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Great room at the heart of the Rosebery
The Rosebery's stucco exterior, segmentally arched windows and decorative window supports give the home an Italianate flavor. The Italianate style, which dominated American home construction between 1850 and 1880, is seeing a recent resurgence in popularity.
A vaulted great room is at the heart of this plan. At its peak, the ceiling is a full two stories high. Windows fill most of the rear wall, creating an informal living space as bright as it is spacious. On dreary days, the fireplace provides warmth and a colorful focal point.
On the second floor, opposite the windows, a railed loft overlooks the great room. Wide and open, the loft makes an ideal location for the family library and computer, and provides an escape from the busyness below.
An elegant 9-foot-high trayed ceiling graces the dining room. This space extends the great room and is just across a long eating bar from the kitchen. Standing at the kitchen sink, you face into the dining room and can gaze through a wide window onto the covered patio, and beyond.
The deep walk-in pantry offers plenty of storage space, and utilities are immediately outside the door to the garage.
A comfortable master suite fills the entire right end of the Rosebery's main floor. Its huge walk-in closet is accessed from the hallway that connects the sleeping/sitting area to the luxurious bathroom. Amenities include: two lavs, totally private toilet, large shower, and deep soaking tub.
Two vaulted bedrooms share a bathroom upstairs, and a large office is on the opposite side of the loft.