This story-and-a-half house with a full basement has enough style and flexibility to fit comfortably into a variety of settings. A Friendly Retreat can work as a first or retirement home, as well as a lake or mountain house. It is ideal for sloping lots. Plans include details for a basement foundation with an additional 1,400 square feet of living space that comprises a bedroom, bath, and play area.
Designed by Frederick Spitzmiller and Robert Norris of Atlanta, the exterior features a charming combination of fieldstone and board-and-batten siding. Tall, gabled rooflines provide generous space for vaulted rooms inside.