This traditional home plan has railed porch, arch-top gabled dormer, home office up front. Stairstep windows provide natural light for stairway and vaulted entry. Family living area spans the rear of the main floor and opens onto a good-size patio.
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Brighton built around informal open space
Families that prefer the roominess of one large gathering space, rather than two or more smaller rooms, will appreciate the Brighton. In this informal, midsize, four-bedroom home, about two-thirds of the main floor is devoted to a sun-washed family living area that fits this description to a T.
Entering, you walk across the covered porch into a two-story vaulted entry with a stairway wrapping up the left side and light washing in through three stair-step windows. A coat closet/storage space is tucked under the stairs where the entry segues into the family room.
The window-bright family room, anchored by a fireplace, flows into a dining area that is open to the kitchen. A raised eating bar marks the boundary between these areas, as does a rectangular window bay that expands and illuminates the dining room. Centrally placed glass doors slide open to provide access to a large patio.
Kitchen work space is in ample supply, with counters that wrap around three sides. Laundry appliances are easily accessible in a passthrough utility room that connects to the garage.
Just inside the entry, double doors open into a room that could be used as a home office, guest room, shared family study, hobby room, or whatever suits. Another door, on the opposite wall, opens into small hallway right opposite a bathroom, and convenient to the family living area.
In the Brighton, the master suite is on the upper level along with three more bedrooms and a shared bathroom. In addition to a vaulted ceiling, master suite amenities include a large walk-in closet and a private bathroom with dual vanity, spa tub, separately enclosed shower and toilet.