Charming Relaxed Craftsman
Cozy Craftsman/2nd Home
This darling home is ideal for a second home on a lake, in the mountains or off a quiet country road. If you’re looking for easy living with charm, this home needs to be considered. If you prefer travelling to spending time at home, but need home to welcome you upon your returns, this is a great choice. This two-story, 2010 square foot home, with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths is a Frank Snodgrass, of Living Concept Home Plans, design HPP-7752.
Imagine the lovely afternoons or great evening rest you’ll get while listening to the rain plinking and pattering on your sloped metal roof. If you prefer shingles, that’s an option too. With an extra wide dormer and windows on the second story, you’ll bring in lots of light and a ‘tree house’ view feeling.
Your long, deep, covered front porch with beamed posts will be perfect for just sitting and watching the world around you or enjoying conversation with friends. The Hampton Bay 4-piece set at www.HomeDepot.com could be a perfect choice for porch seating. You’ll notice the slight arch of the porch line to the roof. Perhaps adding a ceiling fan or two above your seating area from www.ceilingfan.com will add to the comfort of your space. It’s the charm of these details that craftsman style can be noted for. You’ll also note the floor to ceiling doors and transom that spans most of the home's frontage. With these doors on the front open, your home will feel light, breezy and fresh, especially on a new Spring morning.
A single door entry, or one of the double door entries, to the left side of the home brings you into your favorite living space, the gathering room. This welcoming area, with a large area rug and comfortable furniture by www.Ethanallen.com is sure to help you unwind or enjoy family time whenever you are here. The fireplace will also be a treat on cool nights. Flanking the fireplace could be your mid-room level built-in shelves.
The other set of double doors, from the front of the house, leads right into your eating/dining room. A casual dining set with cushion covered bench seating would be nice. With a long wall that has an open line of vision to the fireplace in the gathering room, a sideboard with a large canvas wrapped picture from www.allposters.com would be stunning here. Perhaps a bar cart from www.wayfair.com will hold your martini shaker and glasses or your cut-glass pitcher for iced tea will be ready for serving refreshments after dinner.
From the gathering room, you can take the stairway up to the second floor or pass a full bath to the home office/guest suite. There is a second guest bedroom on the 2nd level of this home, so perhaps you’d like your desk and low bookshelves with travel books and travel souvenirs here. There is a walk-in-closet and a window looking out to your back yard.
From the dining room, walk into your kitchen. Plenty of counterspace will have you baking or making coleslaw and potato salad for small gatherings of neighbors. An undercounter wine fridge also from www.wayfair.com makes for a nice, convenient kitchen appliance. For quick, casual meals, there is a long wall that you could put a table against. A back door, leading to your covered outdoor space is also off the kitchen.
This covered outdoor space leads to your detached 2-car garage. You might extend the outdoor living and include a patio area or make a nice covered walkway from the covered porch to your garage. Maybe you wish to listen to the sound of running water and a bubbling fountain from www.designtoscano.com
Your second floor has a large master suite. It is from this suite that the front, large dormer window gives you a bird's eye view of the outdoors. A chaise-lounge chair facing that large window might be your favorite spot for reading or dozing for a nap in a ray of sunshine or under the spell of soft rainfall. The walk-in closet is spacious for many www.californiaclosets.com organization options. The master bath has a dual sink vanity, soaking tub and separate shower.
Your laundry room is also on this level.
A guest suite or your office, has an adjoining bathroom with shower, single vanity and walk-in closet. This suite overlooks the backyard and the water feature you might add. Don’t forget to add pampering touches to this bathroom, like shaving cream, body creams and hand soaps by www.caswellmassey.com.
There is ample storage/attic space on the second level.
Whether you are looking for a get-a-way home, downsizing, or want a smaller, but lovely home that requires less demanding time of yours, this home plan is waiting for you. Make this your own. Welcome home.