This two-story Craftsman bungalow would be equally at home in a suburban neighborhood or a retreat setting. Family living areas fill the main floor, where the living room flows into the dining room and on into the kitchen. Not visually apparent is the integration of green building features. Special considerations focused on maximizing efficiency of the plumbing, mechanical system, insulation, and more.
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Charming Greenwood lives up to its name
This Craftsman-style front dormer, hand railed front porch, tapered columns and porte cochere all add to the nostalgic charm of the Greenwood.
It's easy to imagine relaxing on the porch in summer, sipping iced drinks, chatting with friends, or waving to neighbors passing by. Soft light spills into the vaulted foyer through sidelights and glass near the top of the Craftsman door. The stairway that angles up the right wall leads to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Straight ahead is a coat closet, which makes good use of the under stair space.
Family living areas fill the main floor. A wide opening on the left side of the foyer feeds into a large living room. Slender side walls frame the cased opening of the living room to the dining room, which is filled with natural light from the windows that flank the fireplace. An opening on the opposite wall provides access to a convenient powder room and a good sized hobby room, or home office. A pocket door in the hobby room opens into a utility room, fully outfitted with a utility tub and a wide folding counter.
Another cased opening marks where the dining room segues into the C-shaped kitchen. A conversation bar rims one side of its central work island.
Not visually apparent is the integration of green building features, designed to meet Energy Star Benchmark Home Standards. Speical considerations in this design focused on maximizing efficiency of the plumbing, mechanical system, insulation and more. These are just a few of the many green features found in this design. While passersby will delight in the Greenwood's charming facade, Mother Nature will delight in the invisible feautres that will help make the environment a better place.