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Much deeper than it is wide, this traditional home plan fits neatly on a narrow lot. Vaulted dining room and living room are both fully open to kitchen and nook. Efficient kitchen has work island and pass-through utility accesses garage.
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Waverly economical to build, maintain
If you're looking for a starter home with contemporary features, the Waverly fits that description. Its 40' by 68' footprint allows it to fit on a fairly small lot, while trim lines make the home economical to build and maintain. Empty nesters will appreciate these factors too.
Entering from the welcoming front porch, you find yourself in a vaulted living room expanded by a front-facing bay window. This could be outfitted as a window seat, or left as a display area for a favorite lamp, hanging plants, or other items you'd enjoy spotlighting. Anything placed here will surely be a focus of attention.
Living room and dining room flow together while three windows, spaced out along the exterior wall, brighten the space. The kitchen is off to the right, but partially open as well. Standing at the cooktop, you face out into the living room and dining room. Cabinets are overhead.
The work island at the center of the kitchen adds valuable counter space, allowing several chefs to work together. Storage cabinets are beneath. In the nook, sliding glass doors open onto a patio and there's also a small pantry. The pass-through utility room that connects kitchen and garage is convenient for carrying in groceries safely and without getting wet. There's even a folding counter with overhead storage across from the appliances.
Three bedrooms and two bathrooms cluster together at the rear of the Waverly, a popular arrangement for families with young children. A vaulted ceiling expands the volume of the master bedroom, giving it a more spacious feeling than the floor space would suggest.