Steep rooflines, stone massing, and multipane windows bespeak English country cottage style on this homes exterior. But good looks arent the only thing this plan has to offer. Modern updates make this quaint home comfortable for a family. For example, transoms over the bay window and the front door, and windows on the garage door, draw light to the interiora vital tactic for creating a sense of spaciousness inside this relatively narrow, 40-foot-wide home. In addition, the large living/dining room off the entry is flexible. Set up two groupings of living room furnitureone for you and the other for the kidsor use the space nearest the kitchen as a formal dining area. The eat-in kitchen has a planning desk, a pantry, and an island, and provides space for a table amidst sunny windows.
The efficient master suite is dominated by a view to the back through an arched wall of windows. For morning coffee alfresco, a door to the rear patio from the bedroom easily could be added. Older children will enjoy the solitude of the upper-level bedrooms and the convenient access to a games room with kitchenette, where they can study, play, and hang out with friends.