Stuccoed, generously glassed classic European home plan with plenty of room to spread out. Bayed gathering room, fully open to nook and kitchen, has access to covered decks on two sides. Glass fills most of rear wall of linked dining and living rooms. An owners' suite, second bedroom, and den/home office fill right wing.
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Formal, informal harmonize in Applegate
The Applegate's harmonious medley of arched openings, multiple roof lines and stucco detailing create a lasting first impression. Multipaned windows fill most of the rear, allowing full visual enjoyment of a natural setting, be it lake, river, forest, desert, or artful landscaping. Stepped planters and covered walkway unite the house with its detached garage.
This plan is designed to please families who like a blend of formal and informal living environments. Informal spaces flow together on the left, sleeping areas fill the right wing, and formal rooms are at the center. Storage is ample throughout.
Hardwood floors and high ceilings grace all of the gathering spaces, with carpeting reserved for the den and bedrooms. If needed, the den could serve as another bedroom, or be outfitted as a home office.
Kitchen and nook are window rich, and the gathering room is expanded by a deep window bay. A butcher block work island adds to the plentiful work and storage space, which also includes food and dish pantries. The built-in desk and shelves are conveniently located for managing household business. Doors on two sides open onto two covered decks and the large utility room is mere steps away.
Half walls crowned by posts provide minimal separation between the naturally bright dining room and living room. The dining room boasts a built-in hutch, and the living room is warmed by a masonry fireplace nestled between bookcases.
Another wide window bay expands the Applegate's deluxe owners' suite. Other luxuries, in addition to a roomy walk-in closet, include twin lavs, private toilet, and a walk-in shower.