Stone veneer on the chimney and porch column supports combine with side gables and a central dormer to create a cottage look for this craftsman home plan. Please note: Featured guest designers have different drafting styles, therefore construction drawing layouts and contents will vary according to the region from which they originate.
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Altadena a charming, compact Craftsman
A welcoming front porch spans the front of the Altadena and wraps around to the left. The low-slung roofline, central dormer and thick, tapered porch columns are reminiscent of the Craftsman bungalows that were popular in the early 1900s.
Outside dimensions are 44 feet by 40 feet, allowing the home to fit neatly on a city lot. With close to 1,800 square feet of living space, this plan isn't large. But it's not to be underestimated. As a bonus, it's designed for construction over a full basement.
The entry has a high ceiling and is bright. Sunlight streams in through three windows in the dormer overhead, bathing the stairs and hallway in natural light. The living room, off to the right, has a homey stone or brick fireplace.
None of the rooms run together in this plan. The dining room is well separated from both the kitchen and the living room, yet easily accessible from either direction.
Standing at the kitchen sink, you can gaze out at the rear yard and a deck that could be extended to span the entire back of the house, if desired. Utilities hide behind folding doors, as does a small pantry. Lazy Susan shelving provides access to corner cupboards.
The master suite is roomy and practical, complete with a private bathroom and walk-in closet. French doors open onto the front porch.
Two mirror-image bedrooms are upstairs in the Altadena. Each has plenty of closet space and a private lav. Tub and toilet connect to both rooms.