Cut into the front side of a hill, this Craftsman-style home offers elevated views of the area around it. Its large living room links with a kitchen that’s open to a two-story playroom, overlooked by a loft. Owners’ suite amenities include a heated spa tub and roomy walk-in closet. A handy dumbwaiter in the laundry/crafts room brings items up from the garage.
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Springvale delights, inside and outLike a gently meandering stream, a curved path of steps draws eyes to the Springvale’s uniquely arched entry. Cut into the front side of a hill, this Craftsman-style home offers elevated views of the area around it. Coach lights highlight framed-out columns flanking the entry and garage. Other Craftsman features include the stone veneer wainscot, gable end projections, and shake-textured siding that accents both gable peaks. Inside, most of the living space is on the main floor. A small loft and unfinished attic storage space are on the second level, while the garage is below.
Ceilings are higher through the center of the house, running from the front to the back. In the foyer and living room, the ceiling height is ten feet. The playroom is two stories high, and overlooked by the second floor loft. A wood-burning stove fills one corner of a large living room that is partially open to the kitchen. The kitchen’s raised eating bar provides seating for informal meals, snacks and homework supervision, while hiding the inevitable clutter of food prep and clean up. The eating nook is open to the playroom, next to a deep pantry with a stainless steel table and a second refrigerator. The luxurious owners’ suite is reached via both an arched opening near the foyer, and a door off of the playroom. Amenities include a direct vent gas fireplace and a roomy walk-in closet, plus a private bathroom complete with a heated spa tub. Secondary bedrooms are at the front. A bathroom off of the Springvale’s left front bedroom links with a large laundry and craft room. The dumbwaiter there eliminates the need for carrying heavy or bulky objects up from the garage.