The two-story narrow lot design works well in a town home setting, is greener than most, and rich in options. A second set of front doors open into what could be a den, office or guest room, and the great room comes with two possible designs. Also, this plan may be built with (or without) a guest apartment that extends over the garage.
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Roomy Goldenheart is versatile town home
The Goldenheart is a mid-size home with a wealth of options, starting with the front porch.
Spanning the entire front facade, it can easily accommodate a porch swing or a suite of outdoor furniture. That's not unusual, but two sets of front-facing doors are. The entry door, of course, leads into the foyer. The atrium doors to its left lead into what could be a study, home office, guest room, or a combination of these functions.
The two-story narrow lot design works well in a town home setting. Savings on infrastructure and land requirements thereby make this layout greener than the average home. Clean exterior lines and a simple roof profile also create construction and maintenance efficiencies.
Isolated and on the ground floor, the owners’ suite allows single-floor living for the primary owners. While somewhat compact, the bathroom there has both a tub and a separate shower, and the walk-in closet is roomy.
Children can take the upstairs rooms plus the large loft, ideal for a shared computer/study area. Once the children move on, these rooms can be kept ready for grandchildren and other guests. And as for long-term guests (in-laws, adult children, etc.), this plan may be built with (or without) a guest apartment that extends over the garage.
The Goldenheart's great room offers yet another choice; it is designed with two possible layouts. In both, the kitchen is open to the great room, but one provides a little more separation, while the other has a truer great room feel. Utilities are near the kitchen, and a door in the dining area opens out onto a large screened patio.