Linked family living areas are straight ahead of the recessed entry, while a left turn leads past a coat closet and into the bedroom wing. Sliding glass doors in the dining area open onto a patio. Across the room, a peninsular eating bar bounds the kitchen. Bedrooms and bathrooms fill the left wing.
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Halsey both compact and economicalIf you’re in the market for a freshly designed, frill-free compact home that covers all the basics and then some, check out the Halsey. Its compact footprint makes it economical to build, heat and maintain. This home is equally well suited to first time homebuyers starting (or planning to start) a family, or empty nesters looking to reduce maintenance tasks and costs. Grids and gables mesh harmoniously to create curb appeal. The garage door, multipaned windows and front door provide the grids. Softening the overall effect are a half-round window near the top of the front door, and circular louvered vents that sit just under the peaks of the two low gables. The recessed front porch opens into a front entry, naturally illuminated by a slender side window and the half-round in the door. Linked family living areas are straight ahead, while a left turn leads past a coat closet and into the bedroom wing. Windows fill about half of the rear wall, where the living and dining areas flow together in one large and naturally bright space. Sliding glass doors in the dining area offer easy access to a patio, which could be covered and screened, if desired.