Gambrel roof of this cottage home plan gives homey look to small home with modern interior. Kitchen is open to great room, nook, and living room with fireplace. Balcony and second hearth on upper level, in vaulted study.
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Unique plan provides for rustic living wit style
Perky dormers, a gabled front porch, and a windowed cupola add sparkle to the basically barn-shaped Jersey. Designed for use as a vacation cabin, this plan has a rustic, woodsy flavor. It even boasts an outside shower, handy for rinsing off after swimming in a river, lake or pond.
Floors are designed to shrug off the aftermath of indoor-outdoor living -- tiled in the kitchen and entry, hardwood in the living room, nook and guest room. Both surfaces are non-absorbent, making it easy to clean up dirt, mud, snow, sand and the like.
The entry is open to the second floor ceiling. Gazing up while standing in the entry, you can reach glimpses of sky and beams of sunlight through the windows of the cupola. But the study has an even better view of it. The small octagonal structure, perched at the apex of the vaulted ceiling is visible from anywhere in the room.
This charming space also has a fireplace, a balcony with built-in seats, and a dormer window that could house a window- seat. From the railed landing, you can look overlook the entry, or walk through the double doors into a bedroom with full bath and double vanity.
Downstairs, the kitchen has a long eating bar, and a sun-bright eating nook. All of this is completely open to a greatroom with a big fireplace, just right for warming up after skiing or telling stories on long winter nights.
The Jersey's second bedroom is on the ground floor. There's also a bathroom and a surprisingly large utility room with a long folding counter, shelves, and a compact washer/dryer combination.