This is a contemporary cottage with Craftsman accents. It could be built as a vacation retreat cabin, or a suburban ranch-style home. This single-story plan is designed for construction on a lot that slopes down to the rear. If a lake, ocean, or canyon is down the slope, that's a delightful bonus. Small windows border the left side of the front door, then crown the entry as transom windows. Handsome mullioned glass fills the upper segment of the door, adding to the foyers natural illumination. An opening on the left leads to secondary bedrooms and their shared bathroom. At the far end of the hall, a linen closet fills the alcove. In the front bedroom, a vaulted ceiling expands the sense of spaciousness. Right past the foyers coat closet, the hallway expands out into a large, open gathering space where the living room, dining room and kitchen flow together. Both of the rear rooms have wide windows. Those in the dining area slide open to allow air circulation, and provide access to a partially covered deck, large enough for a picnic table. Kitchen counters wrap around three sides, offering plenty of space for cooking with family and friends. The raised eating bar that bounds the kitchen and dining room comes in handy for quick snacks, or longer conversations with kitchen workers. Laundry appliances are but a few steps from the kitchen, in a pass through room which links to the two-car garage. The utility room can double as a mudroom as well. The owners suite has two windows, a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with dual vanity and oversized shower.