This two-story country-style cottage home plan is well-suited to the needs of a growing family. It has a luxurious owners' suite on the ground floor, and three more bedrooms plus a bonus room/fifth bedroom upstairs. It's also exceptionally bright, especially in the two-story entry, great room, sunny nook and large kitchen.
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Briarwood suits needs of growing family
This two-story country-style cottage is well-suited to the needs of a growing family. The Briarwood has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a den/home office, bonus room, and comfortably large gathering spaces. The bonus room could easily be outfitted as a fifth bedroom, if desired.
King posts with accent struts highlight the inviting entry porch. Passing through the vaulted entry porch, you step into an even more expansive two-story entry. Light washes into this impressive space through sidelights and a transom, while more spills in through three Craftsman-style windows on the second level.
Double doors on the left open into a den/office. Then, straight ahead and past the stairs, the entry flows into a two-story great room that is every bit as bright as the entry. A gas fireplace serves as a warm and colorful focal point. It's recessed in a rectangular window bay that is richly glassed on three sides.
The great room is open to the nook and kitchen. Nothing but a lower ceiling marks the boundary. In the nook, sliding glass doors lead out onto a partially covered patio, and a raised eating bar rims the peninsular counter between the nook and kitchen. Kitchen features include a roomy walk-in pantry, built-in appliances, and a garden window fronting the sink.
A powder room is just around the corner, along with a large pass-through utility room complete with folding counter. This room could also be used as a mudroom, and makes an ideal place for pets to sleep.
The well-appointed owners' suite is also on the Briarwood's main floor. Amenities include a large walk-in closet and a vaulted bathroom with a spa tub, dual vanity, shower, and private toilet.