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Affordable 2 Story Townhouse Floor Plan

Affordable 2 Story Townhouse Floor Plan

With the economy continue to improve and with housing leading the way, there's probably never been a better time to build a townhouse. We have thousands of townhouse floor plans to choose from ranging in size, levels and design. This affordable 2 story townhouse floor plan features a modern design perfect for any urban setting. Coming in at a total of 2689 square feet, this 2 story townhouse isn't small. There's plenty of room for entertaining in this lovely townhouse floor plan.

The main level of this home features an open living space with easy access to the 3 car garage. Enter through the garage or from the formal entry on the side. From either entry you'll come to the mudroom with coat closet and bench. Access to the upper level and rest of the main level is through the mudroom.

The main living space includes a spacious kitchen open to the dining room and living room. This makes for a lovely space to entertain both small and larger get-togethers. The fireplace adds considerable warmth and charm to the room and there's easy access to the porch.

Head upstairs to the master suite, two additional bedrooms and a home study (no longer an optional feature). The master suite comes complete with balcony and plenty of natural sunlight. The master bath features a double vanity, soaking tub, walk-in shower, and private toilet area. The walk-in closet is opposite the master bath and includes ample space for storage, dressers and other organization.

Down the hall you'll find the study - a spacious area perfect for Zoom calls or when a quiet study space is necessary. Continue down the hall to additional bedrooms both with walk-in closet and private baths. 

Measurements are: 2689-2705 square ft. of living space and has a width of 22'-6'' and a depth of 94'-6". This plan has 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. Highlights include the three-car garage, the study, and the spacious master closet. Three front elevations are available.

  • LEVEL ONE: 1005
  • LEVEL TWO: 1684 (A1.1), 1700 (A1.2), 1689 (A1.3)
  • TOTAL LIVING: 2689 (A1.1), 2705 (A1.2), 2694 (A1.3)

For more info on our plans, please call 713-522-2724 or E-mail us.  
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Preston Wood and Associates (PW+A) is a member of the “American Institute of Building Design." The "AIBD" is a national organization with chapters in every major U.S. city including Charlotte, Huntsville, Fayetteville, Norfolk, and Madison.

4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition

4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition

Like everything else in 2020, the 4th of July events in Houston will be a little different. Some of the events are virtual, while others have many new policies in place to ensure the public safety.

Whatever you choose to do this Independence Day – spending time with family, watching fireworks, spending time on the water, etc – we hope you stay safe and have a wonderful time! 

4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition 

Shell Freedom over Texas

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Virtual Event 

Houston’s signature patriotic celebration is back with a 2020 approach. Shell Freedom Over Texas will feature a vigorous line up of live and virtual entertainers via broadcast and live streaming on Saturday, July 4th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s mission is to uphold the health and safety of all Houstonians. This year, guests will not gather for the annual festival on Buffalo Bayou in Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks, but will honor the City’s cherished tradition under a new format.

"We will celebrate Houston's diversity and America's Freedom at the city's signature Independence Day event in a new way," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "This is an opportunity for us to recognize our community for its perseverance through the ongoing pandemic. I am personally grateful to our NEW title sponsor, Shell Oil Company, and NEW fireworks sponsor, Reliant. Their support means we can also honor organizations that have been on the frontlines during the health crisis. I am also grateful for our returning annual sponsors Walmart, Dr. Pepper, and Bud Light Seltzer, who continue to support this important community event."

The evening will kick off with a patriotic tribute by the Houston Symphony, followed by performances with guest artists Houston rappers, humanitarians and philanthropists, Bun B and Trae Tha Truth, nationally acclaimed mariachi band Mariachi Imperial De America, and Houston sibling Norteño trio Los Luzeros De Rioverde. Additional performers to be announced. The 3 hour event will be available via ABC13 Houston.

Independence Day Concert Series – City Centre Houston

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: 800 Town & Country Blvd

Houston, TX

Independence Day welcomes a concert series of live music that you don’t want to miss!*

Live Music schedule for Saturday, July 4:

12:30 - 2:30 PM: Applehead (Blues & Rock)

3 - 5 PM: KDK Band (Pop & Variety)

6 - 9 PM. People’s Choice Band (Country & Pop)

As a courtesy, no outside food or beverages are allowed. Our restaurants offer delicious menu items that can also conveniently be taken to-go.

*Weather permitting; Any changes to the day’s schedule of events will be communicated on CITYCENTRE’S Facebook and Instagram pages. Due to COVID19, we have decided to cancel our annual fireworks show.

City of Bellaire 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Bellaire, TX

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This year, we are bringing the parade to you!

Interested in being in the parade? Fill out form here! Contact Victoria Arevalo, 713-662-8291 for more information.

For more information, contact the Bellaire Recreation Center at 713-662-8280.

Click here to view a map of the parade route.

4th of July in The Woodlands

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: The Woodlands, TX

Due to COVID-19, please note the festival portion of the 2020 Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza has been cancelled. 

The 18-minute Red, Hot & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by St. Luke’s Hospital – The Woodlands, will be launched from the campus of Lone Star College – Montgomery at approximately 9:30 p.m. Experience both the sights and sounds of the Fireworks Extravaganza by tuning in to KSTAR Country 99.7 FM to broadcast the soundtrack live on or by downloading the app. The app can be found by searching “KSTAR Country Radio” in the App Store or on Google Play. 

Live video feed of the Fireworks Extravaganza will be available on Woodlands Online.

Fireworks will be visible from areas in the immediate vicinity of the college campus, as well as the west side of SH 242 near I-45, including The Woodlands College Park High School and various locations in the College Park Shopping Center. To ensure spectators have the best fireworks visibility possible, fireworks teaser shots will be fired at 9, 9:10 and 9:20 p.m.

Those planning to view the fireworks onsite should practice social distancing and continue following all guidelines recommended by the CDC while viewing the fireworks.

Galveston Island 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Downtown Galveston

Galveston Island will host its annual 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 10am.  The parade will begin at 25th Street and Santa Fe Place, continue south on 25th Street, then east on Postoffice Street, then north on 21st,  and continue west on The Strand back to 25th Street.

Common Residential Plan Permit Application Mistakes

Common Residential Plan Permit Application Mistakes

The following list comprises the top ten mistakes that are made in permit applications. Review the list and make sure you’re not making the same mistake!

Another way to avoid any mistakes when applying for a permit, is to hire a professional permitting agency. They’ll help you through the permitting process so that you can start building your home as quickly as possible.

Submitting Additional Information Without the Proper Forms.

Make sure all of the information you’re submitting regarding your home is accompanied by the proper forms. You may think that as long as you send in the proper information, that the city will be able to find the accompanying forms, but that is not the case. If you don’t include the correct forms your application process could be extended by months.

Plans Containing Title Blocks not Signed

A completed permit application needs to have Title Blocks that are signed in ink by a licensed design professional.

Site Plans are not Drawn to Scale 

When you prepare your permit application it is important to ensure that your floor and site plans are drawn to scale. The person reviewing your information should be able to build your home based on the information you submit to them.

Energy Code Requirements are not Provided in the Plans Submitted

Before an application is approved it must go through a test to ensure that it meets certain energy efficiency standards.

Site Plan not Submitted when Projects are Increasing the Footprint of the Property

If you change anything about your project that could make the information you provided to the city become false, you need to submit the new information and receive a new permit. If you don’t you could be issued a stop work order, or be issued a fee.

Design Loads and Standards are Omitted from Submittal

A licensed engineer should prepare calculations and drawing that demonstrate how the structure will resist vertical and lateral loads and is a part of the structural design requirements.

Smoke Detector Locations are not Included in Submittal

One purpose of the permitting process is to ensure that the home you are building is safe and up to code for those that will be living in it. If you forget to include the smoke detector locations your application will be denied. This a very simple yet common mistake to avoid.

Incorrect Insulation Values are Listed on the Plans

When you submit your permit application double check to make sure that all of your values listed are correct. If not this could cause your application to be denied or cause problems down the road.

3 1/2 Story Townhouse with Roof Deck - Floor Plans

3 1/2 Story Townhouse with Roof Deck - Floor Plans

Looking for a unique townhouse floor plan design, a structure that can stand out in any location?   If so, then look no further than floor plan E2137 B1.1.  This 3 1/2 story townhouse design features a less common layout, open living and dining spaces, and a roof deck.

The main level of this townhouse floor plan includes a 2 car garage, main entry and bedroom suite. The private 3rd bedroom and bath provide a quiet space for older child, live-in help, or guest room. It would even make a perfect home office or craft room. 

The second level of this modern townhouse floor plan features the main living area, dining space and kitchen. All open to one another making this a lovely space to entertain both large and small gatherings. The kitchen is well designed with large center island and ample counter space. The powder room is located off the kitchen. The living area is spacious and features access to the balcony.

Upstairs, the third floor is home to the second bedroom and private bath and the master suite. The second bedroom is roomy and has plenty of storage. The second bedroom also has its own private bathroom with combination tub/shower. Down the hall is the master suite with large walk-in closet and stunning master bath. 

Of course the townhouse wouldn't be complete without a roof deck accessed by the stair tower. Spend the evening star gazing or just watching the city lights in this lovely space.

This townhome plan has 2371 square ft. of living space. This townhouse plan design has a width of 42'-4" and a depth of 23'-2".

  • LEVEL ONE: 456
  • LEVEL TWO: 922
  • LEVEL THREE: 951

Townhouse floor plan  E2137 B1.1 is $1500 and includes the following:

  • Reproducible PDF, Delivered Within 48 Hours
  •  Floor Plans
  •  Elevations
  •  Sections
  •  Millwork (depending on plan)
  •  Electrical Plans
  •  Foundation Outline
  •  Roof Plan
  •  General Detail Sheet
  •  Each Plan is Single Use

For more info on our plans, please call 713-522-2724 or E-mail us.  
click here for more information on Townhome Plans.
Preston Wood and Associates (PW+A) is a member of the “American Institute of Building Design." The "AIBD" is a national organization with chapters in every major U.S. city including Charlotte, Huntsville, Fayetteville, Norfolk, and Madison.

Featured Townhouse Floor Plan: E4102-018

Featured Townhouse Floor Plan: E4102-018

While the E4102-018 townhouse floor plan features 3 and a half stories, it's still completely manageable coming in at 2249 square feet. A lovely townhouse floor plan featuring 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 2 car garage.

The ground level of this townhouse includes the 2 car garage, main entryway and second bedroom and bathroom. This space makes a lovely guest suite, mother-in-law quarters or a bedroom for an older child. 

The main level features the living area and kitchen. It utilizes an open floor plan making this a lovely space to entertain. Whether you enjoy large gatherings or small intimate get-togethers, you'll never miss the party while preparing the meal. The kitchen features a large island with additional storage and eat-in area. Ample cabinets and countertop complete the kitchen space. The powder room is located off the stairway for easy access.

The third level of this lovely townhouse is where you'll find the master suite and third bedroom. The master suite is spacious with large walk-in closet and spacious bathroom. The master bath includes two vanities, private toilet, large walk-in shower and plenty of storage. The second bedroom is just down the hall from the master suite and includes its own private bathroom and large walk-in closet.

Head upstairs for the roof deck and you've got a place to watch the stars or the city skyline. 

This townhome plan has 2249 square ft. of living space. This townhouse plan design has a width of 27'-0" and a depth of 32'-6".

  • LEVEL ONE: 455
  • LEVEL TWO: 865
  • LEVEL THREE: 876
  • TOTAL LIVING: 2249

For more info on our plans, please call 713-522-2724 or E-mail us.  
click here for more information on Townhome Plans.
Preston Wood and Associates (PW+A) is a member of the “American Institute of Building Design." The "AIBD" is a national organization with chapters in every major U.S. city including Charlotte, Huntsville, Fayetteville, Norfolk, and Madison.

Things to do While Stuck at Home

Things to do While Stuck at Home

If you're working from home, you've got enough to do managing your new environment, if you need some tips and tricks for working from home, click here. If you're not working at home, but are stuck at home, you might be looking for something to do. Of course, we've got a full library of townhouse floor plans for you to search, but you might be looking for something slightly more entertaining. 

Don't worry, we've got you covered!

We've rounded up a list of 100+ free or near free things you can do while self isolating. You can travel through the internet and visit some of the great museums ever including The Louvre, Guggenheim Museum, National Gallery of Art and the British Museum - just to name a few. If the outdoors are calling your name you can take a virtual tour of 5 amazing national parks including Bryce Canyon, The Hawaiian Volcanoes, and even Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. There are zoos filled with Animal Cams, and just about every kind of free online class available. We've even found some cooking courses and yoga for you to try.

100+ Things to do Online While Stuck at Home


The Louvre (requires Flash)

Guggenheim Museum

National Gallery of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art




Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

British Museum

Getty Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum


MN DNR Eagle Cam

Smithsonian National Zoo Panda Cam

San Diego Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Cincinnati Zoo

Atlanta Zoo

Houston Zoo

The Shedd Aquarium 

National Parks 

The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks from Google. It includes digital tours of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.

Fitness & Exercise

Planet Fitness


Down Dog

Core Power Yoga

Do Yoga With Me

Gold’s Gym

Orange Theory Fitness


Workout with Chris Hemsworth


Instructables – Choose from hundreds of great instructional videos and online course including everything you need to know about cooking. Bread baking, canning and preserving, the science behind cooking and even how to make pasta!

Food Techniques



Cooking with the New York Times

America’s Test Kitchen - $1 for three months

Delia Online Cooking School

Better Homes & Gardens How to Cook


Addiction Games

AOL Games

Apple Arcade

Big Fish Games


Girls Go Games


Makeup Tutorials


The Makeup Chair

Brianna Fox

Beautifully Clean Living

Kelly Strack

Bobbi Brown

Christen Dominique

Nikki Tutorials

Teni Panosian


Arts & Crafts

Instructables – Classes include leather making, hand sewing, jewelry making, knitting, paper mache and even a class on how to start a handmade business.


Creative Bug


Color Our Collection 


Garden Planner

Vegetable Garden Online

BBC Gardening 




Virtual Field Trips

The Great Courses


Khan Academy

Time for Kids

PBS Kids

Stuck at Home Science

Frost Science @home

Nova Labs at PBS

Ranger Rick

Teachable Moments


Outschool – not free, but many of the courses are inexpensive.


Niall Horan Together at Home

Chris Martin at Home


The Metropolitan Opera

Fender Guitar Lessons


Phoenix Public Library



Storyline Online - Storyline Online is another award-winning, interactive children’s literacy site that features famous actors like Kevin Costner, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Eva Longoria, and others reading children’s books alongside minor animation elements.

Audible for Kids

Stories for Kids

Storyberries – Free fairy tales, bedtime stories and poems for kids.

Oxford Owl - Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.

Mrs P’s Magic Library

Open Library - Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

ManyBooks - Great selection of modern and classic books waiting to be discovered. All free and available in most ereader formats.

Gutenberg - A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.


A Mighty Blaze – Due to travel restrictions many book tours have been postponed or cancelled, A Mighty Blaze was created to bring readers and authors together – a virtual book tour with new books released every Tuesday.

Wordpress – Start your own blog for free on Free hosting and themes as well as plenty of support for building your own blog.


Etsy – after spending weeks at home you may have produced enough crafts to open your own virtual store – you can do just that on Etsy.