No-nonsense Mallard well thought out
Designed to be built on a narrow lot, the Mallard (405-09) is a no-nonsense duplex with 1,129 square feet of living space on each of its two identical sides. Each unit also includes a one-car garage, with utilities.
Placement of the garages in front of the units allows them to serve an additional function--that of a sound buffer. This feature is especially useful if the home is built on a busy street.
When two families live in such close proximity, the overlap in sound environments can sometimes create problems. This floor plan gives a maximum privacy to the bedrooms by placing them on the outer perimeter, as far as possible from the shared wall. A covered walkway runs alongside the garage to a front door that opens near the small kitchen. Filled with colorful pots of flowers and planter boxes of greenery, this colonnade sends a message of welcome to visitors. Another entrance, through the garage, is handy when parking the car at night, or carrying in groceries.
As in any small residence, counter space in the kitchen is minimal. But the long eating bar offer room for expansion when needed. It also provides partial separation between the kitchen and the daily living area, a combination dining room/living room. Sliding glass doors at the far end brighten the space and allow access to a small patio.
The Mallard (405-09) is our plan of the week. For a limited time, we are offering up to 50 percent off construction plans for this design. Call us at 1-800-562-1151 or visit us online at www.ldiplans.com for details. A $25 study plan is also available consisting of: an artist rendering, elevations, floor plans, and cross section. Order online or search hundreds of other designs including garages, multi-family, and standard and luxury homes at www.ldiplans.com. Order this week to save up to 50 percent off construction plans using the discount code THP67 or send payment to Landmark Designs Inc., PO Box 5625 Eugene, OR 97405, and remember to indicate Mallard (405-09) and code.