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Compact ranch home plan by guest designer Rod Pfotenhauer is ideal for a young family or empty nesters needing less space than in the past. Bright, open interior is vaulted and spacious. Master suite amenities include direct access to the patio, a walk-in closet, and a two-section bathroom. Please note: Featured guest designers have different drafting styles, therefore construction drawing layouts and contents will vary according to the region from which they originate.
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Glenwood boasts economy and good looks
Window shutters and horizontal wood siding give a ranch-style look to the Glenwood, and a governor's cupola at the apex of the garage roof adds to the charm. This compact home is ideal for a young family or empty nesters needing less space than in the past.
A covered porch spans most of the front facade. If desired, it could be enclosed, providing a safe outdoor play area for toddlers or small dogs.
Entering, you step into a vaulted and spacious open area with the dining room up front and the living room at the rear. The back wall is more windows than walls, here and in the morning room section of the kitchen as well. French doors that flank the fireplace offer patio access, and another French door in the morning room serves the same function.
Standing at the kitchen sink, you face into the living room. The raised eating bar that rims this peninsular counter is handy for snacking or chatting with people who are working in the kitchen. Counters and storage cabinets, including a pantry, are arrayed along three walls; appliances are built in.
Laundry appliances are close at hand in a good-sized utility room complete with a deep sink. You can do your hand washing here, and clean up after doing yard work or auto repair. Direct access to the garage is also handy for bringing in groceries, especially during storms and after dark.
A vaulted ceiling adds volume to the Glenwood's master suite. Amenities here include direct access to the patio, a walk-in closet, and a two-section bathroom. Two more bedrooms and another bathroom are on the opposite side of the house.