“In new surroundings, one grows new eyes.” – Marty Rubin
Tired of having more space than you need? Do you want more from life than a home that isn’t ‘you’ anymore? Then this single-story, easy-living home welcomes you with comfort and beauty. The Verona (B-2074) from Living Concepts brings you home.
This abode is not only elegant and purposeful, its classic timber/cottage style is also eco-friendly for the natural, sustainability-caring owner. With 2,184 sq feet, 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, practicality and function blend perfectly here. In traditional timber style, you can see timbers on the outside of the front porch. Sloping soffits trimmed with rough-hewn cedar, respect nature and beauty. The cottage charm of this home lies in the warm elements of stone, cedar shake and wood exterior.
Right away you’ll adore the appeal of shake siding and the wide metal overhangs over the porch and garage. The cupola above the garage perches like a birdhouse waiting to welcome its inhabitants. The peeking eyebrow window that watches from its high vantage point is sure to make you smile every time you are here.
Your covered front porch, a classic cottage feature, is the ideal place for your high-backed rocking chairs and a cool glass of lemonade. Imagine the plinky-tinky sound of rain that falls on the metal roof while you close your eyes, safely covered and enjoying warm coffee. Beautiful wood and windowed front doors and transom will bring natural light into the foyer.
Once in the foyer, cross into your open concept family room and gourmet kitchen. An island for prep or baking faces the large, open family room and fireplace. Your friends and family will enjoy spending time with you in this open space. A roaring fire will give you pause to sit with a book and blanket. Cooking and keeping an eye and ear to the television and conversations in the family room is totally possible. If you raise the backside of the counter in the island, you could add additional seating with high barstools. While this home does not specify exposed interior ceiling beams, it would be an appropriate feature to add. Imagine the beauty of exposed cedar beams on your 10’ ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors below. Your breakfast/eat-in area allows for spacious dining all year long. Across the ‘hallway’ and next to the foyer there is a pantry for plenty of food staples, cleaning supplies or hobby materials. Next to your pantry is a powder room.
To the left of the foyer and down the hall is your master retreat. This space for comfort and quiet shares the family room wall on which the fireplace is located. Feel the warmth and fire of a see-through fireplace that can extend its brightness to your private retreat. A large rear-facing window will let nature in to say hello morning and an evening good-night. Flanking the entrance to your master bath are separate vanities and sinks. Under a window, allowing nature’s moods to come in, sits a soaking tub. There is also a walk-in shower here. For golf shirts, shoes, pretty dresses and handbags, a spacious walk-in closet completes this master area.
The far, right side of the house is where you find two bedroom suites. These have much to offer guests, growing children or if you have live-in parents to care for. Each suite offers the privacy of their own ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets. The bathrooms are single vanity and have tubs, but adding a shower head or swapping a tub for a shower with bench can be considered. If you need hobby space or an office, one of these rooms will work perfectly.
From the suite side of the house is a service area that leads to your two-car garage. With a corner established for a long L-shaped counter, you can add cabinets above for all your tools, gardening needs and car maintenance. Perhaps you’ll also add a utility sink for cleaning up here too. Back in the house and off the service area is your laundry room and a separate stairway that leads to a bonus room above the garage. This could also be living space, office space, room for your workout or split it into his/hers ‘cave’ space. Book clubs? Basketball watching? Movies? Here’s the ideal space. The fact that this is a good distance from the master suite can be a plus if you have a college kid that comes home every now and again and entertains friends. This space can constantly evolve with your needs.
The backside of this home is equally, if not more, charming and magical than the front. Wide wooden shutters frame widows, peaked rooflines and another ever-knowing watchful eyebrow window ensure the view of the home from the back is complete. Your covered back lanai offers protection from the weather and offers plenty of room for an outdoor kitchen. Counterspace, a built-in grill and under counter refrigeration and cupboards gives this area functional comfort. Add a table and chairs to an extended patio area for dining. Add a firepit for nighttime s’mores. You could install raised beds for flowers, herbs and tomato plants. Do you have room for a small pool or lap pool? Consider it. Whether this backyard faces a golf course, lake or a neighbor, you’ll be sure to love all it offers and all you bring for a downsized dream of a forever home.
Make this your own. Welcome Home.