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2,979 Sq.Ft.
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2 Bay
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House Plan MEN 5000 Main Floor
House Plan MEN 5000 Upper Floor

This stunning European home is one of designer Michael E. Nelson’s all time favorite house plan designs.

With its soaring rooflines complimented by elegant finials and stunning mix of brick and stone siding this European house plan has breath taking curb appeal. Other eye catching features of this home are the castle like turret, beautiful windows and arched entryway.

Heading into this home through the entry porch you will find yourself in the main foyer which displays a lofty 11’ ceiling and opens into the dining room and great room.

The great room flows seamlessly into the kitchen with an open floor plan layout making this space the perfect family gathering area. A fireplace with built-ins on either side creates a nice focal point in the great room while adding elegance tp the space.

This kitchen displays a large island with an eat-at bar and has an attached breakfast nook, a great place for a quick meal before school or between practice and homework.

On the left side of the home you’ll find the spacious bedrooms 2 and 3 which share a jack and Jill style bathroom between them. This jack and Jill bathroom is laid out in a way that each room gets their own private closet and sink space while sharing a room in-between which contains the toilet, shower/tub and a linen closet.

On the side of the home you will also find the entrance from the garage with a kid’s nook, the laundry room, a convenient held bath for guests and the spiral staircase leading to the floor above.

Heading up this staircase you will enter into the upstairs media room as well as a computer center and linen closet. A 4th bedroom and full bath are also located upstairs. If additional space is needed you can finish out the optional bonus room as well as an optional 5th bedroom.
**Note that if the 5th bedrooms is chosen you cannot vault the ceiling in the kitchen and great room below.

Back on the main floor and to the opposite side of the home is the luxurious master suite. The bedroom is complete with a beautiful boxed ceiling and private entry to the covered porch through beautiful French doors. The elegance of the rest of the home is continued into the master bath with a glass shower, whirlpool tub and dual sink vanity.

Other great features of this home include:
The large outdoor living space with fireplace
An optional 3rd car garage bay
The huge master closet
A storage closet in the garage

European Design: Finials
What is a finial?

A finial is the decorative ornament on the top of a roof (or other object such as a fence or flag pole). This decorative element adds elegance and status to your home while complimenting the European features of the home.
These can be an easy way to take you home from beautiful to stunning!

The Media Room
A Great Space For Any Family

A media room can have many uses each one fitting uniquely what you as the homeowner need/want. A media room can be just that a media room! With a tv and comfortable chairs where you can watch a movie or the big game without distub=rbing those in the great room. It can also be the perfect hangout space for your teenagers when they have friends over and you don’t want to give up your relaxing evening enjoying the fireplace and your favorite show. A media room can also serve as a guest room for those who love a night of board games or cards. This space is super flexible in what its use can be but your are sure to find something to use it for no matter who you are!

Customizing This House Plan
Taking This Home From Great To Perfect!

Building a home will likely be the biggest investment you make in your life so why settle? Our group of experienced designers and home plan specialist can help guide you through the process of customizing this, or any of our other plans, to best suit your idea of your dream home. We will help you through each step of the process and in the end you will have the home you’ve been dreaming of!
Ready to start the process of customizing a Nelson Design Group house plan? Send us an email to and be sure to include the plan number, a list of changes you want to make and the date in which you would like to have your completed plans in hand.
Want to know a little more before reaching out? No problem! Check out our Modifications FAQ page.

House Plan 5000 Ivy Cottage, European House Plan


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