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Craftsman-style windows and decorative stick work evoke pleasant nostalgia to this cottage house plan. Family living spaces fill the front; kitchen and dining area are all of a piece. The master suite is at rear, and well separated from the three upper bedrooms.
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Stapleton has plenty of room
This Craftsman-flavor, country cottage-style home is equally well-suited for construction in a suburban neighborhood, or as vacation retreat with plenty of room for family and friends. It has a ground level master suite and three bedrooms plus a bath and bonus room the second floor.
Stone veneer bases draw attention to slender wooden posts that support an entry porch with a nostalgic stick-work gable. Craftsman windows, multipaned at the top, ornament the front facade, while shake-textured siding draws attention to the upper triangles of the side gables.
Family living spaces fill the entire front of the ground floor, with the foyer at center. The foyer is completely open to the living room on the left, while an arch to the right leads into the dining room and kitchen. Stairs to the upper floor are opposite the front door.
The Stapleton's large country kitchen creates a natural center for day-to-day family living. This layout is ideal for the multitasking required of contemporary parents. Kitchen workers can keep tabs on children playing out front, supervise the homework scene at the dining table, and tend to laundry in the nearby utility room, all while preparing the meals needed to keep everyone happy and healthy.
The centrally located bathroom and utility room do double duty, serving as sound buffers for the master bedroom at the rear. Sliders in the bedroom, along with another set in the living room, access a partially covered patio.
Three more bedrooms plus a bathroom, linen closet, and huge bonus room are upstairs. The bonus room could be used for storage, outfitted as music or art studio, or whatever strikes your fancy.