This single-level ranch-style home is as ideal for contemporary families as it is for aging in place. A wealth of windows bathes the linked and vaulted gathering spaces in natural light. Counters rim the T-shaped kitchen, which boasts both a raised eating bar and a tech center alcove. Owners’ suite luxuries include dual lavs and a deep soaking tub.
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Brightheart offers what families wantThe Brightheart could well be the home of your dreams. It incorporates all of the amenities that proved most popular in Associated Designs’ 2014 Home from the Heart survey. Plus, its single-level ranch-style floor plan makes it ideal for another emerging priority, aging in place. At 2300 square feet, it’s spacious enough to accommodate the needs and preferences of most contemporary families. Gathering spaces flow together in one large, informal living area on the right. Private spaces fill out the left side. Slender posts seated on stone veneer bases support the roof of a covered porch that spans most of the front façade and wraps around to the right. Inside, a room that could be a den, study, home office, or even a fourth bedroom, is to the left of the entry. A pocket door at the rear of the room links it to the secondary bedrooms. Vaulted ceilings add to the sense of spaciousness in the great room, kitchen and dining area. Light washes in through windows that fill most of the front wall. Colorful flames in the gas fireplace can be quickly ignited to offer warmth and color when skies turn dark. Counters rim a T-shaped kitchen outfitted with every convenience, including a tech center tucked into an alcove near the door to the garage. The raised eating bar that fronts the kitchen’s L-shaped work island can double as a dining room buffet. Sliding glass doors offer easy access to the covered patio. In the Brightheart’s owners’ suite, luxury features include a deep soaking tub and dual lavs. The toilet and walk-in shower can be separately enclosed. A roomy walk-in closet and private bathroom provide sound buffering between the sleeping area and secondary bedrooms.