Its multiplicity of gables and arches make this European home a treat for the eyes. A bayed den to the right of the foyer could be a home office. The two-story great room has a gas fireplace and is open to the sun-washed nook. It's also visually open to the kitchen, across a lengthy conversation bar.
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Westchase has striking facade
Its multiplicity of gables and arches make the Westchase a treat for the eyes. Equally intriguing is the blend of Craftsman and classic detailing on the exterior of this neo-traditional chateau.
A classic keystone highlights the entry arch and another centered in a flat window lintel. Craftsman features include: a lavish use of stone veneer, copper-roofed window bays, multipaned windows, and shingle-clad gable ends.
Inside the foyer, a wide opening leads off into a large, bayed dining room. The bayed den to the right could be built with double-door access from the foyer, or kept more private by having the only access be from the owners suite.
A gas fireplace nestles into a rear corner of the richly windowed, two-story great room. The space is visually open to the kitchen and totally open to the sun-washed nook. A lengthy conversation bar rims the kitchen sink and its counter, while a gracefully curved eating bar bounds the kitchen/nook juncture.
Other kitchen features worth noting include: a roomy walk-in pantry, a smaller butler's pantry near the dining room, and a built-in range with a grill. A deep utility room is conveniently close, while the large combination storage and mudroom provides a direct link to a three-car garage complete with a sink and separate storage room.
The luxurious owners' suite has a private, covered patio thats ideal for an outdoor hot tub, but there's no hurry to install one. The suite already has a spacious spa tub in its posh bathroom, which also boasts a walk-in closet, dual vanity, private toilet, and oversized shower.
Three more bedrooms, all with walk-in closets, are upstairs in the Westchase, along with two bathrooms and a spacious bonus room featuring arched window dormers.