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This inviting, richly windowed A-frame cabin home plan could be a vacation retreat, though its full-featured interior makes it equally well-suited for year-round living. Abundant natural light washes into a two-story great room that's open to the kitchen. A master suite is above, two bedrooms below. A railed deck wraps around 3/4 of the exterior.
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Gerard an A-frame for year-round living
While the Gerard's rear elevation has the richly windowed, A-frame look typical of a vacation retreat, its front facade and full-featured interior make it equally well suited for year-round residency.
Painted shutters and a wide-railed porch give the home a welcoming look. An old-fashioned, wooden porch swing can fit in nicely here. The covered porch wraps around to span the entire left side, and transitions into a V-shaped deck at the rear.
If toddlers live here or come to visit, all or part of the porch and deck may be gated to create a safe outdoor play area.
Entering, you'll see a stairway on your right, and an expansive, vaulted, two-story great room to your left. A handsome square post connected to an exposed beam marks the passageway into the L-shaped kitchen, straight ahead.
Cupboards and counters wrap around two sides, and lazy Susan shelving provides easy access to the corner. A raised eating bar rims one side of a work island, and the island has a built-in range and oven.
Abundant natural light washes into the great room through a bank of sparkling windows, stacked three high, plus two atrium doors that provide deck access. Across the room from the doors is a home entertainment center. There's plenty of room for a wide-screen TV at center, over the direct-vent gas fireplace.
A nice-sized utility room and full bathroom are on opposite sides of the short hallway leading to two bedrooms at the rear. Utility room amenities include: cabinets on two sides, a deep sink, and a long counter, handy for folding clothes.
The Gerard's master suite is upstairs, as is a study linked to the vaulted loft.