House Plan Profile
Massive columns support the front porch of the Kinderhook, by guest designer Rod Pfotenhauer giving a stately appearance to this five-bedroom colonial home plan. Please note: Featured guest designers have different drafting styles, therefore construction drawing layouts and contents will vary according to the region from which they originate.
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Colonial Kinderhook has stately appearance
Massive columns support the front porch of the Kinderhook, giving a stately appearance to this colonial-style five-bedroom home. But guest designer Rod Pfotenhauer of Toledo, Ohio, didn't let tradition get in his way when he designed the interior.
Contemporary amenities include a thoroughly modern kitchen, four bathrooms, and a sumptuous master suite with a two-way fireplace.
Off in it's own wing, the master suite is an adult retreat spacious enough to accommodate a sitting area with a couch and easy chairs. The fireplace, one of two in the home, has one hearth in the sleeping/sitting area, and another next to the spa. This allows the owners to combine the ancient pleasure of fire-watching with the modern luxury of soaking away the stresses of the day.
Other opulent features include a large walk-in closet, dual vanity, and separately enclosed toilet and shower. Four more good-sized bedrooms, all with walk-in closets, are upstairs. Each two bedrooms share a bathroom with twin basins and enclosed tub and toilet. The lounge at the top of the stairs makes a good location for the family computer.
On the main floor, the spacious living room and family room face the street. Food preparation and eating areas dominate the rear. The efficient galley-style kitchen is brightened and expanded by a sunny eating nook, while the dining room stands ready for formal meals and celebrations. Utilities are close at hand, in a pass-through that opens to both the garage and the basement stairs.