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A wide, welcoming porch wraps around three sides of this Craftsman home plan by guest designer Steven Duarte. Inside, vaulted ceilings expand the sense of spaciousness in the linked living and dining rooms, while a fieldstone fireplace and one-step level change provide separation. The kitchen is partially open to the dining room and has a sink with a view. 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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Craftsman Fenwick is a modest gem
An intriguing variety of exterior shapes and textures makes the Craftsman-style Fenwick a visual treat. This plan was created by guest designer Steve Duarte.
Tapered wooden columns rest on square fieldstone bases that support the wrap-around porch, and fieldstone shows up again in the wide rectangular chimney. Gently curved arches link the porch supports, while higher up a half-round window sparkles beneath the side gable.
Closer to ground level, the vertical and horizontal lines of the multipaned windows and porch railings run harmonious counterpoint to the diagonals of the lattice below.
Inside, the home seems much larger than its 1000+ square feet. Vaulted ceilings in the living room and dining room expand the feeling of spaciousness in these linked rooms, and the dining room is open to the kitchen.
A fieldstone (or brick) fireplace separates the dining and living rooms, as does a floor level change. The living room is one step down, and naturally illuminated by porch-softened light washing in through wide windows on three sides. Double doors on the wall opposite the fireplace swing wide open to provide porch access and capture welcome breezes when the temperature rises.
In the kitchen, counter and cupboard spaces are in good supply. A small pantry adds more storage space for canned goods and staple foods, while lazy-Susan shelving offers easy under-the-counter access. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can gaze at the landscape outside.
Laundry appliances are conveniently close, in a pass-through utility room that doubles as a mud room.
The Fenwick's owners' suite has a surprisingly large walk-in closet, plus direct access to the bathroom, and double doors that open onto the wrap-around porch.