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Its full, wooden-railed front porch gives a welcoming appearance to this updated Craftsman home plan. A raised eating bar rims one edge of the work island in the spacious, up-to-date kitchen. The owners' suite boasts a roomy bathroom and walk-in closet. Two bedrooms, a bathroom, loft and good-sized bonus room are upstairs.
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Craftsman Carrington is impressive yet unpretentious
Textural variety melds with Craftsman styling to give the Carrington a pleasing yet unpretentious front facade. Shingles and foundation materials are slightly rough, while windows, doors, columns and railings are smooth and sleek. Fairly similar gables on the house and garage add to the visual appeal, and the full front porch has a welcoming appearance.
Entering, you step into a wide foyer brightened by sidelights and a row of small windows high on the door. The right hand hallway leads to the den and dining room.
Decorative columns on the left mark the wide passageway into a living room with a fireplace flanked by Craftsman windows. Another walkway, at the rear of the room, leads to the owners' suite, stairs, and kitchen.
And a spacious, well-equipped kitchen it is, with a large work island at center and an open link to the dining room. The eating bar that rims one edge is handy for meals on the run, homework supervision, and keeping folks who just want to chat out from underfoot.
Lazy Susan shelving makes the corner shelves entirely accessible, and a walk-in pantry is just around the corner. Laundry appliances, too, are mere steps away in a large pass-through room that connects to the garage. The utility room can also serve as a mudroom.
A huge walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom expand the Carrington's owners' suite. An alcove there can hold either a built-in dresser, or another of the owners' choice.
Upper bedrooms share a two-section bathroom, and a loft that could be outfitted as a study area or hobby space. A large bonus room, plus plenty of attic storage space, is over the garage.