The unpretentious charm of this midsize home plan makes it a good fit in either a vacation community or a suburban neighborhood. Its expansive great room has a cozy fireplace and is richly windowed at the rear. An eating bar rims the interface between the great room and a roomy kitchen with a large walk-in pantry. The room by the entry is ideal for a home office.
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Elkhorn is at home in any neighborhood
Gable-end supports and gridded window uppers lend their Craftsman charm to this midsize cottage. The Elkhorn is equally well-suited for construction in either a vacation retreat setting or a suburban neighborhood. A suite of wicker furniture or an old-fashioned wooden porch swing would be right at home on the covered front porch.
Entering, you step into a foyer with a coat closet, stairway and powder room on the right, and a home office/den on the left. The expansive great room straight ahead is vaulted to the second story ceiling. This space is every bit as bright as it is spacious. Its mess-free gas fireplace nestles into a cozy corner opposite windows that fill most of the rear wall. Sliding glass doors open onto a covered patio that could be screened for bug-free dining.
An eating bar rims the interface between the great room and kitchen. Cupboards and counters line three sides, and a roomy walk-in pantry fills one entire corner.
The vaulted owners' suite is also on the ground floor. Amenities here include a private bathroom with a dual vanity and a deep soaking tub. The toilet and shower are separately enclosed for enhanced privacy and steam containment.
A loft and two bedrooms are upstairs, along with a two-section bathroom and a deep bonus room. One side of the loft overlooks the great room. Being centrally located, the loft makes an ideal location for a sitting area with bookshelves. It could be built with a long counter or built-in desks.
One of the Elkhorn's upper rooms has no closet. This room also makes an ideal computer room. Alternatively, shelves or closets could easily be built in, to outfit it as a bedroom, sewing room, or whatever suits.