This is a symmetrical colonial home plan, updated with graceful front window bays. The family room merges seamlessly with the bayed nook and spacious kitchen. Master suite amenities include: enclosed shower & toilet, huge walk-in closet.
Click items to enlarge
Ellsworth blends old and new
Ignore the garage, and the Ellsworth has the evocative symmetry of a colonial home. Careful scrutiny reveals that it's also missing the typical bookend chimneys. First floor windows expand out in graceful bays, adding a contemporary flavor.
Inside, the plan blends elements of the traditional with the modern. Tradition is seen in the placement of dining, living and bedrooms. The well-separated formal gathering spaces sit across the entry from each other at the front of the house, and all three bedrooms are upstairs.
The rest of the floor plan is totally in sync with present-day needs and preferences. One spacious informal living space spans the entire rear. The family room, where high windows flank a gas fireplace, merges seamlessly with the bayed nook and generously sized kitchen. High windows flank the gas fireplace, and more natural light washes in through wide windows that fill much of the rear wall.
In the kitchen, lazy Susan shelving provides easy access to a corner cabinet, and plenty of extra storage space is available in the pantry and broom closet. Sliders in the nook offer direct patio access, handy for outdoor dining. A powder room is mere steps away, as are laundry appliances, located in a pass-through space that links with the garage. This room is outfitted with a counter, cabinets, and a deep sink.
Upstairs, the Ellsworth's master suite fills the right side. Amenities include: a large bathroom with dual vanity, privately enclosed shower and toilet, plus a huge walk-in closet, nearly the same size as the bathroom. Secondary bedrooms share a smaller bathroom. The hallway between them leads to a deep, skylit bonus room over the garage.