The wrap-around floor ranch home plan features creates space for a landscaped entry courtyard. The entry leads into living room with fireplace and a short hall to family area. Kitchen/nook close to, but separate from, family room with fireplace.
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Entry courtyard welcomes guests
The V-shaped Linwood looks complicated to build, but it isn't. Most of the rooms are basically rectangular in shape despite the fact that the central portion of the home is set at a 45 degree angle to the two front-facing sections.
Bold wooden columns support the extended roof in front of the garage, creating a portico effect. The walkway wraps around a recessed courtyard before arriving at the double door entry. A small powder room is just inside the doors.
The kitchen is bright and spacious, with windows on two sides. A central work island with built-in cooktop adds to the already ample counter space. Other features include: built-in microwave, appliance center, step-in pantry, direct access to the garage and a wide pass-through counter to the family room.
French doors in the family room, dining room and living room open onto a large deck. Both the living room and family room have fireplaces. Pocket doors provide separation between the dining room and family room when needed.
Bedrooms and utilities are accessed by an octagonal hallway. The bedroom that has a second door near the entry could serve as a home office, den or library.
The master suite is huge -- equal in size to the living room -- and packed with luxury amenities. Three skylights brighten the spa area, which opens onto a small private deck. The suite also has a generous walk-in closet and twin vanities, located outside of the steamy tub and shower section.
If the Linwood is built over a basement, stairs take the place of the pass-through wall between the kitchen and family room. Pantry size is also reduced.