Home Plan Detail

Quaint Escape

By: Laura Daley
Laura Daley


Square Footage

Total living area: 1488'
Basement: 2336'
Main Level:848'
Upper Level:640'
Footprint: 30' 2" W x 40' 0" D


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Master suite location: Upper Floor


Levels: 2
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Narrow, Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Office/Guest Room
  • Open Living Plan
  • Mud Room
  • Dormers
  • Wood Stove


The covered front porch is spacious for sitting and relaxing, and has space for wood storage for the interior wood stove. You enter a mudroom, which has room for cubbies and a bench, and has a secondary door to the house, which helps to seal the home from cold air. Upon entering the interior door, there are an office/guest room and a powder room to the right. This can also be converted to the master bedroom by adding a shower to the powder room, if you prefer a master bedroom on the ground floor. As you continue down the hall to the living spaces, you pass a central stairwell. The main living area has an open floor plan, with a kitchen and dining area to the right, and a living room to the left. A wood–burning stove sits in the corner of the living room, and a door from the dining area leads to a wraparound deck for outdoor eating.

On the upper floor, the two bedrooms sit under sloped ceilings with dormers that pop up the sloped portions to 8' high, and bring in sunlight and views. The two bedrooms share a full bath that is also located on the upper floor.

If you choose to build a basement, the lower level has a layout for a mechanical room with storage, a future bedroom, family room, laundry room and bath. With doors from the family room to the backyard, the lower level has potential to be an in–law unit as well.

Floor Plans