This single story, traditional home plan has a spacious-feeling, this compact home is perfect for young families or empty nesters. The home features a window-bright, wide-open living room, dining room, and kitchen. Utilities in pass-through connected to garage and also close to bedrooms.
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Compact Lorella a dignified gem
An intriguing three-step hipped roof crowns the Lorella, a small home with a surprisingly spacious living room. Its stately brick column works with the brick detailing on the garage to create an attractive frame for the front door and sidelight.
This plan's narrow footprint, a mere 40 feet in width, allows for construction on a small lot, deeper than it is wide. Parents with young children will appreciate the close proximity of the bedrooms, all on the right. Bathrooms, utilities and closets belting the middle do double duty, serving as sound buffers between the sleeping rooms and the typically noisier active living areas.
Standing in front of the living room's gas fireplace, you can gaze outside in three directions. Wide multipaned windows fill most of the front wall, sliders at the rear look out across a patio, and another set of windows flanks the fireplace. On days when you don't want to be reminded of the weather, you can lift your spirits by shifting focus to the colorful flames in the fireplace.
The kitchen is large enough to provide plenty of cupboard and counter space, yet small enough to be efficient. Counter space wraps around all four sides. The peninsula bordering the dining room could be outfitted as an eating bar, and the covered patio outside the sliding glass doors could be screened in, if desired.
Luxury touches in the Lorella's master suite include a roomy walk-in closet, and a private bathroom with oversized shower, double vanity, and display shelves. Utilities are close to both bedrooms and garage, located in a pass-through space that also serves as a mud room.