Cedar shingle siding and a wraparound porch graces the exterior of Craftsman House Plan 87525. A total living area of 3558 square feet includes 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Special features include a shed dormer, decorated gables and stone chimney.

You can bring back the “good old days” in this home—imagine walking out to the back porch from the breakfast nook and ringing a vintage dinner bell. The kids will come piling onto the porch and wash their hands at the outside sink (thank goodness for that!) before dropping off their boots in the mud room. There is also a powder room for those last stops before they settle at the angled kitchen island.

Your kitchen is equipped with a walk in pantry and quick access to the dining room for formal meals. The great room juts out from the back of the house, and the extension is lined with windows for a lovely view. The fireplace makes up the centerpiece of the large room, and built-ins offer a place for books and collectibles to be displayed.

The den would serve as a playroom, office or additional bedroom, and across the hall is bedroom 4 with a walk in closet. These rooms share a full bath.

Upstairs, a “bridge” provides a lofty view into the great room and foyer below and leads to the master suite. Here we have a private balcony where you can survey the backyard during the day or watch the stars at night. The master bath includes all expected amenities: walk in closet, double sinks, shower, garden tub, linen closet and water closet.

Across the bridge and down the hall, two smaller bedrooms share a bath with double sinks and private shower/toilet room. The occupant of bedroom 3 enjoys a bay window and walk in closet.

An oh-so-convenient laundry room is provided upstairs with folding counter, saving everyone from carrying loads of laundry up and down the stairs. The bonus room allows for a game or tv room for the kids.

Click here to view the floor plans and the specifications for House Plan 87525. Let us know what you think of the layout and if you would make any modifications to customize the home for your family.

 

Contributing Author: Bonnie Drew is a blogger and customer support/sales specialist for The COOL House Plans Co. and Family Home Plans. For more information or questions about our plans, you can reach Bonnie at bdrew@garlinghouse.com.