“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner
Building a new home takes courage. It takes guts, perseverance and patience. It takes vision and creativity. It takes the desire for newness and excitement to become reality. With this transitional home, Sterling (C-2677), by Living Concepts, there is vision and verve, creativity and beauty, guts and glory. With this plan, you just need to bring you – bring your best because this house brings it to you. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 2,677 square feet, there is room for one, there is room for a family. There is room for whatever makes you happy.
This traditional home with hipped roof lines (roof lines that look like ‘panels’ that come together at the top to a peak), gables (roof line that peaks like a triangle) and with arched, multi-paned windows, you’re sure to be willing and ready to settle here. The visual appeal of this home already screams HOME.
Large front widows and a wide, arching doorway entry will entice you inside.
From your double-door entry to the foyer, a closet for coats and umbrellas is on you left. A dining room with double-tray ceiling is to your right. A grand room with wet bar, fireplace and double doors to your back terrace offer many memory making opportunities for years to come.
Into your grand room you’ll find the perfect space for a piano, formal seating/living room area or a multi-functional entertaining room. With a fireplace and wet bar, this is a wonderful space to welcome guests and family – or yourself for every reason. Have a party, serve drinks and hors d-oeuvres here. Put a game table in a corner, comfortable couches and chairs in front of the fireplace, artwork on the long back wall and build shelves to the left of the fireplace. Multi-purpose indeed!
Through the double doors of the grand room, walk out to your large, long terrace. This is ideal for al fresco dining for every meal. Set up your grill and outdoor kitchen. There is room for lounging chaise chairs and naps in the sun too. Include pots of herbs and flowers for peaceful, happy outdoor times. If you have room in the yard, this is terrace would make a great border to a swimming pool. Your vision….your courage. Go for it.
Time to Rest
From the back terrace, there are two ‘bump out’, bayed, windowed rooms to the house. Looking at the house from the back, to your right is a door to your sitting room in the master suite. This bayed windowed space will be just where you want to sit and read, chat on the phone with your best friend or meditate for your morning and evening devotions. The tray ceiling in the large suite will give you rest and energy at the end of a day and upon waking the next. Be bold, this space is your harbor. Double doors lead you to a dreamy master bath. Separate vanities ensure you won’t deal with toothpaste spills or space sharing with someone else. A large soaking tub sits under another bright bayed out window. A separate shower is next to the tub. Put an overhead rainhead faucet in this shower, spa features and a waterproof radio in here for a Good Morning start to your day. Your walk-in closet is huge. It is on the front wall of the house and gives you plenty of room for an island with drawers and a lovely hanging light. The outer perimeter of this space can accommodate double hanging rods for clothes or build in shelves for your shoes and handbags.
Time to Eat
Down the hall from your master suite, past the foyer, grand room and dining room you head to your kitchen and keeping room. Your kitchen has a perfect layout for entertaining or meals for one. A real bonus is the large walk-in pantry. Cookbook collector? Right here. Do you can veggies? Right here. Cleaning supplies? Here too. Your kitchen offers a long L-shape and plenty of counter space. Your sink looks toward your backyard. A large island for a cooktop or prep sink, raise and end for barstool seating adds great space too. This space looks right into a large keeping area/den/family room area. There is a second fireplace in here. Like the grand room, build tall shelving on either side of the fireplace for books, travel souveniers, art glass and perhaps a Bose music station. The second of the two bayed windowed nooks lets outdoor light in here. Good morning eat-in kitchen. A table for morning newspaper scanning and your coffee is waiting for you. Any meal will be perfect here. Your dining room at the front of the house adds additional seating or for more formal entertaining and holiday meals. If you don’t need or want a formal dining space, consider making this area your office. Before you leave the kitchen, notice the easy access from the eat-in area out to your terrace.
Time to Entertain
Whether you are entertaining or have kids at home, 2 suites with their own bathrooms are on the right side of the home. One suite has a walk-in closet, the other a double-door opening reach-in. Both bathrooms in each room have a single vanity sink and shower. Adding a bench to the shower adds ease and comfort to those of any age. Either of these suites can be your craft room, office or exercise room too.
Time to Grow
From your keeping room and 2nd bedroom, a tucked-in stairway leads up to a bonus room. With 3 windows, this also makes a great office, gathering space for hobbies or loud sports watching. Is your college student home? Put her/his bedroom here. Maybe this is where you sit with your language CD’s while you prepare for your next vacation? Need convenient space for holiday decorations and memorabilia? This is ideal with easy access and no lifting up into a small space on a ladder.
Time to Work
Next to your 3rd bedroom suite is your laundry room with a closet. This space is the pass-through from your two-car garage. You can have separate washer and dryer machines or consider a stackable, leaving more space for counters and hanging cabinets.
Time to Play
Your two-car garage can be your toybox. A car for practicality and a car for cruising or your golf cart, if you live on a course, all will belong here. There is a storage area with a door entry in this garage too for tools, pool chemicals, towels for drying the car you wash and a utility door to the outside on the back wall.
Work – play – eat – rest…..this house has it all. Be patient and brave and get this Sterling plan. Perfection takes time and action. This home will surprise and delight you in all the best ways so put on your game face, leap into the journey and keep living well.
Make this your own. Welcome Home.