In this Prairie home update, six ceiling sections sweep up to the lofty central apex of the hexagonal great room, living room and dining area. The roomy kitchen's raised eating bar rims the peninsular counter that bounds the expansive space on one side, while a gas fireplace offers color and warmth on the other. Bedrooms and utilities are at the rear.
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Lofty hexagon forms Baltimore's core
Prepare to be stunned as you enter the Baltimore's vaulted hexagonal core, where all six ceiling sections sweep up to a lofty central apex. Richly windowed and completely open on the entry side, this expansive space is only slightly less open further back in the kitchen. Sleeping areas and other less public rooms fill the two wings that extend off to the rear.
On the exterior of this Prairie home, four sculpted posts highlight the front facade. Slender and graceful, yet firmly seated on the tapered stone veneer bases, their open inviting look extends a gracious welcome to family and friends.
Two coat closets flank the entry passageway that leads into the great room. The expansive great room encompasses the living and dining areas as well. A gas fireplace and a home entertainment center nestle into the rear wall of the living room, next to sliding door access to a patio that sweeps along the exterior of that side. A similar patio wraps across the opposite side, and is accessed through matching sliders in the dining area.
Standing in the kitchen, you can keep your eye on that patio, and tend to goings-on in the great room and dining area. The long raised eating bar that rims the kitchen's peninsular counter is perfect for homework supervision. And, of course, it's also just right for informal meals or chatting with family or friends while working in the kitchen. A central work island adds to the counter and storage space, and a roomy step-in pantry is off to the side.
The Baltimore's owners' suite is designed to provide a secluded adult retreat. A small gas fireplace graces its sitting area, and sliding doors provide access to a deck that could be private.