This classic house plan features visually appealing arched openings, brick detailing, and wrought iron. The two-sided fireplace warms family room/kitchen and great room. Vaulted library/loft and office open to a two-story great room below.
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Stately facade fronts large, comfy home
Soaring columns frame the Merritt's arched entry, creating a stately welcome to this large informal home. Arched windows and a steeply pitched, hipped roof give the plan a classic flavor.
Inside, the two-story foyer is naturally bright, illuminated by an arched window extending nearly to the ceiling. Columned archways lead variously to the dining room, stairway/master suite, and a great room every bit as bright and lofty as the dramatic entry. Double doors on the left open into a guest room.
Back-to-back fireplaces can be enjoyed from either the great room or the family room. The island housing the fireplace also contains a small counter and sink at the far end, cabinetry for a home entertainment center in the great room, and space for a desk and shelves in the kitchen.
Standing at the angled work island, you can chat with folks in the family room or gaze through the sliders to the covered deck and beyond. A raised eating bar rims the entire far edge of the island, which comes outfitted with a vegetable sink as well as a cooktop. A large walk-in pantry adds to the already ample storage space. Utilities, a small bathroom, and a second set of stairs are mere steps away.
Luxuries in the spacious master suite include a huge walk-in closet, dual vanity, enclosed toilet, and elevated spa tub. Double doors open onto a private covered deck.
Upstairs, a U-shaped library/loft wraps around three sides of the Merritt's great room. The office is vaulted. Both the bedroom and bonus room boast small balconies.