Happy Holidays from Associated Designs!
Discover your cozy cabin retreat in the Tetherow, a modern craftsman home plan that’s ideal for couples or as a second home. Numerous windows ringed with trim and bottom sills cover all sides of the exterior, filling rooms with natural light.
This one story home plan opens itself up to the outside world, with sliding glass doors connecting each of the main living spaces to the front or back yard. A view lot enhances the connection with the scenery. Double rows of posts with tapered stone veneer bases frame the front door and extend outward, anchoring a gabled, shingled roof that forms an overhanging carport.
The front door opens to an airlock entry, designed to keep cold air out during the winter and air-conditioned rooms cool throughout the summer. The entry also includes a wide coat closet. Open double sliding doors and step into a vaulted living room, with a corner fireplace and entertainment center lining one wall. An opening on this side of the living room leads to a luxurious vaulted guest suite with an amenity-rich bathroom that includes an oversized shower, private toilet and step-in closet.
On the opposite side of the living room, an open floor plan utilizes ornamental posts and a short wall to provide some visual separation from the adjacent dining room and kitchen. Amenities in the kitchen include a full island and eating bar, prep and full sink and wraparound countertops with a range stove, double oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and pantry. Through an opening to the right of the dining room, a hallway passes a walk-in pantry with additional food storage space before reaching a door that opens out to a side porch located off of the front entrance.
A door on the opposite end of the hallway opens to reveal the large, vaulted owners’ suite. A row of rear-facing windows offers a panoramic view and fills the room with morning sunlight, while a sliding glass door opens from the bedroom out to the rear patio. Through another door, find the expansive owners’ bath, boasting a heated floor, large walk-in shower with mounted and hand-held showerheads, a soaking tub, double sink vanity and private toilet. A pocket door next to the vanity slides open to an immense walk-in closet, loaded with shelf space and equipped with a built-in ironing board.
A second pocket door in the closet hides the Tetherow’s final surprise: a large utility room loaded with potential for conversion to a hobby space. This room can also be accessed through a sliding door from the hallway outside the owners’ suite. Here, a washer, dryer and sink are tucked into one wall and leave plenty of open space to work with. Versatile counters wrap around three walls beneath a row of front-facing windows, and provide a seemingly limitless number of possibilities for an enterprising homeowner.