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Crisp lines and sparkling window grids give a fresh clean look to this Prairie-style home plan. Inside, a bright and spacious gathering space comprises the living room, dining room and kitchen. The owners' suite boasts a dual vanity, totally private toilet, and large walk-in closet. Secondary bedrooms share a bathroom and have wide closets.
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Prairie-style Sahalie is relaxed & open
Crisp lines and sparkling window grids give a fresh clean look to the Sahalie. This is an update of the Prairie home, one of the few indigenous American styles. Originating in Chicago, the style was common in early 20th-century suburbs throughout the United States and is again growing in popularity.
The wide covered porch that wraps across the front and around to the left is punctuated by four sets of slender posts set on squarish framed-out bases. These support a low-pitched hipped roof with wide eaves, typical of a Prairie home.
Entering, you step into a bright and spacious gathering space that comprises the living room, dining room and kitchen. Natural light, slightly muted by the porch overhang, washes in through the gridded glass in the front door and its sidelights. Still more spills in through the tall, similarly shaped doors and windows on two walls of the dining area and a shorter window in the kitchen. Families that thrive on light and openness will love this space.
A large work island rimmed by a raised eating bar offers partial separation between the kitchen and the rest of the room. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can gaze out the window in front of you, or keep tabs on activities inside. A generously sized utility room is nearby, as is direct access to the rear-facing two-car garage—handy for unloading groceries safely and out of the weather.
The owners' suite is at the rear. It boasts a dual vanity, totally private toilet, and a large walk-in closet. Both of the Sahalie’s secondary bedrooms are up front, where they share another bathroom that also has a dual vanity. These bedrooms each have wide closets that fill about two-thirds of one wall.