“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
You’ve heard this before – make the years count, not count the years. Lucky for you, with this spacious Craftsman style home, Pennwood (B-2487) by Living Concepts Frank Snodgrass, you can enjoy many years here with peace of mind and safety of single-floor living.
With almost 2500 square feet of space, this easy living 3 bedroom, 2 bath home will ease your mind and your days. This house just wants you to relax. Enjoy your friends and family. Enjoy your life.
Come on Down –
Driving up to this Craftsman style home, you see the elements of charm in the tapered porch columns. You notice the natural materials of cedar shake. Neutral colors and multi-paned windows are classic Craftsman. This 2-car garage with a window box for flowers and plenty of frontage space for low landscaping will suit you well. Make your outdoor space as maintenance free as you like – or not – if gardening and digging is your hobby. Put this house anywhere as it will fit right in and be just right for you.
You will really enjoy your covered front porch. It’s ideal for pondering your day, sitting quietly with a glass of lemonade or sharing morning coffee with a neighbor (ask them to bring the coffee cake).
Let’s go look.
Come on In –
This fantastic, flowing floorplan begins as your double door (or single if you prefer) enters from your loggia into your foyer. The space is open and airy because your dining room, to the left, is defined by columns in the corners. There is a solid wall on the right where you can sit, take off your shoes, hang a rack for coats, a blanket for the porch on chilly days/nights or a really cool print of prairie style/craftsman charm inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright (the Father of Craftsman style). A door in here will take you out to your covered lanai. So plant pots of pretty flowers, get the grill, a dining table and chairs ready. Your friends are on their way.
Straight through your foyer is your grand room. This space can be a more formal living room space or perhaps where your piano sits. Maybe its walls are filled with your favorite family, travel or art pictures. Maybe all three 3. Place some comfortable seating, a small corner bar and stool set and it will be a warm reception room for light entertaining. This room can set the tone for what’s to come in the house and put yourself and guests in a mood to relax and enjoy the day.
Sit Down –
From the grand room, walk into your breakfast nook, open gathering room and kitchen space. This is Home Central. Either a banquette or table for meals is perfect here. Your gathering room, wide open and large, waits for you to watch sports, read and nap by the fireplace or sit and talk. There is room for built-in shelves on either side of the fireplace. There is also a door on the ‘back’ side of the gathering room with a door leading out to your covered lanai.
Eat Up –
From the gathering room there actually is a staircase to a bonus room (totally optional to use – all your living can happen on this one floor). You’ll also walk into your kitchen. Are you the prep or cook all day kind of kitchen person or do you enjoy delivery meals brought to you? Either way, this kitchen will make you happy. There is plenty of counter space. Your sink looks toward your gathering room so you miss nothing that goes on in there. Plenty of cabinets can house your dishes for entertaining.
Your Guests are Here –
Whether this is a family house or ready for guests, your two bedroom suites are on the furthest left-side of the house. There is a jack and jill bathroom adjoining these spaces with a single sink, tub and commode. There is a closet for bed linens, towels and toiletries here. The front bedroom has a nice walk-in closet. The back bedroom has a smaller walk-in closet but a benefit of a personal, quiet patio space and door that leads to it.
Also at this end of the house, you access your laundry room and the door to your two-car garage
Walk back through your foyer to the master suite side of the house and you pass a powder room.
Your Daily Peace –
From the foyer and to the right, you will find the the master retreat. This space has a fun feature in a ‘morning bar’ just inside the entryway. Imagine a tall counter with your coffee machine and mugs at the ready. Some stools to sit on while drinking your morning ‘boost’, work a crossword or Sudoku puzzle and take a peek at the news headlines will start your day off right. This is also a great place for an under counter fridge for a nightcap or evening snack too. A nice sitting area at the end of the master retreat space will fit comfortable chairs and a table. You’ll walk through a door out to the covered lanai here, as well. There are 2 separate walk-in closets in here, which is ideal for any couple or for keeping vacation/fun clothes away from daily or seasonal outfits. The master bath is at the front of the house, separate sinks and vanities face each other. A large shower, a soaking tub, a linen closet and private room for your commode wrap it all up.
Come and Get It –
Well, here it is. Your family home, your empty-nest home, your own home – it can be everything. From Craftsman Charm at the get-go to function and great form throughout, this home will be just right for you.
“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.”
- Rachel Ann Nunes (author)
Make this your own. Welcome Home.