This charming Craftsman cottage home plan could be built as either a suburban home or a beach house. Its impressive two-story foyer leads into a living room with a gas fireplace. This room flows into a dining room open to a spacious kitchen. The luxurious owners' suite has a spa tub and oversize shower.
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Alderdale is a versatile Craftsman cottage
The Alderdale is a charming Craftsman cottage that could be built as either a suburban home or a beach house. Its drive-through porte-cochere, or carport, on the right offers shelter for unloading people or groceries, and a detached rear garage is also available to provide more secure storage for vehicles and yard equipment.
Craftsman doors and windows add sparkle to all sides of the house, inside and out. Smooth wooden columns stand on nostalgic stone veneer bases that support the porch and porte-cochere. The vaulted covered porch is open on the left to a wider porch, ideal for an old-fashioned porch swing.
Entering, you step into an impressive two-story foyer, where a stairway on the right wall angles up toward the bedrooms. On the left, a wide opening leads into a living room with a gas fireplace. Colorful flames here offer warmth with none of the muss and fuss usually associated with wood heat.
At the rear of the living room, a wide opening leads into the dining room, which is open to the spacious kitchen. Only a work island stands between them. A round-rimmed, raised eating bar runs along one side, hiding the inevitable clutter that gathers on the sink. Other kitchen amenities include a step-in pantry, built-in range and oven, and direct access to both a utility room and powder room.
The dining room is open to the den at the rear. A wide sliding glass door there opens onto a covered patio, which could be screened.
Three bedrooms are on the Alderdale's second level, along with two bathrooms. The owners' suite boasts a luxurious bathroom with a spa tub, walk-in closet, oversized shower, dual vanity and private toilet.