Shutters, multipaned windows, and a full front porch create a warm welcome to this country home plan. The living room featuring a fireplace, flows into the dining room then to an open kitchen. A front-facing den, open to the entry, could be used as home office.
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Rustic meets modern in compact Adkins
Its covered porch and shutters give the compact Adkins the look of a traditional farm-style home, but the interior is entirely up to date. Kitchen, dining room and living room flow together, creating a feeling of openness, with nine-foot ceilings adding to the sense of volume.
Standing at the sink, you face out across a large patio, accessed through sliding glass doors in the dining room's window bay. A large work island increases available counter space, and laundry appliances are mere steps away, in a utility room with cabinets over the appliances. The small powder room is handy to any area of the main floor, and equally close to the garage.
A gas fireplace serves as a focal point in the living room. An arched opening there sets the boundary between that and the dining room. To the left of the central stairway is a den, which would be an ideal location for the family computer, a home entertainment center, or a home office.
Bedrooms and a large bonus room are upstairs. The Adkins' owners' suite has a walk-in closet and private bathroom. Amenities include a glass-enclosed soaking tub with shower, double vanity, and built-in bench. Pocket doors provide privacy when needed.
Two linen closets nestle into alcoves in the hallway, close to a bathroom that will be shared by the people who live in the other two bedrooms. This bathroom has a combined tub and shower.
The Adkins' bonus room has a cross-shaped central space with a 9-foot ceiling that slopes down toward the corners. Dormer windows on two sides could be outfitted with cozy window seats.