Welcome Home. This charming Craftsman/Cottage has you at “Hello” right? Its natural exterior materials, warm front porch and windows that let in plenty of light are very attractive. This is Lodgestone (B-2284). With almost 2300 sq. ft, three bedrooms and 2 ½ baths in a two-story structure, you will find that it is right for a family or a couple. Pull into your garage. I want to show you something.
Now that you’ve parked your car, do you have anything that you need to unload that belongs in here? Potting/planting items? Oil/filters for the car? Dirty outdoor shoes? Well, it’s good that you have the room because this garage has a dedicated, separate space for ‘garage things’. If you have a hobby that needs a little room, or you like to keep your tools and ‘garage stuff’ away from the cars, then you will be happy with this space. There is a door to close to keep the room and its contents out of the way. Big plus.
Stepping into the house from the garage, a closet is to your left and a desk, workspace or place to keep the bowl that holds mail or keys greets you. A laundry room is to your right as is the dining room. You will discover that the flow of the home is both comfortable and practical.
Kitchen, Nook and Family Room
All these areas run across the back of the house. Your kitchen is to the back left of the house. There is a lot of counter and cabinet space here. Love to bake and cook? You are in luck; this is just your kitchen. Your sink looks out a window so you can enjoy the seasonal flowers that bloom in your backyard, or you can keep a quick eye on kids playing while you pour lemonade to take them.
An eating area sits between the kitchen and the family room. Imagine the together times, hear the conversations, the laughter to be had over a shared meal. Across from the eating area is a double-door pantry. Like the ‘garage thing’ space, this is a big plus. Now, walk into the open family room. If it’s chilly, light the fireplace. There is a door off the family room to the deck. Light the grill, plant basil or in a pot for handy use…..and invite the neighbors for a ‘get to know’ you meal.
Dining Room, Living Room Plus
Walking from your family room toward the front of the house, pass a closet and a powder room. Through the foyer and past the staircase is your living room. Maybe this becomes an office for you. Maybe it’s where the piano is played. Formal or informal, this room is a welcome ‘make it yours’ kind of space.
The dining room has a large window looking to the front of the house, toward the covered front porch. A unique chandelier and round table for 6 or 8 will create the ideal space for conversation and enjoying a meal.
Upward and Onward
Heading up the stairway from the foyer, you are met by an open loft area. Perhaps you create a counter and chairs workspace. Maybe a soft, cozy loveseat or couch for reading to children on, or a sleeper sofa for extra guests.
The master bedroom is opened from an angled double door. With a large walk-in closet and a double-vanity sink bathroom with a soaking tub and a large, relaxing shower, you can begin and end every day calmly.
There are two other bedrooms up here. One has a walk-in closet, while the other has a double-door closet. Neither of these bedrooms has a dedicated bathroom, but conveniently between them is a double-sink vanity bath with tub/shower combo. Your kids or guests will be just fine here.
A bonus room will be the envy of teen hangouts or your girls nights “Do not disturb – No boys allowed” zone. You could split-use this space and make an office, exercise area and a mini-movie theater. Have fun. Make it for you.
See, this Lodgestone plan is for you. Frank Snodgrass and team are here for you and ready to help bring this beauty to reality. Just say yes. Now, take a breath and hit the green “add to cart’ button on the plan page.
Make this your own. Welcome Home.