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While its compact footprint makes this Craftsman-accented home plan economical to build, heat and maintain, its gathering space is surprisingly open and spacious. Wide windows fill most of the room's rear wall. One window set slides open to access a covered porch ideal for outdoor dining. The owners' suite has a large walk-in closet.
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Compact Bandon has a spacious feeling
If you've been searching for a compact home with an open and spacious gathering space, check out the Bandon. Economical to build, heat and maintain, this single-level plan is also easily adaptable for wheelchair accessibility.
Craftsman detailing adds its nostalgic charm to the front facade, where slender columns support and highlight a wide covered porch. Decorative corbels accent the apex of the gable above, as well as a wider gable behind. Cultured stone veneer fills the wainscoting that spans the front, and two hallmark Craftsman windows add their own textural variety to the visual appeal.
Entering, you pass through a foyer that leads by a bedroom and coat closet before opening out into the living room. If three bedrooms aren't needed, this one could be used as a home office.
Families will appreciate the sense of openness in the large gathering space at the rear, where the living room, dining room and kitchen flow together almost seamlessly. Natural light washes into this expansive area through wide windows that fill much of the rear wall. One of the windows in the dining area slides open for easy access to a covered patio that could be screened, if desired.
A raised eating bar rims the kitchen's work island, where it adds both counter and storage space. Just off the kitchen is a generously sized storage pantry/broom closet combination. The full bathroom across the hall is conveniently placed for quick access from both the family area and the Bandon's two secondary bedrooms.
The owners' suite, utility room, and a two-car garage fill the right side. Suite amenities include a roomy walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a dual vanity and separately enclosed shower and toilet.