Each unit in this exceptionally spacious two-story Craftsman duplex plan has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. On the ground floor of each, living, dining and kitchen areas flow together in one bright and spacious room. Laundry appliances are near the kitchen, and sliders in the dining room open onto a patio.
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Toliver a 4-bedroom duplex
In the world of duplexes, four bedroom units are rare. The Toliver has four bedrooms, plus a whopping three bathrooms as well! Family living spaces are on the ground floor; bedrooms, along with two of the bathrooms, are upstairs.
This two-story duplex works well as a townhouse. The plan is as economical to build as it is to maintain, and its compact footprint fits neatly on a narrow lot. Multipaned windows give the building a charming cottage look.
Each of the mirror-imaged units offers nearly 1,300 square feet of living space, plus a deep one-car garage. Since they are mirror images, only one will be described.
Living, dining and kitchen areas flow together at the rear, where glass fills much of the wall. Sliders in the dining room open onto a patio. The kitchen is enclosed on three sides, but totally open to the dining area at the rear.
Counters and cupboards are amply supplied in this step-saving floor plan. The big three--refrigerator, stove and sink--are set in a tight triangle, so it's easy to move from one to the other.
Laundry appliances are nearby as well, in a pass-through utility hallway that links the house and garage. The powder room there is as handy for a quick dash in from playing, as it is convenient for the main floor rooms.
Upstairs, a surprisingly large walk-in closet hides behind a pocket door in the Toliver's owners' bathroom. The other three bedrooms share another bathroom, which is outfitted with a combination tub and shower. Linen storage is in good supply, with one closet in the upper hallway and another in the shared bathroom.