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Handsome square columns highlight the lofty vaulted entry to this Craftsman home plan. Inside, light spills into the dramatic vaulted foyer through a bank of dormer windows high above. The apex of a vaulted ceiling runs down the middle of the gathering spaces, which are clustered together at the home's core.
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Heartford has rustic look, modern layout
Stone veneer columns and decorative roof supports draw eyes to the Heartford's lofty vaulted entry.
Shingle siding and stone veneer wainscoting give a rustic look to this otherwise thoroughly contemporary home. A wealth of uniquely shaped multi-paned windows sparkles across the front and rear walls, creating gathering spaces that are exceptionally bright.
In the dramatic vaulted foyer, light spills in through sidelights and transom windows, while more washes down through a bank of clerestory windows above. The rear wall of the great room is almost entirely glass, as is the sidewall of the dining area. Windows flank the fireplace, and yet another wide window fronts the kitchen sink.
All of the gathering spaces cluster together in the wide central section, with the apex of the vaulted ceiling running down the middle, front to rear. The owners' suite in the left wing is an adult retreat, well isolated from the busy areas. Garage and secondary bedrooms are in the right wing.
The spacious kitchen is almost completely open to the great room. Its raised eating bar and flat, 13-foot ceiling mark the boundary. Counters wrap around four sides, and storage cabinets are in plentiful supply. The handy work island and large walk-in pantry add yet more useful space.
Utilities are close by, in a pass-through room that connects to the garage.
Amenities in the Heartford's luxurious owners' suite include: two large walk-in closets (one almost double the size of the other), and a vaulted master bathroom outfitted with a spa tub, oversized shower, double vanity and linen hutch.
The den/office has a stately stepped ceiling. It could be built with (or without) doors that link it to the owners' suite.