With schoolhouse like charm, this quaint two-story plan easily will nestle into a neighborhood of narrow homes. In addition, it will accommodate a home site that rises in the back, such as those built into a hillside. The faades traditional elementssolid porch balustrades, awnings, and gable rooflineare given a modern edge when combined with horizontal siding and geometric windows. These elements make the home an apt candidate for a development of both traditional and contemporary homes.
The interior of the home is as carefully detailed as the exterior. The front porch leads into a hall that feeds traffic into a large living room with a fireplace and built-in media center. The living room is open to the kitchen and dining room. Angled dining room patio doors slide open to connect with an outdoor patio. A curved edge on the kitchen islandrather than one that is squared offpromotes a visual connection with the living room and acts as a counterpoint to the angles of the dining room patio doors.
A flight of stairs leads to a half bath before continuing up to a landing that connects to the garage and an under-the-stairs storage closet. From there, a U-shape staircase ascends to the second level, where it joins with the laundry room to divide the bedroom wings. The master suite fills one end of the upper level, contributing a fireplace, a deck, and a large walk-in closet. At the other end of the home is a study alcove with built-ins that can accommodate multiple children and computers. The secondary bedrooms share an adjacent bath.