Buy a classic Craftsman and get to deal with period plumbing, electrical, heating, and insulation. Or. Buy a modern Craftsman and you may find that it’s much more efficient. Here’s a 1,723 square-foot Craftsman, built in 2007, that attained the highest standard, LEED Platinum. It is part of a community of similar buildings; so, you’ll have something in common with your neighbors.
The house looks like a Craftsman: wood siding, white trim, small covered front porch, fireplace, builtin shelving. The windows in the front door hold a geometric pattern. Glass cabinets allow see-through storage between the kitchen and breakfast nook (which is staged as an office, handy for working at home while hungry.) Exterior windows are more modest, the better to retain heat and privacy.
More modern aspects are things like concrete counters, on-demand hot water, and hydroponic heating, and a gas rather than wood-burning fireplace. Considering its LEED status, don’t be surprised to find better insulation, too.
With three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, the two story house is big enough for small families, a few roommates, or someone who wants to have some extra space.
They’re asking $799,000 for the house and the 1,306 square foot lot; but it also comes with the shared amenities like gardens, fruit trees, a greenhouse, and a fire pit - gas, of course.
- 8021 Densmore Ave N [Windermere]