Dreamy Craftsman

“When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright wannabe lamp.” - Brad Pitt 

Classic is classic.  Good taste is good taste.  No matter who you are, this gorgeous, classic Craftsman style (HPP-8685), be it in an accessory or your home style, is timeless.   Money is no dictator of good taste or style – good style and taste speak for themselves.  This gorgeous 1.5 story, 2,494 square foot Craftsman-style home by Living Concepts House Plans, and award winning Frank Snodgrass, with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms can be your dreamy, classic forever home.   

This craftsman, with all its defining colors and features, from the natural building materials of wood, stone, cedar shake to the natural browns, creams, greens of materials, your warm, welcoming hello begins when you drive up.  From the soothing colors you chose for your shake siding, to the sloping roofline and deep, classic eaves; hello.  Your wooden double front doors with windows that are tucked into your covered front stoop with again, classic tapered pillars/columns, this Craftsman is classic perfection.  With Fall just around the corner, pots of fireball marigolds would be lovely on your flagstone steps. The two-car garage and its windowed doors can mirror your front doors as well.  Hanging lights on either side of the garage doors is an elegant touch.  Notice the cupola that stands tall from the garage roofline.  I know you are excited about this house.   While you are gawking at the beautiful outside, the front doors are charming enough to entice you in.  Welcome. 



Your foyer opens to a large gathering room, open kitchen and breakfast/dining room combo.  There is also a staircase headed up the side wall, on the backside of the foyer, to bedrooms, bathrooms and a loft.

Your large, open family room with a warm, cozy fireplace will be a perfect spot for watching your favorite binge show on Amazon Prime or hosting family and friends for any reason. If you’re looking for an engaging storyline based on a true family and with scenery that will have you drooling for a Mediterranean vacation, consider The Durrell’s in Corfu.  Whether you are an empty nester or family with a last lingering child, this open space is never too big or too much.  It is perfect.   

Your kitchen area opens wide, facing the family room and the large open breakfast space.  Let’s be honest however, this is one large, cozy, welcoming space for dining, prepping great meals and just enjoying company, be it your own or with others.  I know a great dutch oven from Le Creuset that will make your cooking skills top notch for soups or braising and finishing a roast in your Viking oven. While your Viking is making you look like a pro and your food taste like a culinary dream, you can sit and enjoy your visitors with a glass of wine while your appliances do most of the work.  Just behind the kitchen prep space is a large walk-in pantry. Perhaps you’ve canned some sun-kissed, Summer tomatoes at their best for sauce?  Keep them here.  Need extra space for your cookbooks?  Keep them here.  Next to the pantry is a powder room, a large ‘hallway’ complex of a space and a door out to your garage.  There are 2 closets in this space as well for jackets or extra linens for the powder room. 

Back to your foyer, take a left and head to your master suite and 1st floor laundry room.  There is plenty of space in the laundry room for a wash tub/sink, cabinets on the wall and even a rod for hanging clothes to dry or before you put them away.  Your master suite is large and with a beautiful craftsman-style window looking out to your backyard, tranquility is yours.  The master bath, situated between the bedroom space and the closet, has a separate room for the commode and a long, wide countertop with separate sinks.  No elbow bumping while toothbrushing here!  A deep, soaking tub next to the walk-in shower completes the space.   

A very nice, large walk-in closet has a large window looking out the front of your home.  Perhaps you’ll want some pleated shades for privacy here.  A tall, full-length mirror that leans against a wall is also a great idea for this closet. 


Head up your stairs to where your 2nd and 3rd suites are, as well as their own full bathroom with tub and walk-in closet.  With living space like this, total privacy for older children or guests will be appreciated when they visit.  Perhaps one of these spaces makes for an ideal office or work out room?  There is a loft space at the top of the stairs for a chaise lounge, bookshelf, table and lamp.  There is large walk-in storage with easy access from the loft for seasonal items and old memories. 


Do you feel like you’re on vacation already? 

Between the family room and the breakfast/dining area is a door that leads to your covered outdoor living space.  Again, the classic craftsman feature of tapered pillars and natural elements frame your dining area here with room for a grill.  Maybe you’ll hang a beautiful light above your dining table here?  With the right lot, a simple, clean-lined pool is an ideal addition.  Extra outdoor living and entertaining area for a stone fireplace, lounge chairs and lots of greenery in your landscaping will fuel your mind and body daily.  Your weekends really can feel like a weekend.  Relax.  See?  This does feel right doesn’t it.  Make this your own.  Welcome Home.