The front of this Craftsman home plan features tapered columns, decorative corbels, windows and front gables. There is a two-story ceiling in foyer and part of living room, which includes a gas fireplace and windows at rear. Sunny, bayed nook expands into the roomy kitchen that includes a large work island.
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Scarborough at home in town or country
Tapered columns, decorative corbels, front-facing gables and characteristic windows give a Craftsman flavor to the Scarborough. Wainscoting and stone veneer column supports are two more hallmarks of the style.
This plan could be built as a vacation retreat, or fit just as nicely in a mid- to upscale neighborhood.
Sidelights and a transom brighten the lofty, two-story foyer. Double doors lead into a parlor on the right. Alternatively, this room's location makes it ideal for use as a home office, or whatever else suits.
The foyer's two-story ceiling extends into the living room. About two-thirds of the way back, it steps down to 14 feet, which is still high. Wide windows flank the gas fireplace at the rear. One set is actually atrium doors that access a large patio. A small beverage bar tucked into an alcove formed by the stairs is accessible from both the parlor and the living room.
Plenty of natural light spills into the kitchen through the window corner in front of the sink, and the glass-rich bay that wraps around the nook. A four-burner cook top plus a grill or griddle is built into a large work island with storage below.
Counters and cabinetry that wrap around three walls include a built-in desk. An oven and microwave are next to an archway leading to a powder room, pantry and garage, and a generously sized utility room is just off the nook.
The Scarborough's plush owners' suite has twin vanities, a spa tub, large shower, and completely private toilet. Its walk-in closet is outfitted with a window seat. Two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a bonus room are upstairs.