The Avery plan in the Cross Gate Community in Columbia Tennessee is an open concept plan for the way we live today. The Avery plan will be built on 1 acre + over sized home sites. This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom combines traditional with modern living. All 4 bedrooms are located on the second floor and this home design is ideal for many family types. The WOW factor of this home starts long before the main entrance with the many elements of brick, stacked stone and accents of board and batten or shake siding and the side entry garage making it a real curb appeal winner. There is a raised bar/island that has room for the chef to work on the lower granite counter all the while allowing room for 4 to be served a meal simultaneously.
The minute you look inside the front door of the Avery plan in Cross Gate, your attention is stolen by the overall beauty and elegance of this plan. The warm hardwood floors and the meandering hardwood treads of this stair case that lead up to the landing and change direction upwards to the second floor. The 2 story foyer kicks in with the high volume ceilings and a chandelier that dances above your head in the light from the window above. To the left is a formal dining room that leads into to an incredible living space of the kitchen and eat in kitchen area. This plan cries out to cook something wonderful here. The layout of appliances and cooking surfaces are well planned out. There is a center island that has additional countertop space, drawer banks and cabinet storage. The overhead cascading birch hardwood cabinets in this kitchen roll up and down along the lines of the ceiling. Included in the Avery plan is a matching birch hardwood desk with a granite countertop. This is an ideal work place for writing recipes, a stopping point to check emails or for kids doing their homework.
The great room takes you back to an elegant time of the past when homes were built with coffered ceilings and included heavy crown molding all built by the warmth of a crackling fireplace. Included is a power strip and a conduit above the fireplace to enable you to place a flat screen television above the fireplace and not have any exposed wires dangling down. You will love the ceramic tile work in all the bathrooms. The master will also include a ceramic tiled shower with a decorative tile strip in the shower and also one above the deep soaking tub.
John Maher Builders is a master builder. John has won numeriuos home building awards in Middle Tennessee and has been voted Best in Business in Williamson County. John takes a unique approach to building his homes in comparison to the many different ways new homes are built today. John builds every home by hand, “Stick Constructed”, using larger sized dimensional lumber placed closer together than many other builders. His floor systems use either 2×10’s or 2×12’s placed a minimum of 16 inches on centers and in some areas it is 12 inches on center. These boards are crossed braced and then he glues, nails and screws upgraded Advantech tongue and groove floor decking down. The roof system is made of 2×8’s on 16 inch centers that are notched out like that of a log home – called a ‘birds mouth joint’ to strongly attached the room to the wall system. Each and every window and door opening has a minimum of (2) 2×10’s to build up these weaker areas that will typically cause breaking in the corners of doors and windows from settling.
So, if you have a desire to live just on the fray of the city, where life is a little simpler and a lot slower and whether you have 2 or 20 guests at once, all can be accommodated in this wide open Avery plan in Cross Gate.
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