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Compact Glenhaven Feels Roomy Inside
Shingle siding, Craftsman-style windows and stone veneer column supports a comfortable, natural experience of the modern Shingle-style Glenhaven house plan. Inside this reasonably compact house, large expanses of glass brighten the vaulted family gathering spaces that flow together at the rear.
Entering via the porch that is covered, you move right into a hallway leading straight ahead for the expansive vaulted area. Along the way, you pass double doors on the right that open to th den. Its place makes it perfect for a property office. This room could also be outfitted as a guest room, another bedroom, art studio, exercise room, or whatever suits.
Two closely identical rooms and a bathroom are for the left of the entry hallway. One has a front window; the other has a side window.
The vaulted ceiling in the living/dining area slopes up from the entry hall, then down at the rear. A gas fireplace nestles into one back corner. On the other side of the room, a peninsular eating bar ties the kitchen. Sliding glass doors in the dining area access a partially covered patio flanked by slender posts. If desired, the covered area could be screened.
A spacious walk in pantry fills one corner of the step-efficient kitchen. Standing in the double sink, kitchen workers can peer over to the patio at the rear yard, or check the gathering spaces to keep track on activities.
The Glenhaven’s owners’ suite is down a passageway to the right of the entry hall, just past the coat den and coat closet. The suites amenities include a large walk in closet and a two-section bathroom with a dual vanity. A storage closet along with a utility room links the garage and are accessed via the owners' suite hallway.