This ranch home plan features a spacious family living area even though it is designed for a narrow, deep lot. The kitchen is open to dining room and has an eating bar and roomy pantry. Pass through utility connects garage to the bedroom wing that has two baths.
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Compact Emmett has harmonious design
The Emmett is a small contemporary home with interesting exterior lines, as varied as they are harmonious.
Three gables, stepping up in size from the covered porch, face the street. A gentle arch accenting the front porch adds curves, as does an outlined, circular vent under the highest gable. Multipaned windows create grid lines echoed in the sidelight, transom and garage doors, while tall, square porch support columns frame the porch.
Inside, the foyer leads into an expansive gathering space, open to a spacious, well-equipped kitchen. The boundary between dining and living areas is marked by ornamental columns, which could be joined by an arch if desired.
A gas fireplace nestles into the rear corner of the roomy tray-ceilinged living room. It offers warmth, color and a focal point for conviviality when days grow dreary and nights are long. Sliders open onto a partially covered patio.
Standing at the kitchen sink, you can watch the changing seasons and/or keep an eye on children playing out front. And if you enjoy indoor plants, they'll flourish in the bright, window bay. Counters, plus a handy eating bar, wrap around four sides. Cupboard space is also generous, boosted by a large step-in pantry. Sink, stove and refrigerator are laid out in a convenient, step-saving triangle.
Bedrooms and utilities cluster together on the right. Master suite amenities include a large walk-in closet, and a bathroom with double vanity. Water closet and shower can be closed off for steam containment and added privacy.
The utility room connects to the Emmett's two-car garage, and comes outfitted with a folding counter, deep sink and roomy storage cabinets.