The see-through fireplace in this Craftsman home plan warms both the dining room, and vaulted great room. The large kitchen has two islands, pantry and nook, and is open to the great room. The front room off foyer could be used as home office or guest room.
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Hearthside has solid look, modern layout
Solid, warm and substantial, brick is in, and the Hearthside glories in it. A full coat of bricks covers its entire exterior. Columns, keystone arches and corner quoins add to the dignified appearance.
But the floor plan is far from stuffy. Family living areas dominate, with a swath of informal rooms cutting right down the center. The 18-foot ceiling in the foyer carries over into the street-facing, richly windowed eating nook.
A plant shelf that overlooks the passageway, wraps around to the front, while another plant shelf marks the juncture of kitchen and great room. Potted plants flourish on these bright shelves, producing cascades of green foliage.
In the kitchen, two islands house a cooktop, sink, dishwasher and eating bar. From the sink, you can gaze into the vaulted great room and enjoy the vista beyond. Windows fill most of the rear wall, naturally illuminating the space. On gray days, the two-sided fireplace offers cheerful flames and warmth.
The front-facing study could be outfitted as a living room or guest room. A bathroom there is accessible from within, and from the hallway.
Master suite and dining room both have classic coffered ceilings. In the master bathroom, a curved glass block wall next to the spa tub rounds out the space. Other features include: dual vanity, large walk-in closets, and separately enclosed shower and toilet.
Secondary bedrooms are in the Hearthside's opposite wing, as are steps leading up to a bonus room and down to the basement. A pass-through utility room connects the house to a roomy three-car garage with added space for a shop.