Handsome columns lead family and friends into the foyer and lofty two-story living room of this country home plan. Garage & utility room link to kitchen with counters bounding living & dining areas. The second floor features a balcony overlook, bedrooms, sectioned bathroom, and huge bonus room.
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Compact Shaffer exudes vintage charm
Handsome posts and charming multipaned windows give the Shaffer a welcoming, nostalgic look. This compact, two-story home has a surprising sense of spaciousness, plus a huge bonus room over the garage.
An open porch leads into a foyer brightened by sidelights and a transom. A wide coat closet is on the left, while a right-side opening leads directly into the two-story living room.
The front of this room, expanded by a window bay, is more glass than wall, so artificial light will rarely be needed during the day. But when night falls or skies turn gray, dancing flames in the gas fireplace can provide warmth and cheer.
And you can even enjoy those flames while working at the kitchen sink. The wall between the living room and the kitchen is a mere 48' high, so it's easy to converse between the two rooms. The kitchen is designed for efficiency, with the sink, stove and refrigerator laid out in a tight triangle. Counter space is ample, extended by a long peninsula that can double as the dining room's buffet.
Sliders in the dining room provide access to a sky-lit, covered patio that could be screened, if desired. Laundry appliances are mere steps away from both the kitchen and garage, in a pass-through utility room that connects the two. The two-car garage has plenty of extra room for storage and a work bench.
The Shaffer's master suite boasts a shower and a sumptuous spa tub, which nestles into a glass-block window bay. Other amenities include: a large walk-in closet, dual vanity, and private toilet. Two upper bedrooms share a two-section bathroom that also has a dual lav.