House Plan Profile
The unpretentious charm of this midsize home plan makes it a good fit in either a vacation community or a suburban neighborhood. Its expansive great room has a cozy fireplace and is richly windowed at the rear. An eating bar rims the interface between the great room and a roomy kitchen with a large walk-in pantry. The room by the entry is ideal for a home office.
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Elkhorn is at home in any neighborhood
Gable-end supports and gridded window uppers lend their Craftsman charm to this midsize cottage. The Elkhorn is equally well-suited for construction in either a vacation retreat setting or a suburban neighborhood. A suite of wicker furniture or an old-fashioned wooden porch swing would be right at home on the covered front porch.
Entering, you step into a foyer with a coat closet, stairway and powder room on the right, and a home office/den on the left. The expansive great room straight ahead is vaulted to the second story ceiling. This space is every bit as bright as it is spacious, similar to what one would find in Cape Cod houseplans. Its mess-free gas fireplace nestles into a cozy corner opposite windows that fill most of the rear wall. Sliding glass doors open onto a covered patio that could be screened for bug-free dining.
An eating bar rims the interface between the great room and kitchen. Cupboards and counters line three sides, and a roomy walk-in pantry fills one entire corner.
The vaulted owners' suite is also on the ground floor. Amenities here include a private bathroom with a dual vanity and a deep soaking tub. The toilet and shower are separately enclosed for enhanced privacy and steam containment.
A loft and two bedrooms are upstairs, along with a two-section bathroom and a deep bonus room. One side of the loft overlooks the great room. Being centrally located, the loft makes an ideal location for a sitting area with bookshelves. It could be built with a long counter or built-in desks.
One of the Elkhorn's upper rooms has no closet. This room also makes an ideal computer room. Alternatively, shelves or closets could easily be built in, to outfit it as a bedroom, sewing room, or whatever suits.