House Plan Profile
Designed as a vacation retreat, this cabin home plan has a small footprint and blends easily into a natural setting. Its covered porch and deck offer plenty of outdoor living space as well, spanning the front and one full side. A lofty vaulted ceiling expands the great room, nook and kitchen. This Cape Cod style houseplan's upstairs is an unfinished bonus room and deck.
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Cozy Lyndon updates classic cottage
Drive through any older section of town and you’ll see cozy cottages that look a lot like the Lyndon. But houses built in the early 1900s had far fewer windows, and their interiors lacked the sense of openness contemporary families have come to appreciate.
This plan combines a nostalgic exterior with a bright and open interior. Its compact size is ideal for small families, empty nesters, and those seeking to minimize their carbon footprint. The old-fashioned railed porch that spans the entire front facade is ideal for relaxing, reading, and enjoying the view. Passing friends will feel welcome stopping by to sit and chat for awhile. The recessed deck on the upper level offers more privacy.
The home’s main entrance opens off of a deck that runs along the left side. The deck also offers direct access to both the front porch and a good sized utility room near the rear. If wheelchair accessibility is desired, this deck could be reconfigured to include a ramp.
An L-shaped kitchen fills one corner of the great room. Family and friends will naturally gravitate to the raised eating bar that bounds this space. Perched on stools, they can chat with the cooks or get help with finishing homework before dinner.
Tall, slender atrium doors and windows brighten the eating nook that nestles into a front corner, right next to an identical set that also faces the street. More light washes into the great room through two similar slender windows along the right exterior wall. The stairway at the rear of the room leads up to a deep unfinished bonus room with wide windows at both ends.
Two bedrooms and two bathrooms fill out the rear of the compact Lyndon.