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Floor Plan Profile: Windward

The Windward is a perfect example of the coastal homes that Glenn Layton Homes — a leading custom home builder in Jacksonville Beach FL — designs and builds. This beautiful two-story home features exterior architectural details that make the home look like a natural part of the environment, while the interior offers luxury, style, convenience, and comfort.

This home design features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a two-car garage, a second floor laundry room, plenty of flex space, and 3,276 square feet to ensure you and your family have plenty of room to spread out comfortably.  From the spacious and welcoming covered front porch to the covered back porch that leads out onto the pool deck, this home has a wealth of features, including a guest suite over the garage, that makes this an irresistible floor plan.

A lot of thought went into this home’s design, starting with the garage, which has a side entrance, rather than having the garage doors facing the street. This really improves the curb appeal of this home. There’s also a gated utility yard outside the back wall of the garage, which provides access to a breezeway with stairs up to the guest suite over the garage, as well as access to the garage, to the interior of the home, and to the front porch, providing plenty of convenient access, while still offering privacy.

Inside the home, there’s an entry foyer with a coat closet on one side and stairs to the second floor on the other. A hallway leads from the stairs to a bathroom and on to a study. There’s also some extra space before reaching the central living room. This extra space could be used for a variety of purposes from a reading nook to a place for a piano or a dedicated chess board table, whatever your lifestyle, hobbies, or tastes. It also connects to the entrance from the breezeway, where you’ll find an elevator to take you to the second floor. This makes this home much more accessible for all homeowners, regardless of age and ability.

The coffered ceiling living room is the heart of the home, with a fireplace for those cozy winter nights when the coastal winds blow. There’s also a wall of glass doors looking out onto the covered back porch, offering an easy transition from indoors to outdoors, not to mention relaxing views. On the other side of the living room you find yourself in the open-plan kitchen and dining area with a butler’s pantry providing some separation from the dining area and the kitchen,  while also offering up a great space for finishing touches when entertaining.

Upstairs, as you enter the second story, there’s a banister open to the lower level, creating a sense of open airiness. This walkway first passes the recessed entrance to the owner’s suite. The suite truly is a luxury suite with a seating area, double doors that lead to an spacious upper porch, a spa-like ensuite bathroom with separate shower and tub, both made for relaxing, and finally a gigantic walk-in closet that is really a dressing room more than a closet.

Past the owner’s suite, there’s a linen closet for convenient storage, and a loft area that the elevator opens onto. Off of the loft is the entrance to another spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and also you’ll find the laundry room, which is large enough to contain a sink and a wall of counter space and storage.

Separate from the main house is the guest suite above the garage. This spacious area is large enough for a bed area with a full bathroom, a comfortable sitting space, kitchenette, and there’s access to additional storage. With its own private entrance, it’s ideal for multi-generational families, guests, and more. Plus, if you didn’t need an additional bedroom, you could turn the space into a recreation room, hobby space, home gym, or whatever suits your lifestyle.

There’s so much to this house and it all flows beautifully and includes wonderful architectural details throughout, not to mention another fireplace on the covered back porch, letting you use the area year round. This is just one example of the stunning homes that Glenn Layton Homes builds, so if you’re looking for a custom home builder in Jacksonville Beach FL, look no further than Glenn Layton Homes. Make the call today to learn more about building your own dream coastal home.

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