House Plan Profile
Metal railings, wooden shutters, and stone veneer exude the charm of the French countryside. Family living takes place in the large, window-bright gathering space where kitchen, dining and family rooms flow together. A second floor balcony overlooks the two-story foyer and links the bedrooms.
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Sausalito evokes French chateau
It's easy to imagine coming upon the Sausalito while meandering through the French countryside. That decorative iron railing exudes Frenchness, while the shutters, stone veneer, porch posts, and multipaned windows add country charm. Arched openings lead into a roomy three-car garage with extra depth in the single bay.
Everyday family living and special occasions take place in the large, window-bright gathering space on the ground floor. Kitchen, dining and family rooms flow together, linked by a wide arch. Slender windows flank a gas fireplace that creates a cheerful focal point on the right side; kitchen and dining are on the left.
Windows fill most of the rear wall. In the dining area, one of two door-high windows opens onto a partially covered patio. Counters wrap around three sides of the kitchen, and more workspace is available on the work island. A raised eating bar runs across the front, while a built-in cook top is seated on the opposite side. The step-in pantry is exceptionally wide.
In addition to the bathroom, two more rooms fill out this floor: a study, just inside the entry, and an office/den right off the kitchen. Either, of course, could be put to other uses.
On the second floor, a balcony overlooks the dramatic, two-story foyer. It also links the owners' suite on the right with secondary bedrooms, utility room, and a large bonus room on the left. The bonus rooms large walk-in closet offers attic access.
The Sausalito's owners' suite boasts a large walk-in closet, plus a smaller one opposite. The owners bathroom has a dual vanity, private toilet and an oversized walk-in shower with a built-in seat. Secondary bedrooms share a two-section bathroom.