Hands down, craftsman style home plan 65862 is our best seller! This irresistible design calls for rough sawn cedar shake siding (Hardie Board makes a great low maintenance product) and western red cedar in the eaves, porch pillars and decorative gable trim. Semi-coursed, roughly rectangular cut stone makes up part of the exterior where you see the “battered” walls. Battered describes the narrow shape that slopes down to a wider base. In Medieval times, walls were build with a wider base to withstand the force of a battering ram, however these walls are added for the arts and crafts aesthetic. An over sized steel/glass front door with wrought iron grill/scroll work measures 4′ wide by 9′ tall!
Proceed from the foyer and notice the stepped ceiling in the dining room and the family room, where it reaches a maximum of 12′. A cozy double-sided wood burning fireplace separates these rooms. Through tall windows, there is a view of the back lanai and the stone walled BBQ porch with it’s rustic fireplace.
Pass through the kitchen nook to enter the ultra-private master suite. Surrounded by windows on three sides, the sitting area provides a relaxing place to read that novel or become distracted by the beautiful view out back. Pass through the full bathroom with double vanities and enjoy his and her walk in closets. One closet is larger for extra shoe storage- a must have for the lady of the house.
The walkout basement foundation would be quite a treat if your home is positioned on a hillside with wild terrain. In fact, with the basement option, this becomes quite a different house, adding another 2091 square feet as it mirrors the main floor! This option brings a media room, game room, extra bathroom and guest suite to the table. A small guest kitchen makes the extra living space completely independent of the main house. It’s the dream of any grown “kid” that just refuses to leave home. Of course, you would have to excuse the “failure to launch” if you are providing such an accommodating basement.
Two options are available for the basement stairs. Option one places the entrance to the basement off the foyer, stacked with the staircase that goes up to the bonus room. Unfortunately, you lose the guest powder room in the hallway. Option two has the basement stairs descending from the laundry room as soon as you walk in from the garage. Click here to see more information and to compare floor plan options.