The Shasta is an outstanding home design, inside and out, and with the Shasta XL, you get the already great floor plan with additional upstairs space. The Shasta XL gives homeowners plenty of great options with three to five bedrooms, 2.5 to 4 bathrooms, a three-car garage, and 3327 square feet of amazing living space. This is an excellent choice for those who want even more flexibility and options.
The first floor of the Shasta XL is just like the Shasta, which is already a fantastic home design in its own right. From the well-lit entry with transom and side windows surrounding the front door, an elegant coffered ceiling hallway leads you into the home. Along the hallways, you’ll find an arched entrance to the dining room on one side and the standard den on the other side. For those preferring additional bedrooms, it is possible to convert the den into a bedroom.
As you continue down the hallway, you’ll find another arched entrance that leads into a smaller hallway that includes access to the powder room on one end, and access to the master bedroom suite on the other. Arched entrances lead to both spaces adding to the beauty of the home’s interior. There is also the option to turn the powder room into a full bathroom when the den is used as a fourth bedroom. The master bedroom is like a spacious retreat with a large bedroom, an en suite bathroom that includes a soaking tub, separate shower options, large dual-sink vanity, linen closet, and separate water closet. The bathroom is large enough for two people to get ready together easily, and also includes access to the sizeable walk-in closet.
Storage is important in any home and the Shasta XL provides plenty, with linen closets throughout the home, large walk-in closets, and even a dedicated storage closet at the end of the entry hallway. The entry hallway also leads you directly into the great room, which lives up to its name with extensive windows, for great natural light. Because the great room has a 12-foot ceiling, there are also transom windows built in for even more light. There’s even a coffered ceiling to finish off the stunning visual impact this room makes.
Next to the great room is the kitchen, with plenty of cabinet and counter space, as well as an eat-in island that includes a double sink. The kitchen area also has a nook that is perfect for more casual dining or as a play area for children or an extension of the great room.
A horizontal hallway runs much of the width of the home, passing the great room, kitchen, which has an arched entrance onto the hallway, the walk-in pantry, a door to the garage, a large laundry room, another linen closet, two bedrooms, and the other full bathroom. In addition, there’s a butler’s pantry with arched entrances that leads into the dining room. This serves as an excellent staging area for hosting dinners or it can be used as a wet bar with the inclusion of an optional sink and cabinet. Off this hallway is also the stairs to the upper floor, which puts the XL into this home.
Upstairs, you’ll find a space that can serve a variety of purposes. Although it is not a complete second story, it is an incredibly spacious area that can be used as a bonus room with an optional built-in desk, making it a great place for older kids to hang out and study, or it can be used for a variety of hobbies or even a home cinema. Another option is to include a walk-in closet for additional storage, along with a full bathroom for convenience. A third option is to turn part of the space into an additional bedroom with a flex area, optional desk, and full bathroom, providing more living options, including multi-generational living.
The Shasta XL has a great flow to the home’s layout, upstairs and down, offering both privacy for the bedrooms and a real feeling of openness in the central living area. As with all Garrette Custom Home designs, there are also a variety of options available that add convenience, space, and style to the home. Among some of the options available for the Shasta XL home design are:
- Tray Ceiling in Dining Room and Master Bedroom
- Gas Fireplace with Surrounding Built-ins in Great Room
- Skylight in Second Bathroom
- Additional Windows Throughout the Home
- French Doors and Closet in Den/Fourth Bedroom
- Sink and Cabinet in Laundry Room
- Door and Full Walls Upstairs at Top of Stairs
The Shasta XL is a beautiful home with a great layout to fit a variety of lifestyles. If you really like this home but find you need even more space, then consider the Shasta XXL. Contact Garrette Custom Homes today to learn more about the Shasta home designs and find the one that is your perfect fit.