Bowman blends old, new

Farm Forum

The Bowman is intriguing in appearance. It’s clearly a contemporary home, yet many of its exterior design elements hark back to the Craftsman era of the early 1900s.

You see it in the iconic windows: multiple panes over large, single lower panes. The garage doors, too, echo this pattern, with a row of multi-paned windows capping the grid design below. Other Craftsman-style features include stone veneer wainscoting and decorative wood corbels.

Entering, you step into a wide, bright foyer with a lofty two-story ceiling. Double doors to the left open into a den, which could be used as a home office or a third bedroom, if desired. On the right, graceful columns frame openings into the living room and dining room/kitchen, linked by more columned openings to a roomy, naturally illuminated family room.

Sunlight spills into the living room through windows flanking the gas fireplace and another window on the side. In the kitchen, cupboards and counters wrap around three walls, encircling a large central work island with a conversation bar bounding the dining room. Lazy Susan shelves make corner cabinets fully accessible.

Along the side wall of the kitchen/dining room and family room, a parade of high transom windows crowns the lower windows, including the sliding glass doors that access a small covered patio.

The large utility room is outfitted with a deep sink, cabinets and a counter for folding clothes.

Bedrooms are upstairs. Both the owners’ suite and the second bedroom have walk-in closets and private bathrooms. But in the Bowman’s owners’ suite, the closet, sleeping area and bathroom are all larger. Luxury amenities here include a spa tub, oversized shower, dual vanity and enclosed toilet.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Bowman 30-315. For more information or to view other designs, visit or call 800-634-0123.