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The Ayersville, by guest designer Rod Pfotenhauer, is a compact stone cottage home plan evocative of an era when home builders often used on site materials for construction. 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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Compact stone cottage evokes early era
The Ayersville, by guest designer Rod Pfotenhauer of Toledo, Ohio, is a compact stone cottage evocative of an era when home builders often used on site materials for construction.
Distinctive exterior features, in addition to the stone veneer, include a stone chimney, stone lintels over the multipaned windows and colorful wooden shutters. A cupola with a weather vane crowns the garage, providing an additional dash of colonial flavor.
This home is only 37 feet 4 inches deep -- narrow enough to fit on a 50 foot wide lot with room to spare -- and designed for construction over a full basement. The 1,300 square foot home is fully equipped for day to day living while the free flowing dining room/living room allows plenty of space for entertaining.
This large room has a 12 foot vaulted ceiling. A quarter round window, near the top of the wall to the right of the stone fireplace, adds illumination. A mirror image window, on the other side of the chimney, brightens the kitchen. Trailing plants flourish on the plant shelf that separates the living room from the kitchen. Another plant shelf, on the opposite side of the room, conceals the basement stairs.
French doors in the bayed dining room open onto a railed deck. Diamond shaped windows add charm to a utility alcove,nestled in the passageway to the garage.
The Ayersville's master suite has a large closet and private bathroom with an oversized shower. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom with a combination tub and shower.