Slender wooden posts support the porch; multipaned windows add sparkle to this country home plan. Vaulted foyer flows into the bright, vaulted living room which open to dining room and kitchen. Owners' suite features a roomy walk-in closet and private bathroom with dual vanity.
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Modest Olmstead has Craftsman details
Shake-textured siding and multipaned windows add a dash of Craftsman flavor to the Olmstead, an update of the ever popular ranch-style home. This plan is designed for a lot that slopes down at the rear.
With the exception of the stairway down from the suspended rear deck, this is a single-level home, and could easily be adapted for wheelchair accessibility.
The shake-textured siding fills and accents both of the low-sloped front gables. Slender wooden posts support the porch and multipaned windows add sparkle to the front faade of the house and garage. Lap siding gives the home a clean-lined look.
Entering, you step into a vaulted foyer. Just past the coat closet, this passageway opens out into a vaulted living room that is wide open to the dining room and kitchen. Windows fill much of the rear wall in both the living room and dining room, so this large, inviting, open space is also naturally bright.
In the dining room, an atrium door leads out onto a raised deck, ideal for outdoor dining. It could be screened, if insects are a problem.
A raised eating bar wraps around two sides of the kitchen's work island. The efficiency kitchen has built-in appliances. Cupboards and counters run along two walls. The kitchen sink is in front of a window that faces into the side yard.
The Olmstead's owners' suite has a roomy walk-in closet and a private bathroom with dual vanity. A pocket door contains steam from the oversized shower, and provides privacy for the toilet.
Utilities are centrally placed, close to everything. Two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a walk-in storage closet are at the front of the house.