The Manchester two-storie has many characteristics of homes built in the mid to late Federal period. Its front façade is symmetrical, formal and intricately detailed with corner quoins, window pediments adorned with dentils and an elegant gabled two door front entry. An ell and two car garage on the side elevation compliment the main house and give it a greater lateral dimension. Graceful arches and a finely detailed cupola add interest to this façade and further develop the formal nature of this home.

The interior of this efficient home is designed for comfortable family living. The large, eat-in, country kitchen with a fireplace and French doors will be a bright warm place for family interaction and activities. The living/dining room areas are open to each other but can be separated by a set of pocket French doors when an air of formality is required. The study or library can also serve as a first floor guest room. Off the kitchen and garage is a mudroom ell containing a laundry and half bath, to round out the first floor plan.

The second floor of this house contains a gracious master bedroom suite with separate walk-in closet and a comfortable master bath. Three additional bedrooms share a second full bathroom on this level. Optional living space for future expansion can be found on the second floor above the carriage shed. Attached to the mudroom by means of a heated, interior staircase, this bonus room with walk-out upper balcony is the perfect space for a private office, game or exercise room, or an in-law apartment.

This home should be finished in white or an off-white color paint or stain to maintain its air of formality. Trim color, tinted slightly darker, will accent and enhance the exterior detailing. The front and side entry doors should be finished with a darker “colonial” accent color and the roofs should be slate, grey colored asphalt or sawn cedar.


Kitchen with breakfast area and fireplace, formal dining room, living room with fireplace, study or library and rear entry mudroom with half bath and laundry.


Bedrooms (#1, #2, #3), a full bath, and a master bedroom (#4) with a walk-in closet and full bath.


  • 1st & 2nd FLRS                           2700 SQ. FT.
  • Optional 3rd FLR                          820 SQ. FT.
  • ABOVE GARAGE  (2 CAR)           384 SQ. FT.

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