Craftsman Charm with space for a Pool


Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution’. - John Ruskin 

This Craftsman style home proves just that.  High intention, sincere effort, quality and skillful execution is found in this 3011 square foot home by Living Concepts Home Plans by Frank Snodgrass, HPP-12734.  Inspired in the architectural style by the father of the craftsman movement, Frank Lloyd Wright, this home is both calming in its draw from nature, attention to detail and its intention.  The craftsman style of simplicity and nature brings deep overhanging roof eaves, covered front porches and large multi-paned windows with wide trim casings.  Most color palettes for craftsman homes are muted earth tones, browns and greens.  Wood, stone and brick materials are prevalent in both the interior and exterior of the home. 

This 2-story home with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a powder room offers enough space for a family or for the empty nester couple who enjoys having guests.  You’ll feel the charm and natural relaxed feel of this home from the exterior when you use shake siding or stone.  Your beautiful wood front door with transom (window) above will tuck into a covered cove which welcomes and beckons you to come indoors.  Large front windows bring nature in while smaller windows, ideal for flower boxes bring your favorite blooms close.  

Upon entering this home, your foyer leads to your large, open family room.  To the left of the foyer is a dining room, ideal for family meals or for spreading out a many-pieced puzzle to work on with others. A staircase to the second floor is in the foyer area as well, but the stairs jut sideway going up, between the dining room and family room, as to not encroach and crowd the feeling in the foyer.  This is a nice plus in this floor plan.    

The large, very open family room has a fireplace for your cool Fall and Winter evenings while you play your favorite tabletop games.   A large screen television would be great for watching movies on while sitting on custom seating by lovesac .  The kitchen and family room has an open concept, very large space. This is ideal for entertaining a crowd or just having your family around.   

This kitchen is a dream.  Loads of counterspace, an island and a long, peninsula eating bar will make any cook happy.  When holidays roll around, there will be plenty of space for goodies and treats.  Invite friends over for a Cookie Bash and knock out dozens of treats to enjoy and share.  Perhaps you know a senior center or care facility that would love what you’ve just made.   Using your oven for every reason will make kitchen time a great and tasty time.  A large breakfast area adds more seating and cozy space for daily family meals.  Perhaps banquette seating here is where you like to sit and have coffee or a glass of wine while you call your best friend and chat. 

From your large, open family room, you walk out to a large terrace.  This terrace would be beautiful and appropriate if stone, stamped concrete or some other natural material is used.  With a flat lot, you could extend your living/playing area and add that swimming pool you’ve been dreaming about.  Clean lines and warm materials in a pool house (HPP-27645) would hand you your vacation daily.   

From your 2-car garage, walk into a hallway and entries to your laundry room and a separate powder room.  Then, an easy left into your kitchen means a short trip with groceries. 

The entire right side of the house, on the first floor, is your master suite hideaway.  This amazing space is sure to have you waking up on the right side of the bed and going to sleep lulled in comfort. A large bedroom area even lends space for a chaise lounge and lamp for last minute reading before bed.  Two separate walk-in closets ensure enough space for clothes for every reason and season.  There is also a separate closet for bed linens and towels in here.  The master bath has a deep soaking tub, separate shower and separate vanity/sink area for two.  There is so much space here you won’t be bumping elbows with anyone while getting ready for your day.  Also, you have the benefit of an exterior door leading to the terrace from your peaceful haven.  Perhaps a hot tub sits on that terrace.  Maybe nighttime stargazing and International Space Station flyovers can be seen from your favorite telescope as well. 

Getting to your second floor, you’ll find so much space, you have room for hobbies, offices, guests, movie-watching and table-top video games.  Maybe you’ll decide that individual her and his ‘playrooms’ will be perfect.  There are 2 large suites for guest bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet and full bath. The other has a walk-in closet and full bath close by.  Perfect for when kids and grandkids visit, this space is away from your downstairs living and offers privacy for all.  A rec room and a bonus room, hence ‘her and his’ spaces, are at opposite ends upstairs.  Ladies, you don’t have to look at sports memorabilia or hunting trophies when you host book club night and guys, your space won’t smell like vanilla candles or wine when Sunday Football season rolls around.  Off one of the suites, is a door to a large storage space.  There are no pull-down stairs or dangers here when you need to store items away. 

This home has it all. Charm, natural elements, plenty of space and comfort are right here.  If you imagine this as your forever home, it’s a wonderful choice.  

 Make this your own.  Welcome home.