House Plan Profile
Natural light washes into the living and dining rooms of this contemporary townhouse. The living room’s windowed side is two stories high, open to the second level loft. A good-sized kitchen is on one side of the dining room, while sliding glass doors access a patio on the other. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious loft are upstairs.
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Alder Ridge is spacious, bright insideA contemporary townhouse, the Alder Ridge is designed to fit into a fairly narrow footprint, among other townhouses. Cedar siding highlights two of the large windows on the front façade, as well as creating crisp vertical lines that run crosswise to the horizontal lap siding. Natural light washes into rooms along the front and left through large expanses of glass, while the less-windowed right and rear maximize privacy. Set at a diagonal, the covered entry opens into the living room, where vertical windows flank a gas fireplace. The naturally bright living room has an expansive feel, due to being partly open to the second floor loft. The living room flows unimpeded into the dining room, which is open to an efficiently designed kitchen across a flush eating bar. Kitchen workers can supervise eating or homework at the eating bar, while keeping tabs on the dining room, living room and patio. Direct access to a two-car garage is at the rear of the kitchen. Stairs to the second floor, a small bathroom, and a den or guest room are just inside the entry, to the right. The bathroom can be accessed directly from the den, or through a door in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs. Though small, the bathroom boasts a large shower. Three bedrooms and two more bathrooms are upstairs in the Alder Ridge, along with a spacious loft. The vaulted owners’ suite is at the rear. Its walk-in closet and a hallway closet buffer sound from the other bedrooms. Storage cabinets line two walls of the utility room, next to the owners’ suite. The loft could be outfitted as a family study area/library, an art studio, or what have you.