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Craftsman detailing gives a cottage flavor to this two-story contemporary home plan. The sunny vaulted great room is open to the kitchen and an equally bright vaulted eating nook. The kitchen links to a dining area expanded by a rounded window bay. The master suite is on the main floor and two more bedrooms are upstairs.
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Warm McBride makes family living easy
The two-story McBride would be so nice to come home to. Craftsman window grids and wooden handrails give it a cottage flavor, while handsome brick veneer wainscoting and slender wooden posts add to the sense of nostalgia.
Natural light spills into the entry through a sidelight. On the right, a wide arched opening leads into an even brighter space, expanded by a window bay that fills the entire front wall. A built-in bookcase five feet in height spans the rear wall. Some families will want to make this a dining area, while others may prefer using it as a den, library or home office.
Laundry appliances are across the entry hall in the large utility room, just past a coat closet and powder room. A door in this passageway provides direct access to the garage.
The vaulted great room at the heart of this home is a perfect setup for family living at its best. A long eating bar wraps around the kitchen edge closest to the great room and spacious, rectangular nook. Kitchen workers can stay involved with activities there, enjoy watching flames in the gas fireplace across the room, and keep an eye on the back yard as well.
A high shelf over the eating bar extends all the way to the side wall. Eighteen inches deep, it is ideal for growing plants or displaying art. Counters wrap around all four sides of the kitchen, and theres plenty of cupboard space, including a pantry.
Luxuries in the McBride's vaulted master suite include: a dual vanity, spa tub, walk-in closet, and fully enclosed toilet and shower.
Two more bedrooms are upstairs, plus a bathroom and walk-in storage closet.