Worthington designed for lot that slopes down
Outside, shake-textured siding adds to the nostalgic impression created by tapered columns and characteristic windows for contemporary, two-story Craftsman cottage
A generously sized family room, open to the kitchen and eating nook, is at the heart of the Worthington. This contemporary, two-story Craftsman cottage is designed for a lot that slopes down at the left and rear. With just a few changes, it could be built on flat land.
Outside, shake-textured siding adds to the nostalgic impression created by tapered columns and characteristic Craftsman windows. Inside, those windows admit an abundant wash of natural light into all the gathering spaces, along with the stairway that descends to the daylight basement.
This plan has traditional formal rooms in the front and everyday gathering spaces at the rear. Entering through the vaulted porch, you step into a foyer with a roomy coat closet. Double doors on the right open into a room that could be a dining room, den or home office. The wide opening on the opposite side leads into the parlor, which is expanded by a window bay.
The family room has windows on two sides and has a fireplace. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can keep tabs on activities there, in the nook, vaulted deck and part of the rear yard. The raised eating-conversation bar is great for homework supervision and hides kitchen clutter as well. Counter and storage spaces are in good supply, boosted by the roomy walk-in pantry.