Only the garages share a wall in this inviting, low-gabled, two-story, Craftsman duplex. Family living spaces fill the lower floor, plus a combination bath and utility room. Window seats could be built in the upper bedrooms' rectangular window bays.
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Modest duplex a charmer
Each of the Rothbury's two units looks like a single, charming Craftsman-style cottage. And in fact, each is. This is a duplex where only the garages share a common wall. Each two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is a mirror image of its opposite, so only one will be described.
Two gables face the street. The lower one highlights the entry porch, which is supported by handsome wooden columns. The posts, in turn, are supported by larger, squared bases covered with lap siding. This porch is large enough for hanging an old-fashioned wooden swing, great for enjoying a warm, breezy afternoon.
The upper gable has a steeper slope, but nicely echoes the gable below while accentuating the multipaned windows on the second floor.
A coat closet is just inside the door. Family gathering spaces are all on the ground floor. The living room up front flows seamlessly into the dining area, which is open to the kitchen. A raised eating bar marks the juncture.
Appliances are built into the galley kitchen. The dishwasher is right next to a kitchen sink with a window in front of it, and the refrigerator is only a step or two away. Range and oven are on the opposite side of the room, as is a pantry.
Laundry appliances are nearby, where they share space with the powder room. A covered patio is also at the rear, where it's ideally located for enjoying meals outside when the weather is inviting. Each patio is well-isolated from the other unit's patio, so even outdoor meals can be private.
Upstairs, wide rectangular window bays in the Rothbury's bedrooms provide plenty of light and a feeling of expansiveness.