A welcoming porch and prominent gables with decorative brackets add curb appeal to this traditional split plan family home. The great room and dining area boast a cathedral ceiling and open to the spacious screen porch with its own built-in grill and sink for backyard entertaining. A mudroom off the garage includes a pantry, closets, and a seat for taking off shoes. The master suite features two walk-in closets and linen storage, plus a spacious bathroom with two sinks.
Meet a Storybook Craftsman style design that lives for today. The gabled porch, ornamental brackets, wood shutters and friendly stone and shingle outline add character and curb appeal. Inside, the surprise is the way the house connects to the backyard through a series of increasingly open spaces, from the Family Room to the Nook to the Lanai to the BBQ Patio. The floor plan is all about easy indoor-outdoor living. View more Craftsman style house plans.
This modern farmhouse feels fresh and sleek with vertical siding, abundant windows, and two eye-catching gables. Inside, the sightline directs your gaze from the foyer all the way through the great room and out to the rear porch, where an optional outdoor kitchen invites everyone out for barbecues. A snack bar in the kitchen creates a fun hangout zone, with the sink on the island so you can face your guests while rinsing veggies. For elegant dinners, the dining room sits near the front, not far from the butler’s pantry. Relax in your master suite, complete with a large walk-in closet that opens directly to the laundry room to make chores easier. Three more bedrooms (one a private suite) sit on the opposite side of the home. Other thoughtful features include lockers near the powder bath, extra storage in the garage, and a generous bonus suite upstairs.
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