Plan 22159 - The Fairfield - Flexible Living/Dining Room in European Cottage Plan
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2 Car Garage
Main Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
A Walk Through The Fairfield
Steep rooflines, stone massing, and multi-pane windows bespeak English country cottage style on this home's exterior. But good looks aren't the only thing this plan has to offer. Modern updates make this quaint home comfortable for a family. For example, transoms over the bay window and the front door, and windows on the garage door, draw light to the interior - a vital tactic for creating a sense of spaciousness inside this relatively narrow, 40-foot-wide home. In addition, the large living/dining room off the entry is flexible. Set up two groupings of living room furniture - one for you and the other for the kids - or use the space nearest the kitchen as a formal dining area. The eat-in kitchen has a planning desk, a pantry, and an island, and provides space for a table amidst sunny windows. The efficient master suite is dominated by a view to the back through an arched wall of windows. For morning coffee alfresco, a door to the rear patio from the bedroom easily could be added. Older children will enjoy the solitude of the upper-level bedrooms and the convenient access to a games room with kitchenette, where they can study, play, and hang out with friends.
Upper Floor851 SqFt
Main Floor1379 SqFt
Total Area2230 SqFt
Beds and Baths
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area468 SqFt
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch10/12
This home is typical of the cottage style. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. However there are cottage-style dwellings in cities, and in places such as Canada the term exists with no connotations of size at all (cf. vicarage or hermitage). In the United Kingdom the term cottage also tends to denote rural dwellings of traditional build, although it can also be applied to dwellings of modern construction which are designed to resemble traditional ones ("mock cottages").
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