Country at heart, this charming cottage-style home would be equally comfortable at the seashore, on an acreage, at the edge of a woods, or in a friendly city neighborhood. Inside, rooms flow together, creating a formal entertainment center and a more casual family area. For quiet times, a front den can be closed off by double doors. Play host to a few or many in the formal living and dining rooms, separated by a pair of columns and a change in ceiling height. A coat closet beneath the staircase and a powder room are conveniently located for guests. The wide-open spaces extend to the kitchen and family room, furnished with a fireplace. From the sink peninsula, the cook can view the back yard or hobnob with everyone in the breakfast nook and family room.
The upper level accommodates private rooms-three bedrooms and a master suite. The master bath houses a shower, whirlpool tub, and a toilet compartment. The loft is enclosed by a half-wall that overlooks the living room. Furnish the loft as a sitting area, a library, or playroom. This home plan allows for either a two- or three-car garage; plans for both are included. With a three-car garage, bedroom four gains 98 square feet.