It’s irresistible the way this design, House Plan 65409, makes big promises and keeps them. It all begins with exterior charm, from towering pavilion affects and pitched roofs, to wonderfully elongated windows. The sun-dappled façade is enhanced by the surrounding fringe of autumn-colored leaves and the wrought iron details of the gate and mini-balcony, bringing to mind a European castle. While the front of the home is stone, wrapping around the family room and garage, the rear of the house is finished with budget-friendly siding, allowing you to effectively “put your best face forward.”
A formal foyer gives guests plenty of time to prepare for the wonderland of charm. The main floor ceilings soar to 9’ (13’ in the family room) while the entry hall sweeps smoothly to the family room and fireplace, or directly to the kitchen with island.
Natural light brightens the view from the kitchen to the dining area and flows under the dramatic arched opening to the living room. Tucked politely to the side of the kitchen, the dining room has access to the outdoors. A generous island snack bar provides ample work space, plus a convenient spot for casual dining, and storage is made attractive with a built-in hutch space. Sleek pendant fixtures offer gentle light throughout both rooms for those quiet evenings. Tucked in the back of the house is a half bath with bonus shower and a laundry closet.
A spectacular second level begins on the mezzanine, overlooking the downstairs family room. The first landing leads to a unique bedroom. Pass through the walk-in closet and find yourself in a “secret” room that measures about 6’ x 8’ and provides a view outside through the little arched window over the garage. Ascending another four steps will bring you to the highest floor where we find the smaller secondary bedroom which prizes a walk-in closet and a special window seat.
The master bedroom has a private passage through a great walk-in closet that leads into a luxurious full-sized bathroom that is shared with the smaller bedrooms. The charming bath exudes a sense of luxury usually found in larger homes. The corner whirlpool tub is enclosed in a tile base with relaxing under-lighting and recessed lighting above. The vanity is enhanced by an elegant dark wooden frame with built-in lighting.
At only 36’ wide and 1,727 square feet of heated living space, this regal European design is ideal for a narrow lot in an upscale neighborhood.