With this plan, you get two houses in one. A covered walkway connects the main house to a small cottage at the rear. The main house has a skylit kitchen with a panoramic view of the indoor gathering spaces, plus window views in three directions. Storage space is unusually abundant in the bedroom wing.
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Main house linked to small cottage at rear
The Kingsley is actually two houses in one. A covered walkway connects the main house to a small cottage at the back.
This space is ideal for older children, not quite ready to fly the nest, or aged parents who enjoy their privacy but also appreciate sharing time with the family. Its kitchenette is adequate for breakfast and lunch preparation, but not designed for complex meals.
Inside the main house, the skylit kitchen is much larger. Standing at the sink, you have a panoramic view of both gathering spaces, plus scenes framed by windows in three directions. You can even enjoy watching flickering flames in the gas log fireplace.
Outfitted with stools, one stretch of the kitchen counter serves as an eating and conversation bar. A vaulted ceiling expands the volume of the living room, and in the dining room, French doors open onto a partially covered patio.
Laundry appliances, deep sink, and a roomy pantry are mere steps from the kitchen, housed in a combination utility/mud room that's also accessible from the patio.
Storage space is abundant in the bedroom wing. Three closets nestle into spaces in the hallway, and the owners' suite has two roomy walk-in closets as well. In the second bedroom a closet fills one whole wall.
The Kingsley's owners' bath is fully outfitted with a double vanity, shower and private water closet. Space that could have been used to create another bedroom, has been devoted to a private den. Connected to the owners' suite by a hallway, this room could also serve as a small home office.