Creative Craftsman Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||2978|
|Lower level living area|
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.
|39 W x 54 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
After entering the home from the covered front porch, you find yourself in a foyer with a convenient coat closet to your right, and a stairway straight ahead that has a window that peeks into the breakfast nook in the kitchen. Upon entering the living room, you face a centrally located fireplace hearth that is flanked by windows with built–ins beneath them. A large opening leads to the dining room, which is open to the kitchen. A pair of doors from the dining room opens into a den that extends past the perimeter of the rest of the house. This room has windows on three walls that provide a 180–degree view, and it even has windows looking back into the house, allowing more natural light into the dining room, and proving a visual connection between it and the kitchen.
The gourmet kitchen has a center island with a cooktop and oven, which frees up a lot of counter space, and allows the person who is cooking an opportunity to have communication with others while they work. From the kitchen, a rear hallway leads to the master suite, a powder room, and a mudroom with a coat closet. The master bedroom has two windows looking out to the side, a spacious walk–in closet, and a large master bath. The brightly lit master bath has windows looking out to the rear, and a side window located over the tub. It features a private toilet room, two separate vanity sinks, a tub, and a separate shower.
The upstairs landing opens up to a good–sized playroom/reading space with lots of windows on one side to let sunlight in. Three doors radiating off the playroom lead to a conveniently located laundry room and to three bedrooms. All three bedrooms on this level share a full bath.
Front Elevation For Creative Craftsman
Rear Elevation For Creative Craftsman
Side 1 Elevation For Creative Craftsman
Side 2 Elevation For Creative Craftsman
This Craftsman style home features a generous covered front porch that spans the width of the home, and long shed dormers on both sides of the upper level. The kitchen has the signature arts and crafts breakfast nook, with peek–a–boo windows that look out to the living room and the foyer. The master suite is on the main level at the rear of the house, while upstairs there are three more bedrooms, a large playroom, and the laundry room.