House Plan Profile
Crisp, clean lines and multipaned windows meld nicely in this compact traditional home plan. The entry, living and dining rooms flow together under an expansive vaulted ceiling, and this large space is open to the kitchen as well. Sliding glass doors lead onto a partially covered deck.
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Starter home small on the outside, big on the inside
The Coulee is a cozy three-bedroom starter home, easy on the budget and high on livability. Wood or low-maintenance vinyl siding covers the exterior.
This plan offers close to 1,300 square feet of living area in a compact 47 foot by 48 foot package. It fits comfortable on a standard lot. Varied rooflines, a lofty arched entry, and a high, wide multipaned window add street appeal.
Despite its small size, the Coulee doesn't feel cramped inside. In fact, vaulted ceilings in the entry and great room give these areas a feeling of spaciousness. Arched multipaned windows over the front door provide natural illumination for the entry, while the wide expanse of glass in the living room portion of the great room makes this area bright as well. The fireplace adds color and warmth when the weather turns nippy.
The U-shaped kitchen is designed with convenience in mind. Sink, range, oven and refrigerator are located in a tight triangle, so nothing you need is ever more than a few steps away. Counter space is plentiful, with work areas on each of the three sides. Standing at the stove, you can ladle soup directly from pot to bowls on the eating bar. The dining room has windows on two sides, with the rear set being sliding glass doors that open to a covered patio.
Utilities are close by, tucked in a pass-through space that provides access to the garage.
Parents with small children will appreciate the close proximity of all three bedrooms. And the Coulee's master suite has a private bathroom.