Home Plan Detail

Sunlit Cottage

By: Michael J. Eckhardt


Square Footage

Total living area: 3418'
Basement: 3418'
Main Level:2008'
Lower Level:1410'
Footprint: 66' 0" W x 37' 0" D


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 1
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 3
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Study
  • Lower Family Rm.
  • Screened Porch
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Formal Dining
  • 2 Fireplaces


After coming off of the covered porch, you enter a foyer space with a view to the hearth room straight ahead. To the right is a formal dining room that is also open to the breakfast room, and to the left is a private study/bedroom. The central hearth room has a vaulted ceiling, picture windows that look out to the rear, and a large fireplace. It's open to the breakfast room and the kitchen. The kitchen has a center island for additional workspace, and a bay window that looks out to the rear. From the kitchen, a pair of doors opens into a screened porch, which has a fireplace for cooler weather, and an outdoor deck. From the kitchen, a small hall leads to a pantry, a powder room, a mudroom, and a three–car garage. On the other side of the hearth room are a stairwell and the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, and views to the rear and side yards. You pass a walk–in closet as you enter the master bath, which has room for a tub and a separate shower.

As you go down the stairs, you pass a pair of doors leading to the backyard, on the stairwell landing. Your site conditions will determine the number of steps needed at this backyard landing, which can also be expanded into a larger deck. Or if you have a flat lot, the rear doors may be relocated to either the upper or lower floors. After coming to the lower level, there are two bedrooms to the right, and a full bath straight ahead. As you turn left, you walk through a central family room space, which has windows that look out to the rear, and a niche for built–ins. Past the family room is a bedroom suite with a walk–in closet and a private full bath, and a laundry room that accesses a mechanical/storage room, a smaller storage room, and a secondary stairwell that leads to the garage above. On this level there is also an outdoor storage area that is located below the screened porch.

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