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Contemporary Craftsman home plan has two-story entry and great room. In the C-shaped kitchen, storage and counter space are both in good supply. Formal living room is in an ideal location for alternate use as a home office.
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Westdale has cottage look, modern layout
The Westdale's stone veneer bases, tapered columns, and hallmark window gridding leave no doubt that this home is styled as a Craftsman cottage. Inside, the floor plan has a much more contemporary feel.
Just past the stairs, the two-story entry opens out into a wide and spacious great room with lofty vaulting. Light spills into this large room through windows on three sides. Two of them flank the cheery gas fireplace at center.
Ceiling height drops in the nook and kitchen, but these linked areas are otherwise wide open to the great room. Sliding glass doors in the nook offer direct access to the covered patio, and they can provide cross ventilation when temperatures climb. The built-in desk that nestles into an alcove here is an ideal spot for a phone and computer, and a handy powder room is close by.
In the C-shaped kitchen, counters and cupboards are both in good supply. Storage space is further boosted by a large step-in pantry that fills one corner. Laundry appliances are just around the corner, in a utility room that comes complete with upper-level cabinets, a folding counter, and a deep sink.
A rectangular window bay expands the formal living room, located just inside the entry. If the family prefers, this room could be furnished as an office, home entertainment center, or whatever suits.
The owners' suite is also on the ground floor, well away from secondary bedrooms. Amenities here include: a spa tub, dual vanity, and large walk-in closet. Toilet and shower are separately enclosed.
Three bedrooms and a two-section bathroom are on the Westdale's second level. A vaulted ceiling in the front bedroom expands the sense of spaciousness.