“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
This beautiful home, Fontaine, in Craftsman style, reminds us to pay attention to nature. Craftsman, at its core, is nature. The colors and materials used in this style are those that nature brings us – browns, greens, soft cream, brick, wood, and stone. From the front of this home, the soft arches above the porch welcome you. Large windows on the front, as well as the dormers and peeking windows, let you enjoy the outside from either vantage point – being inside or out. Look at the lush, charming landscape around this home. It says welcome. It says home and nature blend seamlessly together.
Now, let’s look at the floor plan and you can get moving on making this one yours. While this plan has 2 stories, almost 4100 sq. feet, 4 bedrooms, and 4 ½ baths, there is an additional floorplan option with this house that adds a lower level. That is Fontaine with almost 5500 square feet, 5 bedrooms, and 5 ½ bathrooms.
Porch, Foyer, Dining Room and Study
Adding pots of plants and flowers to the covered front portico will bring color and dimension. Add a few rocking chairs and a small table and you’ve created an ideal spot for chatting with friends or enjoying alone time while watching the world go by.
Step into your foyer and you’ll notice a double-door study to your left. The large front window allows you to enjoy the beautiful landscape you create. The dining room to the right has wide, arched entryways. One long wall is perfect for a unique sideboard or oversized artwork. There is also a closet in the foyer for hanging coats, storing umbrellas or a bin for blankets to keep you warm on cool nights on the front portico.
Powder room and Master Suite
Walking left from the dining room toward the master suite is a small powder room. A door across from the powder room is the entry to your large, multi-use master suite. This is a suite to behold indeed. With two long walls, a king-sized bed and a large dresser, artwork, and floating shelves won’t look cramped or out of place. A dedicated sitting area, with two windows, will give you the cozy chaise you want for reading, napping, writing in your journal, or sipping coffee. There is a door from the sitting area that takes you to the covered porch at the backside of the house.
Your master bath is more than spa-like. A soaking tub sits between two single vanity sinks. A glass-framed shower is next to one sink while a private room for the commode is next to the other sink.
Now, let’s talk about your closets. If you love clothes – then this is your paradise. There are two large walk-ins here. If you don’t like sharing closet space with someone else, smile. You don’t have to. Ideal right?
Entertaining – Gathering Room and Kitchen
Across from the dining room is a large gathering room. This will be a favorite room in your home. With high, beautifully coffered ceilings, this room can feel both royal and yet, comfortable, and familiar. A large fireplace centers on a wall to chase away the chill of fall and winter nights. A door from this room leads to your covered porch out back.
The long kitchen will be your paradise if you are one who likes to dream, create, and nurture people with food. The long countertops and center island almost beg for you to invite neighbors for a potluck, fun dinner, and laughs. Raise the end of one end of the counter for ideal barstool seating.
A long table and chairs or banquette seating tucks into the back of the kitchen space. Whether this is where doing homework, sharing meals, playing games, or just sitting here with your thoughts happens, it will be a space well used.
Utilities and Garage
The garage is a 3-car side-load style. Walking into the house from the garage there is a small closet and a wall for bench seating, hooks, and storage if you’d like. The laundry room is to the right and has room for not only a washer and dryer but a fold-down ironing board, counter space and a closet.
From the ‘back hall’ area here, head towards the kitchen and you will find stairs that wind up to the second floor.
Second Floor – Bedrooms and a Recreation Room
At the top of the stairs, a bedroom with a walk-in closet and full bath greets you. Do you have an older teenager? Do children argue over bathroom space? What’s cool and special about this floor plan is that every bedroom up here has its own full bath. Family and guests alike will love their privacy and individual spaces up here. If you have older family members living with you, they too will appreciate their own bathrooms and the large rec room that can be a combined living room, office space and hobby area.
Down the hallway to the left is another bedroom suite with its own bath and walk-in closet. Across from that suite is a large rec room with dormer windows.
At the end of the hallway is the last bedroom and full bath. This bathroom does have access via the hallway as well as the inside of the bedroom.
For a large home, this one is charming, cozy and has everything you want and need without being overwhelmed. For a growing family, a home that hosts visitors and entertainment, you will love being here.
Make this your own. Welcome Home.