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This Craftsman home plan is shingle clad, with tapered porch columns in the front. Window-bright great room flows into dining area which is open to the kitchen. This plan also features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large, windowed bonus room upstairs.
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Craftsman styling revived in the Elkridge
Craftsman was the dominant style for smaller homes built throughout the United States from about 1905 through the 1920s. The past 10 years has seen a resurgence of Craftsman detailing on new homes, and the Elkridge is a prime example.
Hallmark features include multipaned windows, shingle cladding, and a covered porch supported by tapered columns. Craftsman detailing even shows up on the bases supporting the columns, where shake-textured siding is neatly framed.
Inside, the plan is totally in sync with the preferences of contemporary families, starting with the ground floor's open and spacious floor plan. Light spills into the great room up front through windows on two sides. This space flows directly into an equally bright dining area that is completely open to the kitchen. Wide sliders in the dining area open onto a covered patio that could be screened, if desired.
Cupboards and counters wrap around three sides of the kitchen, and a large work island adds to the wealth. Standing at the sink, you have a view of both the patio and the dining area.
Laundry appliances, plus a deep sink, are conveniently close in a passthrough space that links with the two-car garage. A wide bank of pantry shelves lines the wall across from the utilities. The powder room is just off the kitchen as well.
Bedrooms are upstairs. The Elkridge's owners' suite has a classic coffered ceiling, plus a two-section private bathroom with dual lavs. Its walk-in closet has a rectangular bay in front that could be outfitted with a window seat.
Secondary bedrooms share the third bathroom. A large bonus room, windowed on three sides, is also on this level.