“The best wines are the ones we drink with friends.” – Unknown
Tea? Scones? You’ll want them here and feel the cozy, yet practical charm of this English Country stunner. Perhaps you’ll also enjoy great glasses of wine with family and friends here too. After all, this Shiraz (C-2766) home plan by Living Concepts, asks you to sit, enjoy, relax and share. This is a single-story home with exposed basement living space. You won’t feel cramped in this space with 2,765 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths.
What makes this English country as opposed to a French country style? An English country home has squared off windows and diamond shaped windowpanes. English country style is also noted with timber, stone and stucco exterior details. Inside, you’ll find squared off openings too, as opposed to arched windows and interior features typical of the French country style.
If you’ve thought about a fairy-tale home that is full of charm, elegance, comfort that always makes you feel welcome and ‘home’, this plan is it. From the peaked roofline, softened with timber detail, arches topping your main floor windows framed by rustic wooden shutters, and window boxes for flowers, this is love at first sight.
Curious as to what lies within? Your covered front porch with double front doors leads to you memories in the making. While the front porch is covered, it isn’t deep enough for a chair to rock in. It is perfect, however, for more flowers in pots. Your chairs for rocking will be idea on the backside of this home, you’ll see. For now, come in.
The foyer, while not deep, is long, like a hallway. The wow factor is how big and airy your home instantly feels with the foyer opening to a large family room straight ahead. The family room has long, wood beams on the ceiling giving you instant warmth, personality and hominess. This family room has a fireplace that can be large, looming and prominent or it can be sleek, classic and timeless. This space will be just the right spot for Netflix watching, family conversations, self-reflection and entertaining your favorite people. From this space you also have an external door to the first of your covered terraces. This covered terrace has a tall, raised wood ceiling. Hang a cool chandelier for night dining and ambiance.
From your open family room, your large and enchanted kitchen serves as over-see’r to house activity, keeper of all sustenance, great conversation and party central when gatherings occur. This kitchen is wide open to your family room, so you miss nothing if you have a house full or you just want to keep your eyes on your favorite food channel show.
The island in the kitchen has a raised back side, ideal for barstool chairs. The island also is the keeper of your sink. A long L-shaped counter area ensures you have plenty of space for zone, counter appliances and cooking space. Adjacent to your kitchen is a large dining area. Kids doing homework here? Easy to keep your eyes on them. Are you doing homework here and earning the degree you’ve always wanted while managing meals? This space makes it all happen.
From the kitchen and dining area, you will walk through an area with a closet, to your laundry room and steps down to your two-car garage.
Back to center
Back to your foyer, you go left and right. To the right is a full bath and study. The study has a cathedral ceiling, which you can beam, continuing the English country style. The study has access to the bathroom directly.
Leave your study to the left and your stairs for your basement haven are waiting for you.
Take a break
To the left of the foyer and encompassing the whole left side of the house is your perfect master suite. It is here that your comfort zone, your daily re-charge, your morning boost align for your pleasure and primping. A large enough space for cushy bed and linens also has a door to your covered terrace. Your master bath, thankfully, has dual sink so there is no angling for best spot to clean your teeth. A luxe soaking tub, separate from your walk-in shower awaits you on your stressful days. A large walk-in-closet at the front of the house will hold all your seasonal clothes, handbags and shoes for the marathon you might be prepping to run.
Down to play
Now that you’ve taken your stairs down, your man-cave, she-shed alternative, elder parent living or kids space is ready for inspection. A large rec room with fireplace, bar and plenty of room for a billiards table or a host of video games, is sure to fill many hours of enjoyment for you. A dartboard, small couch and large screen for gaming needs is next to your bar-central where you might pour your favorite local brew, craft cocktails or refined wines. Behind a wall next to the bar area is a spacious mechanical room. There is additional storage to the right of your play tables/gaming are too. A fireplace centers this large room and will be sure to make this space very popular and well used.
This exposed basement area has two exterior doors to your second covered lanai. One from the rec room, the other door from the back bedroom suite/hobby room.
The lower-level covered lanai might be the keeper for your small firepit for s’mores, hot-dog on a stick making, chilly -evening reliever and general ambiance enhancer. Walk through the second door into a suite that a child might use while home from college. There is a full bath here and a nice walk-in closet. Maybe this is your office or hobby room. With an attached bathroom, the possibilities are many.
Another suite with full bath is at the front of the lower level. This room also has a walk-in closet, but it is more shallow and long than a true walk-in.
This home does bring it all to you in its English country charm, a light, large exposed basement with unlimited potential, and a dream first floor that competes head to head with the function and delight that your basement offers. There is nothing that will disappoint you here – so, sit down with Frank Snodgrass at Living Concepts and start your journey to living happily ever after in this home of plenty.
Make it your own. Welcome Home.