The Northfield Colonial is a two-story design, offering a unique exterior detail carried over from early English architecture. The second story step was a common feature of 16th & 17th century English town architecture, designed to provide weather protection to merchant’s booths at street level. This decorative detail was brought to early America and incorporated into structures throughout New England for an additional 150 years. Adding to the square footage on the second level, the step between floors was adapted to retain the traditional look when the function was no longer needed. The Northfield Colonial has a refined character, with primitive exterior trim detailing consistent with other modest homes built in the mid-1700s. This home was designed to capture the historic charm of the time, while offering a comfortable sized structure, well suited for family living.
On the first floor of the Northfield Colonial, in front we find a comfortably sized living room and separate formal dining room. The first floor also contains a large open space with a combined keeping room, breakfast area and kitchen warmed by the glow of two angled fireplaces. Flowing from the kitchen area is an ell which offers an outside covered farmer’s porch on the right side elevation. This ell functions as a mudroom and includes a laundry room, closet and a ¾ bath, servicing the first level. The mudroom has doors leading outside to the backyard and side porch, and heated access into the carriage shed and to the bonus room above the carriage shed. We designed the second floor of this home to maximize space. A large master bedroom boasts a sizable walk-in closet and master bathroom with dual vanity and full tub. There are three additional bedrooms on this floor; all serviced by a full bathroom and additional storage areas. The Third level of the house is a large space divided by the center chimney mass. This room and the bonus room above the garage both offer additional opportunities for immediate or future expansion. The 2 car carriage shed is designed to comfortably house 2 vehicles and includes a built-in tool/equipment storage area. A small woodshed on the garage exterior provides a storage place for firewood.
Living room, formal dining room, kitchen with fireplace and breakfast area, gathering room with fireplace and mudroom entry with half bath and laundry.
Bedrooms (#1 & #2), study/guest room (#3) , full bath and master bedroom (#4), walk-in closet and master bath.
Optional Bedrooms (#4 & #5), and a full bath.
- 1st & 2nd FLRS 2455 SQ. FT.
- 3rd FLR 720 SQ. FT.
- ABOVE GARAGE (2 CAR) 432 SQ. FT.
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