Bungalow House Plan 65800 is solidly planted in the earth by handsome tapered craftsman columns on stone bases. Reflected in the swimming pool is a gazebo built to match the craftsman details of the main home. Fountains of water pour from the pool under the gazebo and from the roof, allowing the homeowners to enjoy their own personal waterfall. Beautiful by day, the pool is almost breathtaking at night! Water jets in the Jacuzzi are brightly illuminated, while the swimming area displays a subtle glow around the perimeter, creating a romantic atmosphere or the perfect place to entertain guests. Kids will also love it when the sprinklers are trained into the side of the pool.
The carport, which is connected to the covered front porch, provides shelter when you arrive home on a rainy afternoon. This arrangement is adequate for a mild climate, and a separate garage could be connected to complement the house in colder parts of the country. An additional building would also increase storage space. After all, a family attracted to the arts and crafts style of the house is bound to need a place to keep holiday decorations. The back porch offers about 325 square feet for grilling and outdoor dining.
Double doors open to the living room with its warm red brick fireplace. We like the large open corner entryway into the dining room, and right around the corner is the kitchen. This arrangement creates a graceful flow as you move from room to room. The stove top is positioned on the island, so the person preparing a meal is looking into the breakfast area and out to the back yard instead of at a wall. A walk-in pantry is included in the corner.
Two modest bedrooms with walk-in closets share the guest bathroom, and the washer/dryer closet is located right in the hallway. More privacy is reserved for the master bedroom as you must pass through the dining room and kitchen to enter. The main room measures 12’11″ x 15’8″ and features a door to the back porch to let the couple out for a little stargazing. The master bathroom is about 11′ x 13′, and a block window on the back wall gently filters the sunlight. Spa tub, shower, double sinks and a walk-in closet sum up the master suite.
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Contributing Author: Bonnie Drew