The influence of French Colonial design is evident on Rutherford's Roost with its hipped roof, raised foundation, and split stairway. French doors invite you into the open yet cozy living and dining rooms. The kitchen is an efficient workspace, and its central island provides a spot for casual dining.
Allison Ramsey Architects, Inc., of Beaufort, South Carolina, created this plan so that the porch integrates with activity in the main house. The front porch extends from the kitchen around the living areas and then becomes a screened porch adjacent to the master bedroom. This plan is ideal for climates that welcome breezes and a relaxed atmosphere.
The bedrooms are tucked away across the back of the house. The master has a private bath with two walk-in closets and a door leading to the screened porch. A second bedroom, bath, and utility room complete the plan.