Why We Love House Plan 1391
First things first. Here is the stat sheet on this impossibly sweet little cottage bungalow by Caldwell-Cline Architects. The overall footprint comes in at an ideal 2,695 square feet. It has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, and our favorite part (always!)—multiple porch situations. Guests are greeted by a friendly, petite front porch—a must for Southern neighborhoods. Then off the back you'll find another covered porch, quite accommodating at 17' by 12'. Upstairs, directly above the first-floor porch sits a mirror image "terrace" of the same size. How will we decide which one to spend all our time on?
Inside the house, the ready-for-any-family ingenuity continues. The primary is on the main, and the family room, dining area, and kitchen are all open to each other. A generous island means there's plenty of prep space in kitchen. For parties, you can set up a serve-yourself style bar, since gatherings will inevitably flow from the kitchen to the family room to the back porch. In the private spaces, every bedroom gets a walk-in closet (hello, when can we move in!), and the primary bathroom gets his-and-her sinks. With a powder bathroom and laundry tucked between the primary bedroom and kitchen/dining rooms, the primary feels accessible, but secluded from noise. Maybe that laundry is more likely to get put away as well?
Don't let the humble fireplace setup go unnoticed. Situated square in the family room, the fireplace adds a certain old-home coziness that will make the winter holidays extra nostalgic. While in the heart of the home inside, the stone fireplace structure is still subtle on the exterior.
A humble exterior and classic design means the plan is at home in any Southern neighborhood, and will be for years to come. Haven't you always wanted a gabled front porch with a metal roof? We have.