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It’s not often you come across a gorgeous estate that offers both luxury and practicality. Today’s property takes both luxury and practicality and elevates them to a new level.
I toured the “Monticello” by Caruso Homes while on a recent trip to Bowie, Maryland. Since 1986, Caruso Homes has served Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, and Pennsylvania with award-winning custom homes.
The “Monticello” model boasts two stories of spacious living, four bedrooms, a finished basement, and 8,162 square feet of stunning living space. This home is the epitome of elegance and comfort. Every square inch of the abode showcases pristine attention to detail, from the entryway to the gourmet kitchen.
Caruso Homes “Monticello” Floor Plan + Price
The “Monticello” by Caruso Homes Features:
- 8,162 square feet
- 4 Bedrooms
- Primary Bedroom: 18’0”x18’1”
- Bedroom Two: 14’0”x13’0”
- Bedroom Three: 13’7”x12’11”
- Bedroom Four: 13’7”x13’10”
- 4.5 Bathrooms
- Formal Dining Room
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Two-Story Foyer
- Expansive Primary Suite
- Approximate Price as toured: $1,089,000
Caruso Homes Custom Home Exterior
The exterior of the “Monticello” makes a grand first impression. The facade boasts contrasting warm brick and cool stone that project a classic and timeless style.
A large portico leads to a double-door entryway into the home. Stunning gables decorate the home with even more timeless craftsman-style charm.
The side of the home grants access to a spacious three-car garage with an additional fourth stall that sits off by itself. At the rear of the home, the stone and brick exterior transitions to traditional vinyl siding.
A large back porch and two staircases to access the basement complete the rear of the home. The entire home showcases plentiful windows that allow natural light to stream into the home’s interior.
Caruso Homes Luxe Home Interior Plans
If you’re not a fan of the trendy, open-concept floor plan, you’ll love today’s traditional layout. The interior of the “Monticello” boasts 8,162 square feet of luxurious living space.
Immediately upon entering the home, residents and guests alike are greeted with a grand two-story entryway and wrap-around staircase. While the home does feature a traditional layout, each room seamlessly flows into the next with oversized entryways.
Sitting Room + Sunroom
Directly off the grand front foyer of the home is a comfortable sitting room. The sitting room continues the same warm hardwood floors from the home’s entryway.
This room also includes ornate molding and an entrance into a sun-soaked sunroom. The sunroom boasts a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, tile flooring, and a sliding glass door to access the backyard.
The entry-level of the home includes a convenient wallpapered powder bath with a pedestal sink.
Double glass-paned doors lead to a polished home office.
The office features crown molding, waistcoat paneling, hardwood floors, and an expansive built-in bookcase. The rich wooden bookcase also includes built-in cabinet storage.
A set of pillars on either side leads into an impressive living room.
The living room reflects a comfortable ambiance with a stone-surround gas fireplace and rustic coffered ceiling. Windows flank either side of the fireplace and fill the room with abundant natural light.
Formal Dining Room
The formal dining room resides directly off the front foyer to the left. A charming tray ceiling and molding accents add a luxurious flair to the space. The formal dining room is so robust, it can accommodate not one but two dining tables.
This space is truly meant for a formal and elegant dinner party. Enter the formal dining room through a large entryway just off the foyer, or an additional entryway leading to a hallway adjacent to the living room.
Kitchen + Dining Area
The gourmet kitchen is so expansive it boasts both a breakfast nook and dining area. The oversized dining area offers flexibility and provides access via a sliding glass door to a back porch.
The kitchen itself features a large island, a walk-in pantry, a built-in oven and microwave, and a stainless farmhouse sink. The expansive island includes a convenient prep sink and abundant cabinet storage.
A second staircase just off the kitchen offers additional access to the upper level.
Entry-Level Laundry Room
Access the entry-level laundry room on the main level of the home just off the kitchen. The laundry room includes washer and dryer hookups and a wash basin.
The Master Suite
This master suite on the upper level rivals anything we’ve ever seen before. The suite includes a spacious bedroom, sitting area, his and her closets, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom.
The room itself measures 18’0”x18’1” and includes an ornate ceiling, hardwood floors, and access to a walk-in closet. The walk-in closet is perfect for off-season storage. This walk-in closet is tiny in comparison to what awaits. The bedroom is just the start of this sprawling suite.
Master Sitting Area + Closets
Off the bedroom is an expansive sitting area with an electric fireplace, tray ceiling, and two built-in bookcases. The sitting area measures 15’10”x14’7” and is so spacious it easily fits a sectional.
Through the sitting area, access the sprawling his and her walk-in closets. The impressive closet includes built-in hanging storage and two connected sections to create a his and her closet experience.
As you journey through the sweeping primary suite, you finally access the master bathroom. The en-suite bathroom boasts a soaking tub, a curbless shower, a double vanity, and a water closet.
The tile-surround curbless shower takes up an entire wall of the bathroom and includes two shower heads and a built-in bench.
If the master suite isn’t spacious enough, a bonus room resides off the master bathroom.
The room resides behind sliding barn doors and includes a convenient workout room.
Three additional bedrooms complete the upper level of the home and feature carpet flooring and closet space. All three reside just off a spacious landing on the second level as soon as you come up the stairs.
The first bedroom measures 14’0”x13’0” and includes a spacious walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathroom features a single vanity, tile-surround tubbed shower, and a built-in medicine cabinet.
The second bedroom measures 13’7”x12’11” and includes a wooden accent wall, a large walk-in closet, and access to a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The Jack-and-Jill bathroom features a double vanity and tile-surround tubbed shower.
Walk through the shared bathroom to access the final bedroom. The final bedroom measures 13’7”x13’10” and also includes a spacious walk-in closet.
Downstairs, a fully finished basement awaits. The basement includes a large recreation room with a wet bar, a game room, a full bathroom, multiple storage closets, and a movie theater.
The wet bar includes a prep sink and wine fridge and could transform into a kitchenette.
The home boasts a spacious three-car garage with an additional fourth garage stall. Access the garage through a door just off the entry-level laundry room or through an exterior door on the side of the home.
Final Thoughts on this Extraordinary Caruso Homes Model
Every square foot of the “Monticello” model by Caruso Homes is flawlessly designed. From a built-in dry bar for wine storage to a sprawling primary suite, every nook and cranny of the home adds value.
The fully-finished basement provides unmatched flexibility to transform into anything your family needs. A movie theater? Done. Playroom? Done. Truly anything you need can be accomplished!
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