A stylish contemporary house plan, the Bernard stands out with its eye-catching stone entry and geometric patterns. The interior doesn't have any wasted space. Able to fit on a narrow lot, it fits function and elegance into a small footprint.
Up the front steps and through the front door leads into a foyer. A welcoming nook, large enough for a sitting bench, also has a walk-in closet to store your outdoor gear. Entering into the house there are three choices; left, down, or straight. Going left will lead to the main living area. This wonderful, open living space was made for comfort or entertaining. The living room is separated from the dining room only by a see-through fireplace. The fireplace is an elegant centerpiece to bring warmth and conversation on both sides. The kitchen is well designed with plenty of cabinets and counter space, with the added bonus of a large walk-in pantry. The raised eating bar on the kitchen island is great for continuing conversations with the chef or quick morning breakfasts. At the back of the kitchen is the back door, a convenient location especially if one enjoys backyard garden parties.
Back at the foyer, choosing to go straight will lead to the bedrooms and bath. The bedroom at the front of the house could also be used as a guest room or a home office. The bedroom at the back of the house is the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and extra space. The full bath sits between the two rooms and is well-appointed, with a separate tub and shower, and a semi-private toilet.
Going down the stairs located at the foyer leads to the mostly unfinished basement. As is, the laundry is located in the basement surrounded by empty space waiting for your imagination. In the future, the addition of a few walls could create additional bedrooms or living spaces like a game room or family room.