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A living room with a fireplace fills one end of the wide open gathering space at the heart of this compact country-style home. The dining area and kitchen fill the opposite end. The owners' suite is well separated from the secondary bedrooms. While designed for construction on a lot that slopes down at the rear, the plan can easily be altered for a flat site.
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The Kensington was designed for construction on a lot that slopes down at the rear, but it can easily be altered for a flat site. The primary difference plays out on the rear deck, which would be elevated over a down slope, but at ground level otherwise.
Shingles fill the upper sections of three gables that add to the overall country-style ambiance. The Craftsman windows that sparkle across the front facade include a row of small panes at the top of the Craftsman door. Slender wooden columns set on handsome stone veneer bases highlight the gabled porch vestibule.
A living room with a fireplace fills the right side of the wide open gathering space. The dining room is fully open to the living room, and partially open to the kitchen across a work island rimmed by a curved eating bar. Sliding glass doors in the dining area open onto a railed and covered deck with a vaulted ceiling.
Standing at the kitchen sink you can keep an eye on the gathering spaces and deck, or gaze at the landscape beyond. Counters span three sides of the kitchen. Storage is surprisingly generous, running over and under the counters on two sides, as well as under the work island counter. Plus the pantry fills one entire corner. Laundry appliances are nearby, in a pass-through utility room with garage access.
Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are down a hallway to the right of the Kensington's entry, while the owners' suite is down the opposite hallway. Suite amenities include a walk-in closet and a bathroom with dual vanity, oversized shower and private toilet. The deck access will be highly appreciated if the owners install a hot tub out there.