Gently arched windows and varied window treatments draw eyes to this large European house plan. Families who enjoy entertaining will appreciate the abundance of generously sized, richly windowed gathering spaces. The luxurious owners' suite boasts a vaulted ceiling, two roomy closets, and a deep tub. Its private patio is ideal for a spa.
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Roomy Balentine has street appeal
Gently arched windows nestled under street-facing gables draw eyes to the Balentine. Stone wainscoting, slender porch posts and varied window treatments further enhance the appeal of this large European home. Families who enjoy entertaining will appreciate the abundance of generously sized gathering spaces.
Light spills into the expansive foyer through sidelights and transoms. Gallery walls fill the right side, while a wide opening on the left leads into a sun-washed, vaulted living room. Straight ahead and past the stairs, you emerge into a naturally bright great room, open to the dining room and kitchen.
Windows fill most of the rear wall here. Entertainment cabinets (or bookshelves) flank a fireplace that can be appreciated from anywhere in this wide open space, even standing at the kitchen sink. A long eating bar rims the peninsular counter that borders the dining room. Work space is plentiful, with counters on four sides and on a central work island with a built-in prep sink.
Mere steps away, in the J-shaped utility room, a laundry chute delivers soiled laundry from the second floor. The room is outfitted with a pull-down ironing board, a long counter for folding clothes, a window-lit sewing desk, and lazy Susan shelving.
The Balentine's luxurious owners' suite has a vaulted ceiling, two roomy closets and a deluxe soaking tub. Shower and toilet are separately enclosed for added privacy and steam containment. The suite also offers direct access to a private patio, creating an ideal location for a spa.
Three more bedrooms and a bonus room are upstairs, along with a study alcove and two bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings expand the bonus room and front bedroom.