Modulars: The Maiden II at Premier Homes of the Carolinas
Cliff and I drove to Premier Homes of the Carolinas. I wanted to show him the Garland. We toured the rest of the homes, too.
This one is the Maiden II. It is made with three pieces.
This is The Maiden II. It was much bigger than we were thinking of, but we loved the idea of the unfinished upstairs that Cliff could turn into workspace.
There were some modular pieces parked in front of it, so I couldn’t get back far enough to get a good photo straight on.
The Maiden II is 1,999 square feet downstairs, plus the unfinished upstairs.
That is bigger than we were looking for. It is a little over 65 feet wide by a little over 39 feet deep.
It has a small front porch which wraps to the left to a larger area.
The door on the left enters into the laundry room.
The foyer has a powder room to the left and an office to the left. The office is 11′ x 12′. Good size! Bigger than one of the bedrooms.
The master bedroom and bathroom are to the right. The other two bedrooms are to the left.
Here is the layout.
The kitchen is just off the dining room. Practical.
The house has an open floor plan. As you walk in the dining room, living room and kitchen make an L. It feels like a family room.
This is the kitchen layout. It is right off the living room. I like a smaller work triangle. You can see how it uses two of the modules.
They put a coffered ceiling over the living room area. Some of the beams are over other areas as well.
A coffered ceiling has a grid of recesses. Sometimes these are raised areas. Often the pattern is created by attaching molding to the ceiling.
The model has a fireplace in the corner of the living room.
The master bedroom has a trey ceiling.
Trey ceiling or tray ceiling? I don’t know which was originally correct, but now they are interchangeable. Like grey and gray. Language, unlike math, is fluid. If you are wrong long enough you become right.
A tray ceiling is also called an inverted or recessed ceiling. A section of ceiling is raised higher for a three dimensional effect.
The master bath has a walk in shower with tile and the water comes from the ceiling. It has a separate little room for the toilet. (One of those things I hate that everyone else seems to like.)
The soaker tub is just for looks. Those sides are so steep it would not be relaxing to soak in.
There are options. The one on the right gives more closet space. I am a big fan of closet space. It would probably be possible to take out that wall around the toilet.
The stairs are finished and lead up to an unfinished second story.
Palm Harbor, the company that makes this house, calls this a cape. This would be ideal for Cliff to use as a workplace.
A perfect place to put all of Cliff’s computer stuff.
The stairs open up sort of in the middle and there is plenty of space upstairs.
You can also see how the house is built. It is normal lumber and materials.