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Intriguing rooflines, chimneys, windows, covered porch, and carport make this Victorian home plan a beautiful residence. The Stairway wraps around the large two-story foyer, which open to the living room. There is a two-sided fireplace in the dining, living rooms and the family room has another.
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Modern plan wraps in Victorian charm
Elements of Victorian, country, and contemporary design mesh surprisingly well in the Gibson to create an up-to-date home with nostalgic charm.
The exterior is basically Victorian, with gabled roof lines, decorative shingles, an octagonal projection on the left, and a wide wrap around front porch on the right. But the gingerbread accents that often run rampant in a Victorian style exterior have been kept to a minimum here. Columns and railings have the clean, simple lines of a country style home, rather than the ornately carved woodwork seen in many Victorian porches.
Bowing to Victorian convention, all bedrooms are upstairs. But there's no skimping here on either size or contemporary amenities. Take the elegant master suite, for instance. This bright, half octagonal space features a private bath with glass enclosed spa tub, double basin vanity, oversize shower and access to linen stored in a huge walk in closet. The other two bedrooms share a dual compartment bathroom.
Downstairs, formality is confined to three rooms--the living room, dining room, and two story high foyer. A see through fireplace allows enjoyment of winter blazes from both sides, and another fireplace warms the spacious and informal family room.
Amenities in the thoroughly modern kitchen include a step in pantry, conversation bar and a utility room with clothes chute. Glass double doors in the bayed eating nook open onto a deck.
A classic attic could be created in the Gibson by laying floorboards in the space nestled under the peak of the roof, taking advantage of windows at each end. And although this plan is designed with a carport, it could just as easily be built with a garage.