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Floor Plan Profile: Guana Cay

Guana Cay - 2 Story House Plans

When it comes to choosing a new home builder in Jacksonville Beach FL and the surrounding area, there’s really only one name you need to know: Glenn Layton Homes. With decades of experience and a real respect for the coastal home tradition and the surrounding area, Glenn Layton Homes builds true dream homes. From sprawling ranch-style homes to multi-story homes with balconies and wrap-around porches, there’s something for everyone. One fantastic design is the Guana Cay, which incorporates coastal historic elements into a modern, comfortable home.

Guana Cay is a two-story, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with 4,492 square feet and a turret of sorts that truly gives this home some stunning coastal style. There’s also a three-car garage that passes for a two-car garage so that the exterior isn’t taken over by the garage. The arrangement leaves the facade beautifully balanced, especially with the central covered front porch and the covered balcony above it, which complements the windows of the turret-like structure.

The facade of the building is already eye-catching, yet somehow perfectly natural for a Florida coastal home. The turret, which houses the stairs to the second floor, is reminiscent of historic Florida structures from the old forts to the Mediterranean towers that pop up regularly in classic Florida architecture. Like all Glenn Layton Homes, Guana Cay is eye-catching in an elegant, natural way that makes people fall in love with these home designs.

You’ll really fall in love with the Guana Cay when you discover the interior layout. This home truly incorporates indoor/outdoor living at its best, with open airness thanks to great views and high ceilings. You enter into the foyer, which is open to the second floor for a bright, warm, welcome. The front door is located in the center of the home and it leads you past a semi-open formal dining room on one side and the stairs in the turret on the other, directly into the spacious living room, which includes a fireplace for those chillier winter evenings.

From the living room, the sides of the home seem to stretch out like welcoming arms, providing privacy to the expansive outdoor living area. Double doors — and lots of windows — lead out to the covered porch from the living room. From there, the covered porch leads to the pool deck, with the pool directly in front, giving you a calming watery view even in the living room. There’s even a waterfall built into the pool to add to the view and the sense of being in a luxurious retreat. Just off to the side of the pool is a covered pavilion offering even more indoor/outdoor living space, perfect for entertaining, relaxing with a book, or even doing a little work from time to time.

Inside, there’s an open-plan kitchen off the side of the living room with a walk-in pantry, eat-in kitchen island, and a breakfast nook that looks out onto the back patio area. Just off of the kitchen is a small study, along with multiple entrances from both the outdoors for those coming in from the pool, as well as an entrance leading from the garage. Both help contain any mess and provide convenient drop points.

On the other side of the home, you’ll find a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet in the front of the home, and a truly luxurious owner’s suite that takes up the rest of that side of the house. The owner’s bedroom has doors leading directly out to the pool area, while the spa-like bathroom features a large shower and a separate soaking tub, and two separate walk-in closets. There’s also a laundry room and linen closets that separate the two bedroom areas.

Now it’s time to take the beautifully turning stairs up to the second floor. This floor is smaller and only covers the central part of the home, but it includes two spacious bedrooms, a bathroom, a small terrace accessed from both of the bedrooms, along with a bonus area/loft that leads out onto the front balcony. Imagine the cool cross breezes and the sense of tranquility just on this floor alone!

This is an exquisite home with so many features that you can fine tune to meet your own personal needs and tastes. When it comes to coastal living, the Guana Cay floor plan is one of the most outstanding designs from any new home builders in Jacksonville Beach FL. To see for yourself, contact Glenn Layton Homes today to learn how this dream home could become your reality.

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