Bob Flury and Bob Bryant of Flury Bryant Design didn’t set out to be “specialists” in craftsman architecture, but their clients Alison Brunner and Andrew Coven think otherwise. The Brunner-Coven home is the second craftsman remodel on the same charming street in Los Gatos done by Flury Bryant Design.
Then, the original home was simple and plain. Now, this strong looking craftsman attracts
all the well-deserved attention, with the warmth of the stone and wood columns that welcome you to the front porch. The footprint of the original home didn’t change drastically. “We bumped out 3 feet on one side,” Flury said, but he augmented the square footage by building a second story and adding a basement. So the house went from 901 to 3200 square feet.
This is no ordinary basement either. It is filled with light and height. Yes, height.
The ceilings are 9 feet tall. It feels so open — not the dark, damp, dungeon- like basements you remember. The basement is also home to a music room, a wonderful open space for crafts and lots and lots of storage. It boasts a whopping 1259 square feet.
The main floor has a wonderful open feel. The kitchen, living and dining room are open to each other. The ceilings for the main level have beams tying all the rooms together. In true craftsman style, the home office (also located on the first floor) has wonderful built in cabinetry and beautiful pocket doors. The second story addition is home to 3 bedrooms, including the master and 2 full bathrooms. De Mattei Construction brought the blueprints to life. Alison worked with Lynn Moore of Lynn Moore Design for the interior. The color palette chosen for the walls accentuates the tile in the kitchen as well as the fireplace.
Every level of this home has a “secret hiding spot”. The basement has the closet under the stairs, reminiscent of Harry Potter’s living space. “Our nieces and nephews love it,” Coven said. The second floor has a hidden room in one of the bedrooms, where all the kids gravitated to at the recent housewarming party. And lastly, the kitchen has a hide-away drawer built into the island that houses the dog dish. A slight touch of your foot and there’s the bowl and one more touch and it’s gone. How many times have you kicked your own pet’s food or water bowl? Now that’s a great design.
Alison said she loves the design of her home because “it’s thoughtful”. She’s right too. This craftsman design is truly a work of art. Flury Bryant Design put the “craft” in craftsman.
Does this Craftsman remind you of a great home you’ve seen? Let me know. I’d love to hear more. Post a comment below and I’ll get back to you.
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