Cozy Craftsman Bungalow
|Total Above-ground living area||2626|
|Lower level living area||1286|
The dimensions shown are for the house only (indicating the smallest area needed to build). They do not include the garage, porches, or decks, unless they are an integral part of the design.
|40 W x 40 D|
|Number of stalls|
Traditionally, the overall height of a house is determined by measuring from the top of the finished floor on the main level, to the highest peak of the roof.
Raising or lowering the height of the ceilings on one or more floors of a house is often a simple change that can be made by your builder. However, if you want to raise the ceiling of the main floor of a two-story home, there has to be room to add steps to the existing staircase.
We consider a room to be vaulted if the ceiling - whether flat, angled, or curved - is above 10 feet at its highest point. If you prefer that one or more rooms not be vaulted in your new home, this is a very simple change that your builder can make for you.
KEY TO SYMBOLS:
LR = Living Room/Great Room
DR = Dining Room
FAM = Family Room
FOY = Foyer
STU = Study/Library/Den
KIT = Kitchen
SUN = Sunroom
MBR = Master Bedroom
MB = Master Bath
LOF = Loft
OFF = Office/Guest Room
REC = Recreation/Game Room
ALL = Entire Level
This Craftsman style home has a covered entry porch that spans the entire width of the house, providing a perfect place to enjoy warm summer evenings. The exterior features both gable and shed dormers at the front and rear of the house. Partial height walls between the foyer and the dining room, and the kitchen beyond it, create distinct areas while preserving an open feeling. The living spaces are detailed with wood wainscoting, traditional wood trim, and built–ins.
From the covered entry porch, you enter a foyer space that has sight lines to most of the main level of the house. To the left is a spacious living room with a large centrally located fireplace hearth that is flanked by built–in bookcases. Sliding doors divide the living room from the informal den/library, which has a pair of French doors that open onto a private back porch. The dining room is open to the entry, the kitchen and the living room, and its three large windows provide views and natural light. The flexible and functional kitchen features a double breakfast nook for additional eating space, a center island, and a large walk–in pantry at the rear. From the kitchen, a small vestibule leads to a powder room, a mudroom, and the den. A door in the mudroom leads to a back porch.
The central switchback staircase is space efficient, and leads to a U–shaped upper hall, with four upper bedrooms located at each corner of the house. The master bedroom has abundant sunlight from the dormer windows that face the front of the house, and the master bath features both a bath and a separate shower. Bedroom 1 has its own private full bath, while Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a public full bath.
Front Elevation For Cozy Craftsman
Rear Elevation For Cozy Craftsman
Side 1 Elevation For Cozy Craftsman
Side 2 Elevation For Cozy Craftsman
The original homeowners who built this classic Craftsman–style house chose bold colors and varying textures to highlight all the architectural elements. While the look and "feel" is pure Craftsman, the ceilings are set at a comfortable 9', and the floor plan is perfectly suited to the way families actually use their homes. The huge walk–in pantry off the kitchen is one of our favorite elements, along with the views enjoyed by every room in the house.