Wide multipaned windows and inviting front porch combine in an attractive front facade on this ranch home plan. Vaulted kitchen with large work island opens to a bright vaulted nook and great room. Free-form patio is accessible from both the nook and the luxurious owners' suite.
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Carson Has a Vaulted Kitchen at Its Heart
A vaulted kitchen is at the heart of the Carson, a mid-size ranch-style home with spacious gathering spaces and three large bedrooms. The more formal living and dining rooms are up front, while the openly linked great room and kitchen are at the rear.
Wide multipaned windows and an inviting front porch, fill most of the front faade. The living room window to the right is stacked exceptionally high, and crowned by quarter rounds that flank an even higher half round.
Entering, you pass by two slender sets of wooden posts that highlight the porch. Natural light washes into the entry through sidelights and a transom. The arched opening on the right leads into a vaulted living room where bookshelves fill the walls on both sides of the gas fireplace.
The arched opening on the opposite side of the entry offers access to the elegant, tray-ceilinged dining room. Another arched opening further in leads into a long transverse hallway that links the bedroom wings, then leads on into the great room/kitchen. The powder room near the secondary bedrooms is conveniently located and sits across the hall from a bank of coat and storage closets.
Windows fill most of the great room's rear wall, and a gas fireplace nestles into the back corner furthest from the nook. Above, a suspended plant shelf helps define the kitchen. Below, a raised eating bar rims the angled peninsular counter. Counters and cupboards are in good supply, with the corner pantry and work island adding even more. Sliding glass doors in the Carson's nook offer patio access.
The well-appointed owners' suite also has sliding glass doors leading to the patio, plus a luxurious private bathroom, and a deep, deep walk-in closet.