The Mt. Pleasant (A Charleston Classic)

The Mt. Pleasant

t. Pleasant, or, as it is sometimes referred to, the "East Cooper", because of its location east of the Historic District and on the Cooper River, is home to some of the older, traditional residential areas.  Neighborhoods such as The Old Village, Hobcaw, Creekside and Molasses Creek are home to everything from deep water estates to cozy bungalows. 

 

Our Mt. Pleasant has the charm of an old Charleston water-side residence with views to the water from just about every room.  Its appearance belies the rather modest size at 2,920 Sq. Ft..  The plan is similar to our "East Bay" with subtle changes to orientation, entrance and arrangement of spaces.

 

 

Compact, efficient and open, the plan unfolds to reveal generous living space considering its 2,422 square feet (2,920 with bonus room).  The double porch, or piazza, is a tradition in Charleston residential design.  It has historical precedence in that it allowed sea breezes to move freely from one end to the other and offered a shaded haven for rooms on both floors.  The deep brown brick foundation, so uniquely Charleston, and the subtly painted siding accented by shutters and iron work of "Charleston Green" add to the famous architectural charm.  Again, the raised seam, metal roof repeats a local theme in color and style. 

 

The entry foyer opens immediately to a sizeable living room and dining area on either side of cased openings framing the entry hall.  An efficient kitchen with sunny breakfast area lie just off the dining and family room.  The kitchen and laundry area are accessible from opposite ends, simplifying circulation to the rest of the house.  A family room with high beamed ceiling and fireplace separate the two car garage from the rest of the house and opens to a spacious, brick terrace for outside dining and entertaining.   

 

 

 

A flight of stairs in the foyer leads to the upstairs with three bedrooms and two full baths.  The master bedroom and one other have separate access to the second floor covered porch.  A linen closet sits at the end of the hall and pull down stairs access the attic for extra storage.  A special feature of this house is the 450 square foot bonus room and bath over the garage.  Accessed through the family room, this space is truly private and would serve as a great guest suite, play room, media room or office.

 

All in all, this compact home offers a very attractive and efficient plan with a lot to desire. 

A "Classic" house plan designed exclusively for the Southern Living House Plan Program.

Plan Details

Three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths

2,920 Sq. Ft. (including bonus rm)

One fireplace

Two car garage

 

Overall dimensions: 43'x78'

 

New! 

Available reversed with garage on back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor

 

Living room  14'-3"x 15'-4"

Dining room  14'-3"x 15'-4"

Kitchen  12'-1"x11'-5"

Family room  16'x14'

Garage  22'-2"x25'-1"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Floor

 

Master bedroom  14'-4"x16'-1"

Bedroom #2  11'-4"x14'-10"

Bedroom #3  11'-7"X14'-10"

 

Bonus room 13'-1"x14'-1"

Bath 8"-2 1/2"x8'-2 1/2"

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