Whoever came up with the saying, “beauty only runs skin deep,” obviously never laid eyes on House Plan 87609. An absolutely captivating presentation on the outside continues to the core of this design. One of the most intriguing aspects of this home’s floor plan is the intelligent use of angles in the layout. Upon entering, one immediately encounters an angled view that takes in the formal living room and den, the rotunda’s sweeping staircase, and the family room beyond. The family room ceiling is open to above, allowing the stone fireplace to extend through the second story.
A spectacular covered rear porch is revealed through French doors in the spacious dining nook. Sheltered from the
elements, the covered fireplace is a favorite entertaining area. The adjoining gourmet kitchen offers an abundance of work space and convenient access to the formal dining room through a butler’s pantry. We love the rustic wooden cabinets and exposed ceiling beams juxtaposed with elegant light fixtures. The dining room features an oval tray ceiling and twin doors to the back porch.
Informal entrances to the house include the 4 car garage and the side door into a laundry/mud room. Downstairs is served by a single powder room.
On the second level, a balcony arcs around the 2-story-high rotunda, leading to a raised loft and breathtaking circular domed room surrounded by tall transom windows. As shown on this finished plan, the rotunda is embellished by a beautiful inlaid wood pattern on the floor, and a mural of blue skies and clouds are painted into the domed ceiling of the reading area, creating a magical, relaxing atmosphere.
On the opposite side of the upper level, the master suite resides in sprawling luxury. Step up into the turret to enjoy the 11′ x 11′ sitting area or sprawl on the king sized bed while enjoying a movie shown from the built-in media center in the corner. Two walk-in closets give couples their own space, and the bathroom includes double vanities, shower and private toilet area. Decorative columns and a quintet of windows envelop the master bath’s deep soaking tub.
The three smaller bedrooms are each generously equipped with a full bathroom and walk-in closet. A media room measuring 17’6″ x 19′ gives the kids their own place to hang out, complete with a built in television cabinet. A wet bar in the corner can store sodas for the kids or wine for the adults. Click here to see the floor plans and more interior photos of the home.