Families who enjoy entertaining will appreciate the generous array of naturally bright gathering spaces in this European-style home. The family room is open to a large kitchen and a sunny nook with sliding door access to a side deck. Bedrooms and bathroom upstairs are linked by a long balcony that overlooks the entry and family room.
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Lafayette naturally bright throughout
Clean lines and intriguing textural variety give a traditional and distinctly European flavor to the Lafayette. Families who enjoy entertaining cannot help but appreciate the generous array of formal and informal gathering spaces within.
Crisp, handsome stone veneer covers the front facade's central area and underscores the stuccoed sections as wainscoting. A raised stucco keystone accents one wide front window set, while wooden shutters accent a smaller set of windows on the opposite side. At center, a gracefully arched opening welcomes people onto the covered porch.
Inside, muted natural light enters the vaulted entry through a sidelight and transom. Arched openings on the left and right lead into a dining room and a vaulted living room with a fireplace, respectively. Moving forward, after skirting a stairway on the left, you find yourself in a spacious vaulted family room awash in light that spills in through a wealth of windows.
The family room is open to a large kitchen and a sunny nook with sliding-door access to a side deck. A multi-angled eating bar bounds the kitchen. Cabinets run along overhead. At center is a good-sized island with a built-in range. The nearby pantry is in a roomy utility room that links with the two-car garage.
Amenities in the owners' suite include a deep walk-in closet and a deluxe bathroom with a spa tub, dual vanity and oversized shower. Two more bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs in the Lafayette. They are connected via a long balcony that overlooks the vaulted entry up front and the vaulted family room at the rear. Two linen closets are also upstairs, one near the two-section bathroom and the other one at the opposite end of the balcony.