This week’s house plan Hillrose 30-269

Perky dormers and a wide railed porch give a friendly, welcoming look to the Hillrose, a midsize ranch-style home with all but one room on the ground floor. Doors to the three-car garage face to the side.

Designated as a recreation room, the room over the garage could be used for anything that suits the owners’ fancies. Light spills into it through skylights and two large windows. Deep storage areas nestle under the ceiling’s sloped sides.

Gathering spaces are expansive. Entering, you step into a vaulted foyer, where light washes in through the high dormer. The parlor is even brighter. It, too, has a vaulted dormer, plus a wide bay window that fills most of the front wall.

The vaulted family room has wide windows and a gas fireplace with cabinets on both sides. Ceiling height drops to nine feet in the dining room and kitchen.

A wide window bay brightens the dining area, which is completely open to the kitchen. Standing at the cooktop, you face into this spacious area, and can gaze out the windows to the patio and beyond.

A raised eating bar rims the opposite side of the large work island. Other amenities include a roomy walk-in pantry, built-in desk and built-in appliances.

Utilities are nearby in a generously sized room outfitted with folding counters, a deep sink, cabinets, shelves and a coat closet. A half bath with a shower is linked to both the utility room and a small office with an exterior entrance.

Luxuries in the Hillrose’s owners’ suite include a large walk-in closet and an elegant bathroom with dual vanities, a deep soaking tub and enclosed toilet and shower.

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