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Natural materials cover the exterior and natural light bathes the interior, thus connecting the inside living areas with this ranch home plan's surroundings. In the expansive great room at its heart, the kitchen is laid out along one wall, while a home entertainment center and fireplace line another. Glass in windows and doors fills most of the two exterior walls.
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Heartview melds indoor & outdoor living
The Heartview's window-bright interior segues nearly seamlessly into its wrap-around outside living area at the rear. And the exterior materials ensure an organic blending with the natural environment as well. In the right setting, every window can offer spectacular views.
Stone veneer-covered bases support slender posts that frame the front porch and garage overhang. These run a harmonious counterpoint to the shake-textured siding, wooden corbels, and Craftsman-style windows on all sides.
The use of natural materials extends throughout. Examples include handsome exposed drop beams in the great room and owners' suite, and wooden posts set on tapered stone veneer bases that flank the entry hall.
An expansive great room sits at the heart of the home. A kitchen fills one side, across a curved and raised eating bar. On the other inner wall, a stone veneer fireplace nestles between a home entertainment center and a stack of shelves. Sparkling glass fills somewhere between 80 and 90 percent of the two exterior walls. Craftsman windows flank atrium doors that access the patio, and each window set is crowned by a row of multipaned windows. This is a bright living area indeed!
Windowed hallways lead off to the right and left of the entry hall. The right branch goes to two secondary bedrooms, a bathroom, and a pass-through utility room linked to the two-car garage. The left hallway channels you into the Heartview's sumptuous owners' suite.
Drop beams create an interesting grid over the sleeping area, and a cushy window seat would fit nicely into the room's rectangular window bay. Other luxury touches include a deep walk-in closet and a two-section bathroom with a spa tub and double vanity. The toilet and shower are separately enclosed for privacy and steam containment.