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A vaulted entry hall in this traditional home plan leads past art display shelves, then opens out into a large vaulted gathering space that comprises the living room, dining area and kitchen. The efficiency kitchen has a step-in pantry, and a raised eating bar that rims the cook-top island. The front bedroom could be a den or home office.
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Charming Ashland has modest size, modern layout
The painted corbels that accent the Ashland's stepped gables create a charming first impression. A wide bay window and modest porch add to the home's overall welcoming appearance, while its narrow footprint (41 feet wide) allows it to fit comfortably on a small lot.
This plan's compact size and contemporary floor plan make it equally well-suited to the needs of first-time homebuyers and empty nesters.
Vaulted ceilings lend a feeling of spaciousness to the entry, living room and dining room. Natural light washes into the entry through a sidelight left of the door. Two arched openings add to the visual appeal. The first is capped by a high display shelf, then more display shelves line the section of hallway between the first and second arch.
Family living spaces at the rear are large, comfortable and relaxed. Living room and dining room feel bright, open and expansive. The kitchen is visually open as well, its boundary defined by an eating bar and a flat ceiling with overhead display shelves.
Windows line the rear wall. Two flank the gas fireplace and a set of sliders offers access onto a large patio. Generous kitchen storage and counter spaces include a roomy walk-in pantry with shelves filling two sides. A sink island with a raised eating bar faces into the family and dining rooms. Utilities are nearby, in a good-sized room that connects with the garage.
An angled entry gives privacy to a master suite with a large picture window that opens up the view to the backyard.
Other amenities in the Ashland's master suite include: a huge walk-in closet, double vanity and oversized shower. At the opposite end of the house, secondary bedrooms share a bathroom.