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Following tradition, formal rooms are at the front of this two-story contemporary Craftsman cottage. But in this update, the heart of the home is a generously sized family room, open to the kitchen and eating nook. A raised eating/conversation bar also serves to hide kitchen clutter. The luxurious owners' suite is on the main floor.
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Contemporary Two-Story Craftsman Cottage
A generously sized family room, open to the kitchen and eating nook, is at the heart of the Worthington. This contemporary, two-story Craftsman cottage is designed for a lot that slopes down at the left and rear, but with a few changes could be built on flat land.
Outside, shake-textured siding adds to the nostalgic impression created by tapered columns and characteristic Craftsman windows. Inside, those windows admit an abundant wash of natural light into all the gathering spaces, along with the stairway that descends to the daylight basement.
This plan has traditional formal rooms in the front, and everyday gathering spaces at the rear. Entering through the vaulted porch, you step into a foyer with a roomy coat closet. Double doors on the right open into a room that could be a dining room, den, or home office. The wide opening on the opposite side leads into the parlor, which is expanded by a window bay.
The family room is windowed on two sides and has a gas fireplace. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can keep tabs on activities there, in the nook, vaulted deck and part of the rear yard. The raised eating/conversation bar is great for homework supervision, and hides kitchen clutter as well. Counter and storage spaces are in good supply, boosted by the roomy walk-in pantry.
A large, fully outfitted utility room is nearby, as is a convenient bathroom and direct access to the Worthington's two-car garage. The luxurious owners' suite boasts a huge walk-in closet and a two-section bathroom, complete with spa tub, dual vanity, and oversized shower.
Two more bedrooms are downstairs, along with two bathrooms, a large recreation room, and plenty of storage space.