This traditional home plan boasts a dramatic arched front porch opens into bright vaulted entry. There is a vaulted living room with fireplace and vaulted nook in kitchen. The Master suite has bathroom and is close to secondary bedrooms.
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Modest Norden has stand-out features
The Norden is a small home with a surprisingly large central living area and a striking entrance. A lofty arched opening adds a touch of grace to the covered front porch, while a transom window provides natural illumination inside the vaulted entry. This single-level plan could be adapted for wheelchair accessibility.
Vaulted ceilings enhance the sense of spaciousness in the living room and nook. Both areas are bright, with light washing in from windows on two sides. In the living room, a wide multi-paned window faces the street and two small windows flank the fireplace. In the nook, another wide window faces the rear and there's a second window on the side.
Sliders in the comfortably large kitchen open onto a rear patio, ideal for outdoor dining. A long, wide work island adds to the counter space. Outfitted with high stools, the far side could double as an eating or conversation bar.
Connecting with the two-car garage, the pass-through utility room is just a few steps from the kitchen, making it easy to take care of laundry while fixing dinner. It also serves as a mud room and comes in handy for unloading groceries and other supplies, safely out of the weather.
The master suite has a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a corner shower. A pocket door slides closed for privacy and steam containment.
Secondary bedrooms in the Norden share a two-section bathroom. In families where one or more youngsters enjoy spending hours in front of a mirror, this feature goes a long way toward keeping the peace.