A small bright single story traditional home plan with a surprising feeling of spaciousness. The vaulted room in front could be bedroom, or home office. The kitchen is open to sunny nook, vaulted dining, and living room.
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Vaulted great room at heart of compact economical Danforth
Designed for a narrow lot, the Danforth is a compact and informal home, economical to build as well as to heat.
A comfortable large vaulted great room dominates the family living area. Its fireplace, tucked into an angle near the kitchen, heats both rooms, and the hearth is wide enough to warm the whole family at once in winter.
The kitchen has two dining areas, one for formal dining and the other for daily meals. And it has an eating bar for snacks, as well. The dining room, to the rear, is open to the great room and has double glass doors that open onto a small deck.
Some families may prefer to reverse the functions, designating the front-facing room for formal dining. If left as a nook, the family sewing machine might also find a welcome here.
A front-facing room on the other side of the entryway can be used as a home office, study, media room, hobby room, or bedroom. Amenities in the Danforth's master suite include a walk-in closet and a dressing area with two vanities. A pocket door separates this space from the water closet, providing additional privacy.
Utilities, along with extra counter and storage space, are tucked into a passageway that leads from the Danforth's garage into the house.