It features efficient living spaces that maximize the vertical design without sacrificing any of the elements the family desired in their new home. Using a non-traditional footprint, this home is packed with unique design features and finishes that make it a one of a kind.
The open-concept first floor features a generous combination living/dining area that flows into the kitchen where a large center island invites the family and guests to gather and visit. The well-thought-out kitchen design features a separate, walk-in pantry with a unique alternate food prep space containing a second stove and microwave. The additional cooking space allows the family to separate the preparation of a traditional delicacy and family favorite fish recipe to minimize the spread of the cooking odors to the rest of the home.
The shotgun style is mostly apparent on the upper and lower levels where rooms open up off the hallway that runs the length of the house. The family chose dark oak flooring to expand and unify the visual space. The elegant dark oak and wrought iron staircase to the upper and lower levels is also a focal point of the home. Taking the staircase upstairs reveals two bedrooms and a family bath featuring a double-sink vanity and custom-tiled shower with a built-in bench and shelves for toiletries. Down the stairs to the fully-finished lower level is comfortable bedroom and a full bathroom for extended family who visit from overseas for months at a time. The lower level also features an office and the family’s laundry room.
The compact front porch with bright red front door features a standing seam metal roof that gives the home a pop of personality. A small deck provides outdoor space right off the kitchen. The two-door attached garage at the back of the house has doors on both the front and back to be able to conveniently maneuver vehicles and other items in and out.
All-in-all, this family’s compact, custom-built shotgun-style home features well-designed, efficient living space, exactly suited to their lifestyle.