This charming Craftsman home plan features an endearing front gable and slender porch columns with tapered stone bases. Overhead dormer brightens the foyer that is open to bayed study or parlor. Kitchen with pantry & eating bar, is open to vaulted dining/living room.
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Heart of the Bergstrom is open, informal
Square wooden columns resting on tapered river rock bases give a distinctive look to the Bergstrom. Its wide window bay and trio of gables heighten the image of warmth and welcome. The covered porch is more open than most, and practically cries out for installation of an old-fashioned wooden swing on the right-hand side.
Designed for construction on a narrow lot, this single-level plan is easily adapted for wheelchair accessibility.
Family living spaces fill the right side of the home, where all but the front room are joined in one comfortably large, informal living area. That bayed front room can be furnished as a study, parlor, library or whatever suits your fancy. If having a home office fits into your plans, adding interior and/or exterior doors would make this space ideal.
The kitchen is both large and efficient. Sink, stove and refrigerator form a tight work triangle, while counter space wraps around three sides. A step-in pantry boosts storage space, and the short peninsula could be outfitted as an eating bar, if desired.
Sliders in the dining area open onto a small side patio. Round columns, with a high display shelf above, mark the boundary between the dining room and the spacious, vaulted living room. The gas fireplace, nestled in a rear corner, provides warmth and color on dreary days and long dark nights. Nearby sliders access a larger, partially covered patio, also accessible from the owners' suite.
The Bergstrom's centrally located bathroom and laundry room provide sound buffering between sleeping areas and gathering spaces. The pass-through utility room doubles as a mudroom and comes in handy for unloading groceries in the dark or in inclement weather.