Traditional Craftsman-style railings, classic shingles, decorative beams below the eaves and an unconventional, modern floor plan make this home, Plan K-32, by the Homestore Plans and Publications Designers Network, a head-turner. Its floor plan has 1,212 square feet of living space.
Originally designed as a boathouse residence for young adults, the plan has its primary living areas atop a carport. This clever arrangement helps to protect privacy and provide safety, and makes the design a popular choice for a vacation home.
From the lower-floor foyer, a staircase leads up to the primary living areas. Straight ahead is a bedroom suite with a private bath. Upstairs, the living room, dining room and kitchen merge to form a common space. Here, an outdoor deck is accessible through French doors. A full bath around the corner adjoins the master bedroom. A mechanical room with laundry facilities is located just off the single-stall carport.
The lower level has ample storage, including a mechanical room with laundry facilities, plus a large secondary bedroom that could serve as an office or exercise room. An angled closet and a corner sink make wise use of the space in the bedroom, which has a private bath.
Upstairs, the sunny, open living room blends seamlessly with the island kitchen and a dining nook, as well as a large deck -- lending a sense of spaciousness. A pantry rounds out the area.
The secluded master suite is an appealing retreat. It features a walk-in closet and private access to a full bath with a large tub.
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Main floor: 774 sq. ft.
Lower floor: 358 sq. ft.
Mechanical room: 80 sq. ft.
Total living areas 1,212 sq. ft.
Carport: 230 sq. ft.
Exterior wall framing: 2x4
Foundation options: slab
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