Fine vistas can be enjoyed from all the rear rooms of this Craftsman-inspired vacation home plan. Tall windows flank the gas fireplace in the bright, spacious great room, which is open to the nook and C-shaped kitchen. The owners' suite boasts a huge walk-in closet and roomy bathroom.
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Brightwood a Craftsman with great views
Looking for a vacation retreat plan? Check out the Brightwood. This Craftsman-style home is evocative of the Cape Cod area, and offers fine vistas from all rear rooms on the main floor.
A generous application of shingles gives the front facade a nostalgic, natural look. Tapered columns atop framed shingle bases accent the front porch, and more shingles fill the upper triangles formed by three front-facing gables.
In the foyer, a wide, arched opening on the left leads into a room that could be furnished as either a dining room or parlor. A barrel-vaulted passageway at the back leads into the vaulted great room, which can also be reached by walking straight ahead through the foyer.
A gas fireplace flanked by wide, tall windows creates a focal point in the bright and spacious great room. This lofty space is totally open to the nook and kitchen. Glass doors in the nook slide open to let in summer breezes and provide easy access to a partially covered patio.
Counters and cupboards wrap around three sides of the C-shaped kitchen. A work island adds even more storage and work space, and the roomy walk-in pantry fills one entire corner. The built-in desk alcove in the nook is perfect for a phone, a computer, and for keeping on top of household bills.
Laundry appliances and a powder room are close by, on either side of a hallway that links the kitchen to the garage.
The Brightwood's owners' suite, which fills the left end, boasts a huge walk-in closet and roomy bathroom. Two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and a bonus room are upstairs.