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The Lincoln: Single-story, Craftsman House Plan

A great example of Craftsman home designs, the Lincoln house plan is thoughtfully designed, with plenty of built-in storage. This home also has exceptional flow—family members will find it easy to negotiate space in this elegant 2,368 square foot home. As we begin our imaginative tour of the home, we begin at the stunning façade. Staggered gables greet us and add curb appeal. A deep covered front porch makes for a protected entrance. On the left is a 3-bay garage; on the right, a gable with two multi-paned windows. We walk through the central front door, and into the foyer with its 9-foot ceilings.

To our right are the Lincoln’s family spaces, including the kitchen, living room, and dining area; to the left, the private bedrooms, with the master suite in the rear. (As a side note, the fact that The Lincoln is a set of single-story house plans will make it a snap for age-in-place living.) Walking forward from the entrance, we find ourselves in the gracious living room. This airy communal space includes the living room, dining area, and kitchen, with no walls to block the view.

The elegant, functional kitchen is to the right. A central island anchors the open “family triangle.” Down lighting under the kitchen cabinets facilitates food preparation. A hood is included over the stove. There’s plenty of counter space and cabinets for storage. The appliances are ideally situated for functionality—the family’s chefs won’t be tripping over each other, since each appliance is in its own zone.

The dining space, to the rear of the kitchen, is delineated by a slightly lower ceiling height. A beautiful wall of windows illuminates the dining area; they look onto the side yard. This is the perfect amount of space for your dining table.

The living room is open, but feels cozy thanks to a fireplace, set flush in one wall. On both sides of the fireplace are built-in display shelves and media storage, including a place for your flat screen television. Sliding doors lead off this room to a covered back porch, with a deep enough overhang to make this space enjoyable year-round. Built-in outdoor lighting increases the outdoor living appeal.

Wandering to the other side of the home, back through the living room and foyer, we turn to the right and walk to the end of the hallway, to the vaulted master suite. As we enter the master bedroom, you appreciate the separate entrance to the back porch. The gorgeous, vaulted master bedroom boasts four windows onto the back yard. Wrapping around to the left, we walk into the spacious master bath, with twin sinks, a separate toilet room, a walk in shower and a separate bathtub, and plenty of drawers and cabinets for storage. There is a clerestory window over the bathtub, and another window in between the twin sinks, making for plenty of natural light. Clothes horses will love the walk-in closet located off the master bath.

The other two bedrooms on this side of the home have nine-foot ceilings, generous windows, and sizeable closets. They share a bathroom with a shower/tub and yet another big window. The hallway connecting all three bedrooms has two linen closets.

Only two rooms remain in our tour of the Lincoln: the office and the utility room. Both are located on the opposite side of the home, on the same side as the garage. The informal garage entrance leads to a utility room with dozens of built-in storage spaces, including an entire wall with hooks, drawers, and cubbies. This feature will keep your family organized while keeping mud and dirt out of your home. The washer and dryer are also located in the utility room, which has a sink as well. Across a short hall from the utility room is the office. It has a built-in desk on one wall, and two cheery windows onto the back yard on the opposite wall. Nine-foot ceilings help this room feel spacious.

The Lincoln single story house plan oozes curb appeal, but the beauty and charm don’t stop at the front door. This home offers comfortable, refined living to families of all sizes.

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