Delightful Downsizing/Handicap Accessible
Downsizing? Care-taking for a loved one? Do you desire single-story ease of living without sacrificing charm, comfort and beauty? You’ve just found your new home. Welcome.
This beautiful home is not only elegant and purposeful, but its classic timber/cottage style is also eco-friendly for the natural/sustainability caring owner. This home (HPP-2363), by Living Concepts House Plans by Frank Snodgrass, blends practicality and function with beauty and brains. With 2,184 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, you’ll have plenty of room for guests and hobbies. In traditional timber style, you can see the timbers on the outside of the front porch. Sloping soffits, trimmed with rough-hewn cedar, respect both nature and beauty. The classic cottage charm of this home lies in the warm, sustainable elements of stone, cedar shake and wood exteriors.
Right away you’ll know that with the warmth of the shake siding and wide metal overhangs of the garage and porch roof that this is your forever home. The cupola above the garage perches like a birdhouse waiting to welcome its inhabitants. The eyebrow window that peeks and watches from its vantage point is sure to make you smile every time you come home.
Your covered porch, a classic cottage feature, will be a lovely spot to enjoy your high-backed rocking chairs and cool glass of lemonade. Imagine listening to the rain falling on your metal roof while you, safely covered, enjoy warm coffee. Beautiful wood and windowed front doors and a windowed transom will bring natural light into your foyer. This house is a perfect design if you are looking to downsize, need handicap accessibility or have aging relatives to care for.
Once in your foyer, you’ll cross into your open concept family room and gourmet kitchen. The island faces your large, open family room and the cozy fireplace. While this home does not specify exposed interior beams, it is a perfect and appropriate feature to add. Imagine in your family room, the natural beauty of exposed cedar beams on your 10’ ceiling and hardwood floors beneath. Your breakfast/eat-in area allows for spacious dining all year long. There is a pantry for plenty of food staples or hobby supplies. Next to your pantry is a convenient powder room. This welcoming, wide-open space makes living here easy.
To the left of your foyer and down the hall is your master retreat. This daily space for peace shares the family room wall that the fireplace is on. Feel the warmth and fire of a see-through fireplace that extends its bright, warm beauty into your nightly ritual of bedtime reflecting and down-time. A big rear-facing window will let nature in to say good-night and a morning hello. Flanking the entrance to your master bath are separate vanities and sinks. Under a window allowing nature’s light and moods into the room, awaits your soaking tub. A separate walk-in shower is the reliever of the daily living grind that you’ll enjoy. A large walk-in closet has enough space for his golf shirts and shoes and her pretty dresses and sweaters.
On the opposite side of the house from the master retreat are two suites that offer much benefit and comfort for guests/other live-ins and hobbies. The great privacy each suite offers in its own en suite bathroom and walk –in closet is sure to make guests comfortable. Care-taking for a loved one? Feelings of independence, yet peace of mind will make anyone love their space and make it their own. Need a hobby room? Exercise room? Office? Your second complete en suite bedroom/bath is your dream to imagine.
Again, this home is perfect to down-size into or for those with physical challenges. Wide, straight-a-way halls, comfortable open floor plan and easy access to the outdoors will nurture your spirit and soothe challenges or changes life may bring.
From your two-car attached garage and workshop is a large service entry with access to the first- floor laundry. A great delight and use of space in this plan is the large bonus room above the garage. A separate staircase from the garage gets you to your private hide-a-way. Storage? Man-cave? Movie screening room? Your art studio? It’s waiting. A space to keep evolving yourself in will be a daily joy.
The backside of this home is equally, if not more, charming, beautiful and magical as the front. With wide wooden shutters framing windows, peaked rooflines, and another ever-knowing, watchful eyebrow window, your indoor space will envy the time you spend outdoors. With a covered, protected lanai and plenty of room for an outdoor kitchen, your outside is functional comfort. Toward a view of whatever you like, be it golf course, mountains, a green-space, watching children play, or the manicured lawn of a neighbor, this rear, outdoor living haven is indeed a place to behold. Extend your living area with an uncovered patio for more seating or a fire pit. Install raised beds for flowers, herbs or tomato plants. As the poet Mary Oliver asks, “What is it that you will do with your one wild and wonderful life?” Make this your own. Welcome Home.