The turned brick detailing of this ranch home plan accents the planter, porch columns, and garage. The kitchen, which has an eating bar, is open to vaulted dining room and great room. The utility room doubles as mudroom and connects kitchen and garage.
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Economical Easton feels big and bright
Stepping into the Easton's generously proportioned great room, you get the impression that the home must be fairly large. Vaulted ceilings increase the sense of openness in this lofty, informal space, which wraps around the kitchen and flows into the vaulted dining area.
But the Easton is actually designed for people who want a home on the low end of the size range -- a small, economical and efficient living space. Just the same, the plan is packed with contemporary features. And it's bright. The great room is richly illuminated by sunshine spilling in from the sliding doors and windows at the back.
Expanded by a bay window, the horseshoe-shaped kitchen is also naturally illuminated. Amenities include a pantry, generous cupboard and counter space, a built-in dishwasher, range and oven. The walk-through utility room has cabinets, a folding counter and access to a garage with a small workshop.
Bedrooms are all on the left, where an arched opening marks the hall entrance to the sleeping quarters. If three bedrooms aren't needed, the room to the left of the entry is in a good spot for a home office. Multipaned windows give the secondary bedrooms a touch of graceful elegance. Outside, a raised brick planter spreads out under the windows, adding plenty of color.
Luxury features in the Easton's vaulted owners' suite include a walk-in closet, twin basins, separately enclosed shower and toilet, and direct access to the back yard -- particularly important if a spa or pool is part of the plan.