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Wooden posts and rails grace porch while shutters highlight Craftsman-style windows of this Cottage home plan. This charming two-story plan has four bedrooms upstairs, family living spaces below. Family room with fireplace is completely open to efficient kitchen with nook.
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McKinnon generous, warm
Spacious and cozy at the same time, the midsize McKinnon is larger than it at first appears. The second floor has four bedrooms, and a full array of family gathering spaces fill the ground floor.
Tall, slender posts flank the gabled entry and support the porch. An old-fashioned wooden swing would be right at home here, creating a relaxing spot to read or chat. Painted shutters and a wooden porch railing add to the nostalgic ambiance.
Inside, an opening on the right leads into the dining room; double doors on the left access a den. The den, or office, has a built-in desk, but that long alcove could just as easily be enclosed as a closet, allowing the room to double as a guest room.
Kitchen, nook and family room flow together, filling the entire back end. Light washes in through a trio of windows in the family room, and wide sliders in the nook. Dancing flames in the gas fireplace help brighten spirits on chilly days and nights.
A raised eating bar rims two sides of the work island. This counter keeps people who just want to chat out of the kitchen, and cooking clutter out of sight. Standing at the kitchen sink, you have a wide view of this expansive family living area, plus the patio and rear yard as well.
A roomy pantry and a utility room are just a few steps down the hall, and garage access is in the nook.
Upstairs, the McKinnon's master suite boasts a two-sided fireplace. Its owners can enjoy watching colorful flames while soaking in the deep tub, lying in bed, or relaxing in a comfy armchair.