All Things Great and Small – Boulder Creek

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

Do small things in a great way……think about that.  Kindness in small ways, small packages offer great possibilities.  This house, too, although not great in size, is great in every other way.  The Boulder Creek (A-1883) by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts, shows you all you can have in the storybook craftsman/cottage home with 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ bathrooms in just shy of 1900 sq. feet.

All Things Great and Small – Boulder Creek

 Take it all it from the outside

Look at this home.  It is darling.  It has what you want.  With a 2-car garage, a covered front porch, room for windchimes hanging and chairs to rock in, you’ve already made a great choice.  With materials of cedar shake, wood garage doors, stone, and Craftsman style pillars on the porch, you can add low-growing flowers and plants to make landscaping easy and not take away from the immediate curb appeal of Boulder Creek. Whether this is a second home in the mountains, tucked into a quiet country community or your primary home as you adjust to being a first-time homeowner, an empty nester or one who likes a home but longs to see the world, this is enough.  This is great and small.

Main Floor

All Things Great and Small

 Come In – The Entryway

Stepping into your home, you have a small foyer with a long solid wall on the left.  This is perfect space for bench seating, baskets underneath and hooks above.  While this house is great, you might need to find the ways to maximize storage possibilities.  To the right of the entryway is a closet and a powder room.

All Things Great and Small

 Prep and Eat – The Kitchen and Dining Room

Just beyond the entryway is a U-shaped kitchen with an unobstructed view to the dining room (and family room, which we’ll get to).  If you raise the counter on the dining room side, you have more seating space for barstools.  Surely, having girlfriends over for cooking, drinks and fun fits right into this space.

The dining room is a large space ideal for a long wood table and covered bench seating.  Sunday dinners, studying, crafts, and late-night talks over coffee will feel just right in this dining room.

There isn’t any wall space here to speak of as stairs to the second story are across from the dining room.  Maximizing space here, to the left of the stairwell, is a closet w/shelves, ideal for your extra entertaining pieces and dishes.

All Things Great and Small

Sit and Relax

From a wide-open dining room, walk right into your family room with tray-ceiling and centered fireplace.  This space is your comfort zone.  This is where you nap, watch movies, talk with your friends and family.  Reflect.  A soft sectional sofa with a soft throw blanket and a book nearby sounds like an ideal way to spend an afternoon.  There is a door from here out to a deck or patio on the backside of the house.

Beyond the stairwell and the family room is a hallway.  This leads to your master suite.

All Things Great and Small

 Rise and Shine – The Master Suite

Just because the master suite is in a corner does not mean it ‘belongs’ in a corner.  This room has lots of windows so Mother Nature can show you her skills.  A platform bed, with storage underneath is ideal here as the walls may not be long enough for a large dresser.  Maybe you prefer a contemporary/Zen-like space that has a sparse but gentle feeling?  This room will suit you well.  A walk-in closet can be configured to fit what you need as well.  Is this in the mountains?  Leave space for your ski clothes or snowshoes and scarves.

The master bath has a dual-sink vanity, tub, commode (not in a separate space) and a closet for linens and toiletries.  This space has everything you need in just the right amount of space.  Remember, this home is great, even on a smaller scale.

All Things Great and Small

  Rise Up

At the top of the staircase is a loft area.  This area has 3 doors that open into it so there isn’t space for much seating, but a bench between 2 suites can work.  There is wall space between one of the bedrooms and the attic that would be nice for floating shelves.

In the back right corner of the upstairs in one bedroom.  It has a closet and access to a jack and jill (adjoining 2 rooms) bath.  A dual-sink vanity is here as well as separate area for the commode and tub.

In the front right corner of the house is another bedroom.  This also has a closet for hobby storage, seasonal clothing or for guests that stay a while.

Maybe you need an office space?  One of these upper rooms would work and if you install a murphy bed, you can have a functional, comfortable office and guest space.

All Things Great and Small

No matter where this home is located, it can be just what you want and just what you need.  Large doesn’t mean ideal, and small can be surprisingly perfect. Think of simple pleasures – a smooth chocolate truffle, a gut busting laugh with a friend , your favorite slippers, the loveliness of a red rose…..and this plan, Boulder Creek, by Living Concepts.  Great and small – all waiting for you.

Make this your own.  Welcome Home.

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