This Tuscan home plan features a window-bright vaulted family room that is open to the spacious kitchen. Possibility of five bedrooms, or three, plus home office and hobby room. Owners' suite has direct access to patio, luxury bathroom, and a large walk-in closet.
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Brittany's many bedrooms typify trend
The Brittany is a midsize home with the possibility of up to five bedrooms. But the two rooms to the right of the entry might just as easily be put to other uses: hobby room, home entertainment center, work-out space, etc. The simple addition of a direct entry door from the porch could transform the den/guest room into a home office.
Light streams into the entry through a sidelight and transom. This naturally bright space is a junction for a multiplicity of rooms and hallways.
To the left is the dining room (or parlor). Through an arched opening, you can take the hallway to secondary bedrooms, or go straight ahead to the kitchen and nook. On the right, your choices include a central bathroom, vaulted den/guest suite/home office, or hallway to the owners' suite and a study (or bedroom).
Windows fill most of two walls in the vaulted family room, and more light washes in through sliding glass doors in the nook. A gas fireplace tucked in the rear corner serves as a warm focal point when darkness falls or skies turn gray.
Working in the kitchen, you can keep tabs on goings-on throughout the family room, nook and patio. Cupboard and counter space are amply supplied, and the long eating bar keeps family members and guests out of the way while allowing them to chat with kitchen workers. Laundry appliances are nearby, in a pass-through utility room that connects to the three-car garage.
Amenities in the Brittany's owners' suite include a large walk-in closet, dual vanity, private water closet, and an oversize walk-in shower. The owners suite also offers direct access to the patio.