Gabled Craftsman Cottage
|Total Above-ground living area||2933|
|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.
|28 W x 44 D|
|Number of stalls||2|
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 charming bungalow has features often found on Craftsman style homes, such as an oversized covered entry porch framed by brick veneer columns, dormers, and wood exterior details. Interior details reflect the clean lines and simplicity of the Craftsman tradition as well. And the upper floor bedrooms and upper bonus room allow for large and open living spaces on the first floor.
The covered front porch, framed by an arched opening that spans the entire width of the home, provides a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Upon entering the house, you find yourself in a cozy entry foyer with an open stairwell to the upper floor, a large coat closet, and a living room to the right. The central fireplace in the living room is the main focal point, and it is flanked by built–ins with windows above them. Like many Craftsman bungalows, a large framed opening leads to a formal dining room space, which is also open to the centrally located kitchen. A central island encloses the stove, and provides a raised counter for serving or eating. And a cozy nook accommodates a table and benches for casual meals. Sliding doors separate the dining room from a den with a built–in entertainment center, and a glazed door that opens onto the backyard. From the kitchen, a door opening leads to a full bath and a rear mudroom, which has a door to the two–car garage. A rear staircase leads to a large upper bonus room above the garage.
Upstairs there is a conveniently located laundry room located off of the stair landing. The master bedroom features a large dormer with windows facing the front, a walk–in closet, and a master bath with a private toilet and shower room. Two more bedrooms share a full bathroom with a private bath and toilet room.
Front Elevation For Gabled Cottage
Rear Elevation For Gabled Cottage
Side 1 Elevation For Gabled Cottage
Side 2 Elevation For Gabled Cottage
This classic Arts & Crafts style bungalow features a wide front porch, a separate den on the main level, a full bath on the main level in case the den is ever used as a guest room, and usable space above the 2–car garage. The use of horizontal lap siding at the lower level, and at the top of the gables with vertical detailing, separated by red cedar shingles at the upper level, distinguishes the house as being clearly not your typical home.