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This European home plan is a pleasing blend of neo-classical European and contemporary American styling. Vaulted family room has a gas fireplace with art niche or water feature space above. This home also features a luxurious main floor owners' suite; two bedrooms, two bonus rooms upstairs.
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Yorkshire offers options for large family
The Yorkshire's exterior blends neo-classical European and contemporary American styling. Classic keystone arches and lintels run harmonious counterpoint to the more rustic background of stone veneer and shake-textured siding.
This home can comfortably house a large family. A luxurious master suite is on the main floor. Two more bedrooms are upstairs, plus a media room and a bonus room that could become sleeping areas.
Linked gathering spaces are naturally bright and delightfully spacious. You feel it even before entering the house, as you pass through a high arched front porch into the two-story foyer. Daylight washes in through sidelights, a transom and a Palladian window above.
An arched opening on the right leads into the den, and a wider arch on the left feeds into the dining room. The art niche in its rear corner could house a falling water feature, or a totally visual treasure.
Both the foyer and the dining room open onto a transverse hallway that is open to the vaulted family room on the other side. Kitchen, utilities, powder room and garage access are at the hallway's left end, while the owners' suite is on the right. Windows fill most of the family room's rear wall, offering views of the patio and landscape beyond.
The Yorkshire's family room has a clean-burning gas fireplace. Above it is another niche, ideal for displaying a beautiful painting. Just past the stairs, the room flows into a sunny, bayed nook. Potted plants thrive here, and it's an energizing space to start the day. Counters wrap around three sides of a large kitchen with a generously sized work island. A roomy pantry nestles under the stairs.