Situated on a sloping hillside lot, craftsman bungalow house plan 59923 may afford views of rolling green hills or the sparkling water in a lakeside lot. This home sits on a walkout foundation which opens with a two car garage under the main living space. Stacking the garage reduces the house footprint and leaves room for an additional bedroom, bathroom and laundry room that are tucked cozily into the hill. The basement is designed with a stone veneer surrounded by solid stone columns under bungalow style tapered porch supports. You can enter the house from a side door into the garage or take the outside staircase to the main floor.
Wrapped almost all the way around, this porch appears to balance the house over the gentle slope of the hill. In the rear is an outdoor fireplace and seating under a handsome pergola. Guests will find this gravel walkway and warm fire irresistible on a starlit night as beautiful flowering plants like Wisteria, Honeysuckle or Carolina Jasmine perfume the air. From here, you can see a long shed dormer which lends more ceiling space to the loft bedroom upstairs. The balconies, decorative gable brackets and cedar shake siding add romantic cottage appeal to the home. The metal roof and solid architecture make the house weather resistant and low maintenance.
Inside the dormer is a book niche lit by the row of windows. The loft bedroom is an open space measuring 30’4″ by 12’9″. You may choose to use this space for a play room, game room or media room instead of a bedroom because others must pass through to access the smaller bedroom. Privacy aside, features include a sloped ceiling and double doors to a large balcony. The smaller, private balcony belongs to the smaller bedroom, and everyone residing upstairs shares a full bathroom.
Soaring ceilings in the living room and kitchen are accented by rustic exposed wooden beams, and a large set of windows set high in the gable brings in additional natural light. The lower window placement takes full advantage of a lot with a view as you relax in the living room or bustle around the kitchen. The rendering shows a kitchen with dark cabinetry against the walls and light marble counter tops. Delicate metal pendant lights hang over a white eat-at island. From upstairs, there is a lofty view into these rooms. Click here to see the floor plans and more interior images.