Imagine a trellis with plants trailing down it. You'll see this when you enter the Bainbridge, a contemporary ranch-style home.
The wide grid of plant shelves above the ceiling that separates the dining room from the living room is one of the most distinctive features of this home. These two formal rooms have large windows and vaulted ceilings. The open air space above the shelves of plants helps to maintain the feeling of spaciousness.
The bower of greenery also serves another purpose, as it marks the entrance to the owners' suite. The living room and the dining room act as buffers, ensuring that the adult retreat is the quietest part of the house.
The large sleeping/sitting area has French doors that open to the deck. From the front windows, you can see a landscaped alcove visible from the living space. The walk-in closet is spacious, as are the enclosed shower and water closet. There are also double sinks and a large bathroom. This master bathroom is unlike many other mid-sized homes in that it does not include a large tub. Instead, the space can be used for something else.
The children's quarters are located at the other end of the home, while a bathroom with two compartments serves both bedrooms. Utility room is equipped with counters, a sink and storage. By removing the French doors from the library/den and adding a window facing the children's wings, it could be turned into a fourth room.
The rear wing is another vaulted space that can accommodate a large family. A plant shelf adds color and character to this area, which is located between the kitchen, and a sunny nook that opens onto the deck. The Bainbridge kitchen features a pantry and a garden view, as well as a long dining bar with a built-in cooktop.