Designed for a corner lot, entrances to this two-story Craftsman duplex face two directions. Both living and dining areas flow together; though unit A's is more open to the kitchen. Each unit has a main floor bathroom, three bedrooms and one or two baths upstairs.
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Vernon's two units are separate, unique
The Vernon is not your usual mirror-image duplex. Unit entrances even face in different directions. For all intents and purposes, each unit is a very separate dwelling. Only one small section of wall touches, a garage next to a dining room. The upper level, where each has three bedrooms, has no shared walls.
A slender post highlights the front porch of unit A. Inside, a coat closet and powder room are to the right of the door. The living room has windows on two walls and is open to the dining room, where more light spills in through another set of windows.
The dining room, in turn, is completely open to a kitchen with a large central work island. Laundry appliances are in the kitchen, but can be hidden behind folding doors. A deep storage closet is right next to them. The kitchen also has direct access to the garage, and another door that leads out onto a partially covered patio.
Upstairs, the owners' suite has a private bathroom, while secondary bedrooms share a bathroom.
Four slender posts accent the wide front porch of the Vernon's unit B. Its foyer opens on one side to a living room that flows on into a dining room. Ornamental posts mark the junction. The dining room is partially open to the kitchen, and also offers sliding door access to a partially covered patio, ideal for outdoor meals.
Counters with built-in appliances wrap around three sides of the kitchen. A peninsula-top counter open to the dining area doubles as a buffet for festive gatherings. Direct garage access is next to laundry appliances that hide behind folding doors. A roomy pantry fills the opposite wall, and a powder room is beyond.