Uncluttered vertical lines define this cozy cabin home plan, which is equally apropos to a suburban neighborhood or a retreat setting. Inside, the vaulted living and dining area is wide open to the kitchen. The vaulted owners' suite is upstairs, while a room that could be an office or bedroom is off of the front porch. 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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Cozy Riverview at home in the country
Cozy and charming, the Riverview is a small home with a country Craftsman feel. This plan can be built as a vacation get-away, but it's equally well-suited for use as a year-round home for a single person, a couple, or a small family.
The railed front porch gives the home a welcoming look. Sliding French doors on the far end offer direct access to a room that could serve as a study, a bedroom, or a home office.
If you don't count the bathrooms, there are essentially only two more rooms in the house--a great room downstairs and an owners' suite upstairs. Both are large and have vaulted ceilings that amplify the sense of spaciousness.
You enter the bright great room through a door flanked by sidelights. To the right, a narrow stretch of wall creates a hallway next to the open staircase, while providing visual separation between the entrance and the kitchen. This is an efficiency kitchen, with stove, sink and refrigerator located close together to save steps. The eating bar adds counter space.
A coat and storage closet is tucked beneath the stairs, and utilities are mere steps away hidden behind folding doors just outside the bathroom.
The owners' suite has a secluded deck, recessed into the porch roof. A person reclining on a lounge chair there is invisible from the street. Other features in the Riverview's owners' bathroom include: a dual vanity, private water closet, and an oversized shower illuminated by glass blocks. The walk-through closet is surprisingly large for a home this size.