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Front gables, painted shutters, and fanlights add sparkle to this contemporary home plan by guest designer Tim Thompson. Naturally bright plan focuses on family living. Luxury features in the master suite include an elegant tray ceiling, huge walk-in closet, and a large bathroom with tub, shower and twin lavs. 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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Norkenzie focuses on family living
Front gables, painted shutters, and fanlights add sparkle to the Norkenzie, a home designed to meet the needs of a contemporary family.
Gathering spaces dominate the ground floor. At center is a vaulted family room, with a ceiling that's almost 19 feet high. Arched openings lead to the vaulted entry, the nook and the master suite. Windows fill most of the rear wall, and a hefty woodstove serves as a focal point during the darker months.
People who enjoy eating will appreciate the abundance of areas dedicated to this delightful activity -- basically the entire left side of the house. A high-ceilinged dining room provides an impressive environment for formal and festive meals. The eating bar is great for quick meals and snacks, while the bright, step-ceilinged nook invites you to linger over steaming mugs of coffee or tea at the beginning and end of your day. The kitchen's abundant cupboard and counter space includes a pantry and a built-in desk with shelves above.
French doors on the side of the entry hall open into a room that could be outfitted as a guest room, study, or office. Luxury features in the master suite include an elegant tray ceiling, huge walk-in closet, and a large bathroom with tub, shower and twin lavs. Utilities are close to the garage, across from a large bathroom.
A skylight illuminates the Norkenzie's second floor landing, which overlooks the family room. Two bedrooms share a third bathroom, and a spacious attic space is brightened by two skylights and a front-facing dormer.