Thursday, September 20, 2018

At Home

Single-story home has 2 decks

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The Palestrina design features a single-level home that is suited to the needs of singles, empty nesters and families with young children.

The front porch is large enough for a porch swing. The front door opens into an entryway with high vaulted ceilings. 

The entryway, living room, dining room and kitchen flow together, and windows richly illuminate the entire space.

In the living room wide expanses of glass offer views in three directions. Windows flank a brick- or tile-hearth fireplace, creating a bright, attractive environment no matter what time of year. 

In the front, a wide multi-paned window provides a view of the street. At the back, another multi-paned window lets you gaze across the deck.

The kitchen has an L-shaped island with extra cupboard and counter space, which is generous enough for two or more cooks to work together. The dishwasher is raised. A garden window in front of the sink provides yet another view of the backyard.

Pantry and linen closets are large for a home this size. The walk-in pantry has face-frame doors for easy access to frequently used items.

Some people like their washer and dryer near the kitchen while others prefer it close to the bedrooms. Both factions get what they want in this plan. Outfitted with cabinets, counters, a fold-down ironing board and a deep sink, the utility room is directly accessible from the garage, as well. Basement stairs and a long workbench are in the garage.

Luxuries in the vaul-ted master suite include a separately enclosedtoilet area and shower.


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