The Willis Stedina
|Area||2,940 Sq. Ft.|
From the designer: 'Seen from the road, this seems like a fairly small house, but it is quite large actually. I wanted to have a traditional feel to this home, but not too stale. I tried to use traditional interior elements in new ways. For example the dining room has a pass through like many older bungalows but is much more open in nature with glass doors on both sides of the upper cabinets. This helps to make a non-corner room more open and airy. In fact, you’re able to see from the back of the house all the way to the front but still have a traditional layout. Or you could close the sliding doors to increase privacy. The optional breakfast nook is my favorite element. Many folks have told me that they never knew they would use a nook so much. It is much more comfortable than sitting at a breakfast counter. It also increases family conversation (face to face time) much more than a bar situation. Put some board games around and you will find yourself playing. The corner windows make it seem perfectly placed for reading the morning paper too. The stairs are open and make the family room seem even larger than it is. Thanks to a beautifully placed upper dormer, the stairs receive natural light from overhead, flooding the stars with sunshine. At the top of the stairs is a large landing/hall. The master bedroom includes a wonderfully sized niche for a king size bed with flanking dormer windows. There is room for a sitting area as well as a small office or computer space. The closet area is huge with even more attic space for rarelu sed item storage. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are of a fairly generous size, but there is also a bonus area for the kids. This can be used as a study or play area. If a door is left off and the opening widened it would be a great second bed area for a shared room.'