This Craftsman home plans has a full porch and central gable. Large country kitchen has conversation bar and room for big table. Master suite, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms all on upper level.
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Economical home revives Craftsman style
The Dickinson's symmetrical exterior, gabled dormer and full front porch are reminiscent of the Craftsman-style homes, popular in the first quarter of this century. The windows too, multipaned on top and single paned at bottom, are typical of this period. Measuring in at just a little more than 1,400 square feet of living space, this plan is economical to build as well as to heat, making it ideal for a young family.
Following tradition, family living spaces are on the lower level, bedrooms above. Fully half of the main floor is devoted to the wide open country kitchen, sure to be the most popular area in the house. There's space here for an eating bar, a large kitchen table, and maybe even a couch and a desk for the family computer. Utilities and a small powder room are conveniently close to everything.
Parlor and dining room flow together, their boundaries defined by a half-wall capped with twin posts similar to those supporting the front porch. Each area is windowed on two sides. Double doors at the rear provide access to the back yard. If outdoor living is important, you can easily add a deck or patio.
The master suite isn't fancy, but it does have its own private bathroom complete with an oversized shower. Secondary bedrooms share a third bathroom.
A big bonus in the Dickinson is something that isn't apparent from the floorplan. It's an attic space that spans the full width of the home at the back. The ceiling tapers down to four feet at the rear. Access is through the closet in the left bedroom.