This Craftsman home plan features a railed porch that spans the entire front; garage has old-fashioned alley entrance. The large gathering space is windowed on three sides and fills the left wing. Kitchen range built into long eating bar and linked to dining room.
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Westborough blends open floor plan, Craftsman style
Charming window treatments and a low-pitched porch roof give a distinctly Craftsman flavor to the Westborough, a midsize home with an old-fashioned alley garage. The railed porch that spans the entire front is an ideal location for a wooden swing.
Inside, one large gathering space fills the left side of the home. Nothing structural divides the area, so furniture arrangements must take on the role of marking the boundary between the front-facing living room and the rear-access dining room. French or atrium doors open into a back yard that could be outfitted with a deck or patio.
Standing at the kitchen range, you face into the dining room across a long eating bar. Overhead cabinets also help divide the two spaces, while adding to available storage. This large kitchen has plenty already, including a walk-in pantry under the stairs.
A small powder room just off the kitchen is tucked in the short passageway to the utility room. That room, in turn, connects to the garage. The deep sink in the garage does double-duty as a laundry sink, or a wash-up tub after yard chores or car repairs.
The master suite that fills most of the Westborough's right wing boasts a roomy walk-in closet and a private bathroom with double vanity and oversized shower.
Two more bedrooms are upstairs, where they share a bathroom equipped with a tub/shower combination. The rear bedroom is slightly larger than the one in front and has a small walk-in closet. Two storage spaces, deep and wide, nestle under the sloping roof lines.
A linen closet at the landing is convenient for towel and sheet storage.