House Plan Profile
While the exterior is traditional, the interior of this ranch-style home is totally contemporary. Bright and spacious gathering spaces fill its core. Its generously sized kitchen is open to a dining room with sliding door access to a covered deck. Luxuries abound in the owners’ suite, while the den, just inside the front door, is in an ideal location for a home office.
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Manor Heart evocative yet contemporary
More than anything else, it’s the keystone-accented stone lintels that inspired the name of this traditional ranch-style home: Manor Heart. The liberal application of stone veneer also plays a role in the visual drama of its front façade, as do the wrought iron railing and stone caps on the column supports.
While the exterior is traditional, the interior is totally contemporary. Bright and spacious gathering spaces fill its core, and private rooms are off to the right and left.
Double doors in the entry open into what could be a den or home office. This location is ideal for running a small home business that requires occasional meetings with clients or associates.
Just past the coat closet, you emerge into the naturally bright vaulted great room. Media cabinets and/or bookcases flank the fireplace centered on one wall. Across the way, this room flows into the dining room, which is open to the kitchen. Sliding glass doors in the dining room open wide to offer easy access to a covered deck that could be screened.
Counters and cabinets wrap around three sides of the large kitchen, encircling a wide work island rimmed on one end by a rounded conversation bar. Work surfaces and storage areas are both generously supplied the latter boosted by a roomy walk-in pantry.
The owners’ suite boasts an even deeper walk-in closet. In the luxurious bathroom, a deep soaking tub nestles into a windowed alcove between the walk-in shower and a totally private toilet. Bedrooms on the opposite side of the house share a two-section bathroom. Nearby, the Manor Heart’s pass-through utility room links the house to a two-car garage with extra storage space. A bonus room sits above.