Craftsman cottage home plan 59900 greets you with a myriad of delightful architectural features on every side. Long shed dormers admit light into the interior for the entry and provide more head room in the guest suite over the two car garage. White rafter tails decorate the eave of the roof to the right of the porch. Below, the den is accented by an oriel window, which is a bay window supported by white brackets. With an arched roof, the entry porch interrupts the straight horizontal lines seen throughout the exterior. Everyone’s favorite Arts and Crafts feature, elephant leg columns span the front of this home, named so because the tapered shape and solid base is similar to the pachyderm’s husky stems. As you can see from the photographs, this home is seasonally attractive with dappled sunlight and a green landscape in the summer or topped with a layer of snow in the winter.
Ideal for a small family or retired couple, the main floor includes only one bedroom aside from the master suite. This lone front bedroom with walk in closet could be used instead as a den or office if children are not present in the home. A teenage or college age son or daughter would appreciate the comfort and independence of living over the garage which offers a kitchenette, full bathroom, living room, bedroom and large walk in closet, not to mention that the laundry room is right downstairs, eliminating those dreaded trips to the laundromat. This arrangement is better than some apartments- and close to mom and dad. If family and friends are not occupying the guest suite, it will serve well for rental income. As another bonus, there is a lower level plan that provides two more bedrooms, a full bath, a family room and a games room with wet bar.
The master suite features a picturesque window seat nestled into the bay window that looks out over the back yard. Storage is available under the window seat and in the walk in closet. A bathroom with double vanities and a luxurious tiled walk in shower encourage a feeling of relaxation.
The living space is arranged across the back of the home and enjoys additional light from the dormer window, and attractive exposed ceiling beams echo the craftsman exterior. A fireplace flanked by build-in cabinets and upper-level windows is the focal point of the living room, and French doors from the dining space lead to the back patio. Click here to see additional photographs and the floor plans of this lovely home.