Belnap exudes Craftsman charm
Craftsman detailing adds nostalgic charm to this update of a country-style cottage. Specifically, notice the gridded window uppers and the stone veneer clad post supports. An old-fashioned wooden porch swing would be a nice fit on the Belknap’s covered porch, as would a suite of wicker furniture.
On the ground floor, formal and informal gathering spaces fill the left wing. A den, utility room, half bath, and luxurious owners’ suite are on the right side, along with direct access to the garage. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a study are upstairs.
The living room and den are well separated from the more relaxed family living areas at the rear. The foyer is totally open to the living room, while den access is around the corner to the right. Moving forward from the foyer takes you directly to the kitchen, while turning left at the stairs brings you into a bright and expansive two-story great room. Craftsman windows on two levels flank the fireplace.
Twin sets of continental columns line the wide opening between the great room and vaulted dining room. During the warmer months, sliding glass doors at the rear of the dining room offer increased air circulation, plus easy access to a covered patio.
An open passageway and a long raised eating counter bound the dining room and step-efficient kitchen. Standing at the cooktop, you can talk to people in the dining room and see out onto the patio. The kitchen sink offers a wide view of the Belknap’s rear yard.
The vaulted owners’ suite, too, has windows that face the back yard, along with three slender side windows. Luxury amenities include a deep walk-in closet, dual vanity, a shower, spa tub, and totally private toilet.
Associated Designs is the original source for the Belknap 30-771. For more information or to view other designs, visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.