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Critique My Parents Possible Retirement Home Please

4 years ago
My mother sent me this possible floorplan for the retirement home they plan to build. Thought I would put it out for any thoughts or critiques. The green shaded areas are upgrades they will add, side load garage, front porch, tray ceiling in the dining room, large retracting slider wall/door to the lanai. They will also do a pool.

They are downsizing from almost 4500 sq ft New England colonial and want to downsize some and obviously go to one story. This home is 3100 sq ft.

Things my parents like:

Front porch
Side load 3 car garage. Dad has lots of handyman projects always going on
Large open great room
400 sq ft lanai, perfect for a pool.
3 full baths, kids and grandchildren will be visiting and my parents like the 3 separate bedroom areas so everyone has space.
Large island, we are definitely a family who loves to cook together
Convenient pool bath access to the lanai
Wet bar across from the dining room
Great closet space
10 ft ceilings

They are looking at spending more money on a good size lot with some acreage which is why they are not doing a custom home. They feel this is a good value and plan for a production builder. Let me know what your thoughts are. I am asking for my mother because she is not the best with technology and probably has no idea that this type of forum exists. Thanks!

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