Tapered columns give a Craftsman flavor to this small ranch-style home. Inside, it feels surprisingly spacious, especially in the vaulted entry and expansive gathering area. A gas fireplace nestles into one corner of the living room, while the kitchen boasts a roomy pantry plus an alcove with a built-in desk.
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Large, open gathering space in Wheatfield
Tapered columns atop stone veneer-covered bases give a Craftsman flavor to the ranch-style Wheatfield, a small home with a large feel. Other Craftsman details include a low-pitched roof, multipaned window uppers, and wide eave overhangs. These are especially appreciated by families that enjoy installing bird-feeding stations close to windows, for ease of watching.
The sense of spaciousness is most noticeable in the vaulted entry and expansive rear gathering area. Its vaulted living room and dining room flow together, then on to the kitchen, where a flat ceiling and an eating bar mark the boundary.
A clean-burning gas fireplace nestles neatly into the corner of the living room furthest from the richly windowed rear wall. Wide sliding glass doors in the dining area offer easy access to a good-sized patio, and in the kitchen a window fronts the sink. A person working at the sink can keep an eye on back yard activities, or simply enjoy observing seasonal changes.
Kitchen counters and cabinetry are abundantly supplied, spanning sections of four sides. The walk-in pantry is exceptionally large for a home this size, filling one entire corner. A built-in desk with shelving above sits at the juncture of kitchen, entry hall, and dining room. This makes a perfect location for a phone, shared computer, cookbook storage, and organizing the myriad tasks that go into running a household.
An arched opening off the Wheatfield's entry leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The owners' suite is well-isolated from these rooms, down a hallway off of the living room. It has a roomy walk-in closet and a private bathroom with dual vanity, plus separately enclosed toilet and shower. The nearby den could serve as a home office.