House Plan Profile
Colonial home plan by guest designer Rod Pfotenhauer blends traditional styling with modern conveniences. Kitchen amenities include: a pantry, built-in range and oven, and plenty of counters and cupboards. Master suite features a two-way fireplace. 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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A blend of traditonal stlying with modern conveniences
The Rossford is a colonial revival home. In this plan, guest designer Rod Pfotenhauer of Toledo, Ohio, blends traditional styling with modern conveniences.
Colonial styling is apparent in the symmetrical shape, clapboard siding, and multipaned windows with decorative shutters. The pillared porches are also typical.
But you'll never find an attached garage on a historic home. Two centuries ago, when vehicles were powered by horses, people preferred putting more distance between their living quarters and their horsepower. The garage door opens to the left, however, so you can't see it from the street.
A mud room/utility room with a long counter connects the garage to the interior and opens into a family room with a fireplace and media center. Light spills into the U-shaped kitchen through a wide, rear-facing bay. The nook is also bright. Amenities include: a pantry, built-in range and oven, and plenty of counters and cupboards. Basement stairs and a half bathroom are centrally located.
A two-way fireplace adds warmth and a classic touch to the formal living room and dining room. Both rooms open onto the side porch.
Upstairs, in the Rossford's sumptuous master suite, a second two-way fireplace can be appreciated from either the combination sleeping/sitting room, or from the bathtub. Owners of this home can enjoy the rare luxury of soaking while watching a fire.