Shelter No. 2 follows a similar layout and design as Shelter No. 1, save for a few key changes. From the covered front porch, you enter the house through the front door into the great room, just as in Shelter 1 that I described for you in my previous post. The living area, dining space, and kitchen are just as you would find them in Shelter No. 1.
Over the kitchen window, on the exterior, is an awning trellis for your favorite vine to grow over. If your thumb isn't green, the awning can be roofed to match the main roof of the house, providing shade for the window and visual character. (Shelter 1 has this trellis awning as well, I just forgot to mention it!)
As you enter the stair hall, in Shelter 2, instead of a half bath tucked under the stairs, you'll find a cushioned reading nook below an oval window with recessed shelves and a sconce on the wall to light your book. Next to the reading nook is a built-in cabinet for your stacked standard-size washer and dryer.
Across the hall from the reading nook and laundry closet are two doors. One is a coat closet, the other leads to a full bath. This bath takes the place of the mudroom with its rear entry that was in Shelter No. 1. Provision for its absence is found with the hall itself doubling as the mudroom of sorts (as does ours), but this one with the nook seat (and its drawer underneath) on one side of the hall and the coat closet on the other. Additional storage for outerwear is provided for at the top of the stairs in the wardrobe on the landing (much like ours).
The full main floor bath has a high window above the tub/shower that lets light in. The toilet is around a partition at one end of the tub and the sink is around a partition at the other end. There's a built-in wardrobe with interior shelves along one wall.
The master bedroom and bath remain the same as in Shelter No. 1.
The stairs leading to the loft are of standard width and rise, as I described for Shelter 1. The landing at the top has the wardrobe as mentioned, and the whole room is flooded with light coming from the bank of windows in the dormer.
Double barn doors lead off the landing into the first bedroom with its two curtained twin extra-long bed nooks, each tucked under its own window, with bookcases flanking their ends. When open, the barn doors give a wide opening onto the landing, nicely expanding the size and functionality of this smaller room.
At the end of the landing hall, you'll find a door that leads to the same larger bedroom with its three built-in bed nooks as described in Shelter 1. There is no bath on the second floor in this plan.
Outside, you'll see the same built-in exterior storage at the back of the house, and the same 10' deep covered porch across the front as is described in Shelter No. 1.
So, in a nutshell, Shelter No. 2, has:
:: 1400 sq ft
:: three bedrooms
:: 2 full baths
:: sleeps 8