Lots of outdoor living space is one of the most notable features of the country-style ranch Cortland house design.
An amazing long stretch of covered porch and deck wraps around the home. Beginning at the front steps, it flows around the right side, across the back, and links to the owners’ suite. Along the way, double doors in the family room and dining room offer access. Skylights provide the rear deck with sunlight.
Stepping into the vaulted entry, you find yourself in a naturally lit space that is open to three interconnected living areas. Soft light spills in through sidelights, while brighter light washes down from the dormer overhead.
Nearly encircling the living room, a wide octagonal window bay creates a bright and cheerful environment for entertainment or relaxation. This spacious living area flows comfortably into the dining room, where double doors open onto the covered porch.
A vaulted ceiling helps distinguish the line between the family room and the flat-ceilinged dining area. French doors and a skylight brighten the whole area. A home entertainment center is in the back corner, next to an energy-efficient woodstove.
The kitchen is large, and also very bright. Bay windows create an expansive nook, while a smaller bay serves as a backdrop for a gently curved, J-shaped buffet. Standing at the kitchen sink, you look into the great room across an eating bar.
Bedrooms and utilities fill the left side of the home. The pass-through utility room is outfitted with cabinets, a deep sink, folding counter, sewing area, and storage closet.
Owners’ suite features in the Cortland include: a spa tub, walk-in shower, dual vanity, large walk-in closet, and private toilet.