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This 2,000 square-foot home features a set-back garage, which makes this home a good candidate for neighborhoods that mandate a certain distance between the garage and the curb.

Bay windows dress up several rooms, including the front bedroom, the master bedroom in back, and the dining room in this 2,000-square-foot home.

Enter through the covered front porch into the foyer. To the right, the two secondary bedrooms share a full bath that has two sinks.

Ahead and to the right, the formal living room opens to a small side porch. For greater flexibility, or to turn this space into a home office, consider modifying the room so that it can be closed off with doors.

Further in, the heart of the home consists of the large family room, the open U-shaped kitchen with a snack bar, and the dining room with a niche for special china.

The master suite offers access to the rear covered patio, and a well-equipped bath with a garden tub and large shower. A walk-in closet is included.