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The exterior of this compact shingle-style home exudes nostalgic appeal, while the interior is totally contemporary. In the linked family gathering areas, light spills into the living and dining rooms through wide windows, and both are open to the kitchen. The owners’ suite boasts a good-sized walk-in closet and a private bathroom.
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Umpqua combines vintage with modern
The Umpqua is a compact shingle-style home. Its exterior exudes nostalgic appeal, while its interior is totally in tune with contemporary trends.
You can't help but be intrigued by the medley of shapes and textures outside. Two smooth slender posts, one behind the other, highlight the recessed porch. The posts are seated on a rectangular support covered with stone veneer. Shake-textured shingles fill the triangular gable fronts and extend down to the level of the wainscoting. Composition shingles cover the roof.
Craftsman styling, with its distinctive gridded appearance, adds its appeal to the windows, entry door and garage door. Front windows are also highlighted by a lintel with a raised accent.
Inside, a long entry hall sweeps past the secondary bedroom wing, utility room and coat closet before opening out into the spacious family gathering areas. Natural light washes into the living and dining rooms through rear and side windows, and sliding glass doors access the covered patio. Both rooms are open to the kitchen, which is minimally separated by a work island.
It's easy to serve up snacks and light meals on the island’s eating bar. And, while working at the kitchen sink, you can keep tabs on activities in the larger spaces and even enjoy watching flames in the gas fireplace across the way. Cupboards and counters wrap around two sides, and a roomy pantry nestles into the inner corner. Natural light spills down through a rectangular skylight.
The owners' suite boasts a good-sized walk-in closet and a private bathroom, complete with a towel hutch, double vanity, and separately enclosed toilet and shower.
Convenient interior access to the Umpqua's garage is through the utility room. The garage sink comes in handy for cleanup after gardening or vehicle maintenance.