#ALP-01GB House Plan
A parade of tapered stone bases support sturdy double columns that define the covered porch and walkways spanning the front of the Mariposa. Side shingles and gabled dormers with framed corbels add to the Craftsman-inspired charm of this three-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary home. Most of the lower level is devoted to open, free-flowing, comfortable living spaces. Skylights amplify the brightness of the richly windowed great room and dining room. Storage space is plentiful. The fireplace is flanked by shelves, cabinets and a home entertainment center. Outside, a deck spans the entire rear. The covered portion is great for outdoor dining and could be screened, if flying insects are problematic. In the kitchen, a large work island creates additional workspace. Desk, oven, eating bar, shelves, and a dishwasher are all built in. Counters wrap around three sides of a utility room that's easily double the size of most. Exterior access makes this an ideal mudroom -- a good place for children, gardeners and dogs to clean up after puddling around outside. Children can dash in to use the small bathroom without tracking dirt through the house. Sliders in the master suite open on a partially covered deck. The master suite is neither large nor fancy, but does have a private bathroom with double vanity, linen closets, walk-in closet, and cultured marble shower. Two more bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs in the Mariposa. Open to the two-story entry below, the spacious loft also accesses a street-facing balcony. As a library/study, this area could also house the family computer. A large bonus room is over the master suite.