Happy Holidays from Associated Designs!
The stately fieldstone exterior and historical styling of the Wilshire is similar to a castle or manor house. Complete with an oriel, a tower‑shaped projection, which boosts the nostalgic appeal of this European house plan.
Once you step inside the past fades and the Wilshire provides 4,000 square feet of contemporary living. The only lingering formal spaces are the parlor and dining room but even these rooms are graced with modern finishes. The parlor features tall 12‑foot ceiling and is bathed in natural light from the high arched windows that fill one wall. The formal dining room is equally bright, with windows filling two walls in addition to its vaulted ceiling. Luxury features in the dining room include a built-in serving buffet with warmer.
At the center of this home, is the family room, where much of the day to day family activities occur. Vaulted ceilings and two sets of double French doors keep this central living space bright and airy. Amenities from the kitchen include a built‑in desk, bright eating bay, walk‑in pantry, plus a large work island with a cooktop and prep sink. The generous walk-through utility room is just steps away and serves as a transition into the home from the three car garage. The utility room is graced with ample storage and counter space and can also be outfitted to work as a mudroom or drop zone.
Two sets of double doors at the family room open on a lawn‑sized deck, plus a large closet supplies storage space.
From the elegant master suite, a waist‑high wall, flanked by arches and columns, marks the border between the submerged sleeping/sitting area along with also the top degree. Two steps up you will locate a walk‑in closet along with a master bathroom with spa bathtub, shower, and dual sinks.
Three large bedrooms are upstairs, together with a loft/library that overlooks the vaulted foyer and family room. Even the oriel may be outfitted with a window seat in the mid‑flight landing, letting readers wrapped in its comfy curves to envision themselves in whatever time period they choose.