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Widely set tapered columns highlight the Craftsman charm of this compact country cottage home plan. Natural light washes into a wide open space where the living room, dining room and kitchen flow together. Kitchen features include plenty of counters and cupboards, plus a large work island and deep pantry.
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Spangler has Craftsman cottage charm
The widely set, tapered columns highlighting the Spangler's front porch extend a warm welcome, while adding to this country cottage's Craftsman charm. Other Craftsman features include low gables, multipaned window uppers, and the shake-textured siding that accents the framed-out column supports.
A compact plan, it is economical to build, heat, and maintain. Yet it doesn't feel in the least bit cramped. After passing through the wide front porch, you step inside a much wider open space where the living room, dining room and kitchen flow seamlessly together. Natural light washes in through two large windows in front, a slender window on the side, and an atrium door that leads out onto a covered side patio.
Counters and cabinets line two walls of the kitchen. A large island adds more of both, and a deep pantry nestles under the stairway. Sink and dishwasher are on the inner side of the island, while a handy eating bar spans the other side. When bowls of breakfast cereal, lunch soups and sandwiches, or light suppers are eaten here, clean up couldn't be easier.
Laundry appliances are nearby, in a pass-through utility room that links with the garage. This room comes complete with cabinetry and a folding counter.
The owners' suite and a bathroom are also on the main floor. The two-section bathroom has an entrance right off the hall from the kitchen, but it also has another door that links it directly to the owners' suite. The suite's walk-in closet is surprisingly deep for a home this size.
Two more bedrooms are upstairs in the Spangler, along with a bathroom and wide storage closet. These bedrooms are full height at center, with the down-sloping sides typical of attic rooms.