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Interconnected gathering spaces fill the ground floor of this country home plan, with the great room flowing into a dining area linked to the kitchen and nook. Having the utility room linked to the garage allows it to double as a mud room. Three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a large, unfinished bonus room are upstairs.
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Arundel has curb appeal, bright interior
An eye-catching cavalcade of brick-supported wooden posts march around the outer edge of the Arundel's covered porch, which wraps around to the left. Keystones accent lintels over the gabled dormer as well as both the single and double garage doors.
In this multigabled, two-story family home, gathering spaces occupy most of the main floor. Sleeping areas, two bathrooms, and a large unfinished bonus room are on the upper level.
Sidelights rim the entry, creating a softly illuminated foyer. The great room, windowed on two sides, is much brighter. A wide bank of multipaned windows fills most of the front wall, while another set flanks the fireplace. This large room is partially open to the dining room, with slender wall sections marking the juncture of the two areas.
Cooking and eating spaces line the rear, with an efficient kitchen at center. A roomy floor-to-ceiling pantry nestles into an alcove next to the refrigerator, and another closet is tucked under the stairs.
Bring in a row of stools, and the peninsula-shaped counter becomes an eating bar as well as a great place to hang out and converse with people working in the kitchen. Sliders in the nook open onto a wide patio, ideal for outdoor dining when warm weather beckons. A small powder room is mere steps away, as is yet another closet plus a pass-through utility room that doubles as a mud room.
In the Arundel's owners' suite, two closets line the dressing area to a bathroom with twin lavs, shower, tub, and private water closet. Secondary bedrooms share a handy two-section bathroom with double vanity.
The bonus room can serve as storage, or be developed for other uses.