Friday, October 19, 2018

At Home

Space, windows abound in adaptable design

  • Hickory
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Bay windows abound in the Hickory house design, a ranch-style home designed for a large family. The home has five possible bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms and plenty of storage space.

A rail porch with decorative posts spans part of the house’s front. Stone facing and varied rooflines add to the curb appeal. 

Inside is an arched multi-paned window that fills the front-facing dormer. Bay windows, shaded by the front porch, let in soft light.

Directly in front of the entryway, a stone archway leads to a long informal family living area. 

There is a natural flow from the family room to the family room to the kitchen and finally to the utility room. 

Sliding glass doors open on a railed deck from the nook. A curved hearth wraps around the corner fireplace on the opposite wall.

The kitchen has an appliance center, walk-in pantry, trash compactor, raised dishwasher and a combination work island/​eating bar with a built-in stove and grill. Through-the-wall bins deposit recyclables in the garage.

A comfortably large utility room is just a few steps away, hidden behind pocket doors. 

Amenities here include a toilet, deep sink, pull down ironing board and space for a freezer. 

Basement stairs, along with a U-shaped shop and storage area, are in the three-car garage. 

Pull-down stairs provide access to more storage space in the attic, over the garage. A long, covered recreational vehicle parking area is just outside.

Well isolated from the other bedrooms, the master suite has a bayed sitting area, private patio, skylit double vanity, walk-in closet and garden tub.

Four bedrooms are to the left of the entryway. If the one nearest the front door is used as a home office, an exterior door could be added for direct access from the porch. 

The guest suite has a skylit private bathroom, two sinks, a linen closet with television on top and a deep walk-in closet.


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