You gotta love that cheesy title. I found this Craftsman house plan at Architectural Designs. I’m sure some of you would agree that the drawing of the exterior doesn’t really do justice to this home, but regardless, it’s the floorplan that knocks this one out of the park.
To be honest, I don’t get all that thrilled about single story homes. Exterior-wise I feel as though many lack character and that the second story can enhance the home by adding a lot of visual impact and interest. That being said, this one caught me off guard mainly due to how well it’s organized on the interior and that it has nearly all the key features we’ve been looking for in quest to find our dream home.
The following are those key features:
- Master suite is completely separate from the other bedrooms.
- The kitchen looks out over the great room.
- There is a separate laundry/mudroom.
- Both bathrooms have double sinks and the master bath has plenty of space for a stand up shower and claw foot tub.
- There is a formal dining room.
It’s not perfect though. I’d most certainly extend the deck to the west end of the home and add some French doors to the master bedroom. I’d also like the breakfast room to be more of a breakfast nook with built in table and benches. With the addition of a finished basement that would serve as a rec room, this house would be well worth considering. I’m just not completely sold on the exterior.
I’ve gotta talk with my wife but this house may find a way to creep into our top three house plans. I’ll have to set up a house plan ranking system soon so I can get input from some of you folks stopping by.