A Craftsman Cottage for Four

In a proposal for a 2100 square foot cottage for four, the new house includes Craftsman exterior detailing coupled with an open floor plan and a contemporary interior.  The design includes three bedrooms, two and a half baths, an eat-in kitchen, a master suite, a second floor loft office, a mudroom connection to the garage, a first floors powder room(half bath), and a second floor full bath(not including an optional finished basement).  The optional finished basement includes a storage room, a utility room, a wine cellar with tasting area, a bar and kitchenette, a future half bath, and a tv/theater room.  The design has been modeled for heating/cooling/energy use to attain an Energy Star Rating and an estimated annual energy cost of $1097 in a Chicagoland climate.