This two-story country home plan features shutters and small covered porch that create nostalgic, welcoming look. Roomy family gathering space fills the center, front to back. Master suite is in it's own wing with three more bedrooms on upper floor.
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Nostalgic Abbot suits family on a budget
Decorative shutters and a clapboard exterior give a nostalgic flavor to the Abbot, a compact four-bedroom, three-bathroom home designed to suit the needs of a large family on a tight budget. The small front porch, spiced with a dash of gingerbread trim, adds to the old-fashioned flavor. And there's even room enough for a porch swing.
A tiny powder room just inside the front door is convenient for young children dashing in from play. Living room and dining room flow together, with just a suggestion of separation. A fireplace warms the living room, and a glass door in the dining room opens onto a railed deck.
Both the dining room and living room have kitchen access. Leaving the doors open creates an informal traffic flow. But it's equally handy to be able to close off the kitchen during formal gatherings, to conceal the aftermath of meal preparation or muffle the clatter of clean-up activities. Kitchen conveniences include plenty of cupboard and counter space, built-in dishwasher, range and oven, a broom closet, and garage access.
Utilities and children's bedrooms are upstairs. The three bedrooms share an oversized bathroom with double vanity, linen closet and a combination tub and shower. For more privacy, a pocket door could be installed in the partial wall between the basins and the toilet. Adult sleeping quarters are on the main level, in a separate wing to the left of the Abbot's family living area. Luxury amenities include a roomy walk-in closet and a glass-enclosed, oversized shower.