Monthly Archives:August 2014
Charming Craftsman Vacation Cabin is Compact and Versatile
Shake shingles contrast with smooth upright posts, decorative corbels, and a stone veneer chimney. Satiny half-round windows nestle under triangular gables on three sides.
Two sets of French doors open onto a covered porch and deck that face the street and wrap around to most of the left side. Another four French doors accesses this side as well, for a total of eight French doors!
All eight French doors open into the bright, open two-story great room, washing this space in natural light. And more light spills down through the two large half-rounds high on the walls. A masonry fireplace adds color and warmth when needed.
This space is open to the kitchen, where a raised and curved eating bar and a lower ceiling mark the boundary. It's a long galley kitchen with a built-in desk in the nook. Standing at the kitchen sink, you look into the great room.
Laundry appliances are close at hand, hidden behind pocket doors. Just inside the back door, an entry bench fits into an alcove. Boot storage is below with coat hooks above. A coat closet is located under the stairway leading to the loft and upper bathroom.
Two bedrooms, or a studio and a bedroom, are on the main level. The larger room is vaulted and has a pass-through closet that leads to the bathroom.
This plan is well-suited for use as a vacation retreat, or a year round home for a single person or small family.