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This charming two-bedroom cottage home plan has a welcoming front porch that spans the front and wraps around to one side. Vaulted ceilings add to the sense of spaciousness where the dining, living and kitchen areas are open to each other. Shelves and a closet line the hall that links the kitchen, utility room, and garage.
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Branell ideal for vacation or all year long
Multipaned windows sparkle across the front of the Branell, a single-level, ranch-style home that makes an inviting beach house or vacation cabin. But there's no need to limit it to those uses. This plan has everything a single person or small family needs for year-round living.
Shingle siding accents the front gable, and custom trimmed, square columns support a wide front porch that spans the entire front facade. It would be fun to hang an old fashioned wooden swing at one end or the other, or outfit the porch with patio furniture for relaxing in the shade on warm, sunny days.
Vaulted ceilings add to the sense of spaciousness in the family living area. Plenty of natural light washes in through windows on the front and sides, plus two large skylights.
An eating bar bounds the kitchen, which is otherwise open to the dining and living rooms. Cupboards and counters are in generous supply. Counters wrap around four sides of the kitchen, while another long counter and cabinets are right across the hallway from a roomy step-in pantry.
Laundry appliances are nearby, in a passthrough utility room. Linked to the garage, this area doubles as a mud room or pet sleeping area. It comes complete with a deep sink, handy for washing up after working in the garden or garage. Attic space over the garage is accessible via a pull-down ladder.
The laundry room, along with a skylit bathroom, is accessible from the bedroom hallway as well as the kitchen and garage.
Spanning the rear, the Branell's owners' suite boasts a huge walk-in closet, plus a bathroom with an oversized shower. The second bedroom also has plenty of closet space.