary a call at 866-214-2242 and she would be happy to help you find a plan so you can build your new Caribbean home. You

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