This country home is designed to accommodate a harmonious melding of indoor and outdoor living activities. Its rambling covered porch and deck wraps around three sides. Inside, a wealth of windows and skylights ensures that the linked gathering spaces are nearly as naturally bright as those outside.
Click items to enlarge
Cortland, abundant on charm and features
Abundant outdoor living space is one of the most notable features of the Cortland.
An extraordinarily long stretch of covered porch and deck wraps around the home. Starting at the front steps, it sweeps around the right side, across the back, and finally, links to the owners’ suite. Along the way, double doors in the dining room and family room offer access. Skylights dapple the rear deck with sunlight.
Stepping into the vaulted entry, you find yourself in a naturally illuminated space that's open to three interconnected living areas. Muted light spills in through sidelights, while brighter light washes down from the overhead dormer.
Nearly encircling the living room, a wide octagonal window bay creates a bright and cheerful environment for relaxation or entertainment. This gracious living area flows comfortably into the dining room, where double doors lead out onto the covered porch.
A vaulted ceiling helps mark the boundary between the family room and the flat-ceilinged dining area. French doors and a skylight brighten the entire area. A home entertainment center nestles into the back corner, next to an energy-efficient woodstove and a wood box.
The kitchen is huge, and also quite 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 face into the great room across a long eating bar.
Bedrooms and utilities fill the left side. The pass-through utility room is larger than most, outfitted with cabinets, a deep sink, folding counter, sewing area, and storage closet.
Owners’ suite amenities in the Cortland include: a spa tub, walk-in shower, double vanity, large walk-in closet, and private toilet.