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A graceful arch links twin sets of columns, creating an attractive entry for this contemporary ranch home plan. Hexagonal at its core, with master suite and secondary bedrooms in opposite wings. The vaulted, richly windowed great room has a large kitchen and cozy fireplace.
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Hamilton has dramatic entry, great room
The Hamilton is a handsome, single-level home. Matched sets of smooth, painted columns extend a stately welcome, while raised brick trim rims an arched opening that spotlights the entry's graceful, half-round transom. Colorful painted shutters accent multipaned windows, underscored by crisp rows of turned brick.
This is an impressive entrance, inside and out. Light washes into the vaulted entry through the transom and sidelights. Roomy coat closets line both sides. Standing between them, you're on the leading edge of a delightful, hexagonal great room that forms the core of this plan. Six wedge-shaped sections of ceiling enhance the sense of spaciousness by soaring to join at the central apex.
Glass fills most of the three rear walls, so this room is naturally bright and offers a panoramic view. A set of French doors at center swings out to access a covered patio. These doors are crowned by another half-round transom, similar to, but smaller than, the one over the front entry. The masonry fireplace nestled into an inner corner provides color and warmth on winter days and nights.
A long, raised eating and conversation bar marks the boundary between the kitchen and great room. Other noteworthy features include: a pantry and work island, plus abundant counter and storage space. Utilities are close, but out of sight.
The master suite is well-isolated from the secondary bedrooms. It boasts two large walk-in closets, along with an oversized shower. One of the Hamilton's secondary bedrooms is larger than the other, and also has a walk-in closet. These bedrooms share a bathroom, and the hallway here offers direct access to the two-car garage.