Gridded window uppers, tapered columns, and ornamental gable supports give a nostalgic Craftsman look to this compact, two-story bungalow. The Holshire is only 41 feet wide, so it fits neatly on a fairly narrow lot.
Its covered porch is open, inviting, and easily wide enough to accommodate a porch swing during the summer months. Inside, light washes into the foyer through sidelights and a row of small panes in the upper section of the door.
A stairway climbs up along the left side, and double doors on the right open into a den. This room is in a great location for a home office, allowing clients to enter the business area without exposure to the rest of the house.
Walking straight ahead down the entry hallway, you pass a coat closet and powder room, just before the passageway opens out into the vaulted living room. This room is brightened by a wide window at the rear, and entirely open on the left to the dining room, which, in turn, is linked to the kitchen.
Wide glass doors in the dining room slide open to let in summer breezes and provide access to a partially covered patio. A flush eating bar rims one side of the peninsular counter that bounds the kitchen and dining room. Cupboards and counters wrap around four sides of the kitchen, including a pantry tucked in an alcove next to the refrigerator.
Laundry appliances are nearby but out of sight, in a pass-through room that connects to the two-car garage.
The owners' suite is the only bedroom on the Holshire's main floor, so it's well-isolated from secondary bedrooms on the upper level. Amenities include a roomy walk-in closet, large shower, and dual lavatory.
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