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Mirror-image gables and wrap-around front porch create an inviting front facade for this country style home plan. Kitchen is open to family room and nook, has clear view of rear yard. Master suite has posh bathroom, large walk-in closet, and space for easy chairs.
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Gifford has friendly face, relaxed spaces
Mirror-image gables and a wrap-around front porch give the Gifford an inviting, somewhat nostalgic front facade. Shutters, handrails and slender posts enhance the welcoming effect. It's easy to imagine lazing away a summer afternoon here on an old-fashioned wooden porch swing, or stepping out for a breath of fresh air on a long winter's evening.
The ground floor is devoted entirely to shared living spaces. Entering, you step into a wide foyer, open to the living room on the left. Across the hall a powder room and coat closet link to the utility room and garage. This arrangement doubles as a mud room, for shucking dirty footgear or wiping muddy paws.
Counters wrap around four sides of a roomy kitchen that is open to both the family room and nook. Working at the sink, you can converse with people in either room, or gaze out the nook's glassy walls into the rear yard.
A long conversation bar marks the family room's boundary. Facing across it, family members working in the kitchen can enjoy watching flames dance in the gas fireplace across the room. Wide sliders in the rear wall open onto a covered deck.
Both the kitchen and the living room are linked to a dining room brightened by windows on two sides.
The Gifford's master suite fills the entire left side of the upper level. Amenities here include a large walk-in closet, a posh bathroom, and a sleeping area large enough to accommodate a couple of easy chairs for winding down in the evening. Two more bedrooms, plus a deep skylit bonus room, are also on the upper level.