This cottage duplex breaks the mirror-image stereotype, varying exteriors & floor plans. Both have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, decks, and vaulted living areas. Unit A has a second-floor loft and storage; while unit B has a larger master suite.
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Carmichael's units are private and spacious
Technically the Carmichael is a duplex, but it's more like two country cottages with adjoining garages. Each unique unit feels surprisingly private and spacious.
This plan is designed for construction on a lot that slopes down at the rear. Families might wish to move into one of the units, and rent out the other, or share purchase with friends or friendly relatives.
In Unit A, the recessed, covered porch opens into a vaulted entry. High plant shelves rim the entry on two sides, creating passageways into the vaulted dining room and great room.
A wider plant shelf marks the juncture of the dining room and window-bright, bayed kitchen. Counters and cupboards wrap around four sides, and a raised eating bar fronts the peninsular counter next to the dining room.
Windows, wide and high, fill the great room's rear wall where atrium doors open onto an elevated deck, which the master suite also accesses. Two more bedrooms and a second bathroom are upstairs.
The Charmicheal's Unit B is set further forward. One large room fills the rear. Light spills into the vaulted living room through windows that span most of the back, where a set of atrium doors lead out onto a raised deck.
Another wide window brightens the dining room, which has a flat ceiling and is fully open to the kitchen. Laundry appliances are also on the ground floor, located in a pass-through space that links with the garage. Two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and a loft are upstairs.
The master suite is the only sleeping area on the ground floor. It boasts a roomy walk-in closet plus direct access to the main floor bathroom.