This week’s house plan Richland 10-256

A wide, covered porch wraps around the front of the Richland, conjuring up images of porch swings and rocking chairs. Gables, shuttered windows and wood siding add to the nostalgic image.

Inside, the floor plan is completely contemporary: low on formality and high on livability.

A long bench in the vaulted entry hall is handy for removing muddy footgear. Boots and shoes are stored underneath. The front room could be a dining room, parlor or even a home office, if that’s preferable.

The vaulted great room is bright and spacious. It has a built-in entertainment center, and a corner fireplace. The nook also has a vaulted ceiling. Studded with skylights and windowed on three sides, this area is exceptionally bright. Sliding glass doors access a dining deck.

Standing at the kitchen range, you can gaze across the angled eating bar into the nook and great room, or out the windows to the deck and rear yard. A garden window illuminates the corner sink. The walk-in pantry adds storage space, and utilities are only a few steps away.

A small powder room and a large owners’ suite fill out the remainder of the lower level. Owners’ suite luxuries include a walk-in closet, and a sky-lit bathroom with twin lavatories, spa or soaking tub, shower and private toilet.

On the Richland’s upper level, a loft overlooks the entry and great room. The upper bedrooms have window seats and share a dual-compartment bathroom. A long bonus room nestles under the gable that caps the garage, and there’s also a long attic storage closet at the top of the stairs.

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