House Plan Profile
Neither too large nor too small, this ranch-style home is a good fit for a midsize family or empty nesters. Its naturally bright nook and kitchen are open to a vaulted great room with a corner woodstove. A convenient mudroom links with the backyard and garage. Three bedrooms and a large study fill out the rest of the floor plan.
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Elk Lake a cozy home for all seasonsThree handsome columns draw eyes to the Elk Lake’s front façade. This ranch-style home is well suited to the needs of a midsized family, or empty nesters looking to downsize from a larger home. The plan could be adapted for wheelchair accessibility. In the entry, a row of coat hooks spans the wall above a bench, convenient for removing and stashing grubby footgear. A roomy coat closet fills another wall. From there, you can walk into the kitchen, or proceed through it to the vaulted great room. Windows wrap around three sides of the nook, creating a naturally bright environment for starting the day, sharing meals, or helping with homework. Potted plants will thrive in this bright space as well. More light washes into the kitchen through skylights. A small, conveniently located bathroom sits at the juncture of the kitchen, the bedroom wing, and a pass-through mudroom/laundry room that links with the backyard and two-car garage. Counters, cupboards and appliances line two sides of the kitchen. A walk-in pantry fills one rear corner, and more storage space is tucked beneath the work island. Standing at the kitchen sink, you face into the vaulted great room across a raised eating bar. When outside temperatures are comfortable, opening the double doors in the great room nearly doubles the available living space. Meals are easy to move out onto the vaulted patio. On chilly days and nights, warmth radiates out from the corner woodstove. Bedrooms are at the opposite end of the Elk Lake. The owners’ suite boasts a deep walk-in closet, and a bathroom with a double vanity, oversized shower, and totally private toilet. Two more bedrooms, another bathroom and a large study are across the hall.