This compact cottage home plan with a country-style exterior has a spacious and open contemporary interior. Main floor gathering space begins at the front door and extends to the kitchen at the rear. Owners' suite and two more bedrooms are upstairs, along with two bathrooms and a bonus room.
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Compact Molalla feels expansive inside
The Molalla is as compact as it is charming, and as economical to build as it is to heat and maintain. Its exterior has the look of a country cottage, while the interior has the openness of a contemporary home.
Entering, you pass through a wide covered porch accented by three tapered columns. Just inside, a convenient coat closet is right behind the door. Look to the right and you can take in most of the main floor, front to back. The large living room up front transitions into a dining area rimmed by a raised eating bar that bounds the kitchen.
Light washes into the living room through a wide front window. More spills into the dining area through sliding glass doors on the right that open onto a covered patio, ideal for outdoor dining. The kitchen has long counters on two sides, while the sink is centered in the somewhat shorter counter that links the other two. A large desk fits neatly into an alcove across the room, next to the deep walk-in pantry tucked under the stairs.
A full-size utility room and small powder room are also on the ground floor. They flank a short hallway that links the interior to the two-car garage.
Sleeping quarters, two bathrooms, and an unfinished bonus room are upstairs in the Molalla. The owners' suite at the rear has a roomy walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a dual vanity. Up front, both secondary bedrooms have cozy windowed alcoves with views of the street. These could be outfitted with window seats, used as display areas, or fitted with desks.