The Berkshire Pasadena House Plan

Watercolor Rendering: Leslie Christensen

Like a well crafted song, the architecture of a Pasadena craftsman is elegant, yet simple.  The sexy lines and hand-made quality of these homes certainly strikes a chord with us.  With Dayton’s custom furniture expertise, the craftsman style is the perfect fit for our custom build.

In Pasadena, California, Charles and Henry Greene perfected this style of home which was heavily influenced by English architecture and Oriental woodwork. From homey bungalows to stately Craftsman, these homes radiate charm and encourages easy living.

Inspired by these homes, Dayton knew what type of house he had in mind for his next build.  Once again, Dayton collaborated with designer Brooks Ballard on orchestrating a plan to best utilize this unique, triangular lot.

  1st Floor Plans by Home Patterns

2nd Floor Plans by Home Patterns

With road footage on three sides of the home, Dayton felt the first challenge was to create a plan that would be attractive all the way around.  Taking advantage of this opportunity, he added a 3rd garage bay, creating a pass-through 3 car garage.   The doors are 8 feet tall, which will allow a boat or trailer easy access.  To access the 3rd car bay there will be a small ribbon drive way,  which will reduce the amount of pavement and add a bit of turn of the century charm.

There are three porches on this home.  The grand, front porch will be an inviting view, but might not be the most utilized in this case.  The second porch is just off of the primary driveway and enters the kitchen.  On the opposite side, Dayton added another porch to keep the look all the way around the house as attractive as possible.  This porch will be screened and will only be accessible from the master suite, much like a “sleeping porch” from the days before air conditioning.

3D Rendering by Stacy_Home_Plans

The downstairs will host a main living area.  The large, open kitchen will hold a huge walk-in pantry.  There will be three bedrooms, including a master with a luxurious master bath.  This will feature a huge lipless shower and free-standing soaking tub.  The second floor holds two additional bedrooms along with another living room and bathroom.  Dayton planned this 5 bedroom home to “live” like a much larger home without the hassle of having to clean and care for all that extra/wasted square footage.

3D Rendering by Stacy_Home_Plans

The Berkshire Pasadena house plan is an architecture and design nerd’s dream.  It’s an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style of architecture.  This house is perfect for a growing  family, or those empty nesters looking for a one level house that can still accommodate holiday and extended visits.  This home is truly going to be welcoming to any family!

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