Family gathering areas flow together in one large, open area at the rear of this ranch home plan. Along the living room's rear wall, windows flank a glass fireplace. The kitchen boasts a roomy step-in pantry, long, raised eating bar, and plenty of counter space.
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Compact Carter fits on a narrow lot
Charming windows front the two-story, contemporary ranch-style Carter. Economical to build and maintain, this home is designed to fit on a city lot narrower than it is deep. The crisp grid work design on the front door is echoed in the sidelights, windows, garage door, and two sets of doors that face the rear.
This 1,900-square-foot plan has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Family gathering areas flow together in one large, open area at the rear, giving the home a wonderfully spacious feeling.
The long entry foyer and hallway are bathed in natural light that washes in through a sidelight, transom, and two large skylights. An owners' suite, with a deep walk-in closet and dual vanity, is to the left, as is the stairway leading to the second floor bedrooms and bathroom.
Doors on the left lead into a utility room that's linked to the garage. It's also a good place for drying off a muddy dog, or shedding grungy footgear. A small bathroom is located right next to the wide open family gathering space.
Windows flank the fireplace along the living room's rear wall. French double doors open into a den that has patio access. In the dining area, another set of French doors swing in to allow plenty of air circulation, along with patio access close to the kitchen. Those doors also offer a clear view of the patio and back yard from anywhere in the kitchen.
Counters and cabinets wrap around four sides of the Carter's kitchen, providing ample work space for multiple chefs. A roomy step-in pantry fills one corner, and a long, flush eating bar bounds the dining area.