A front porch is delightful-but this home plan has a back porch too! The house also features tall ceilings, a formal foyer with a coat closet, and a grand staircase. Furnish the double-doored room off the entrance as a formal parlor or reserve it as an office or den, complete with storage closet. Two stories high, the spectacular great room offers a view from above, a built-in media center, corner fireplace, and a wall of windows. French doors lead to the back porch. The adjacent eating area is enveloped in windows, overlooking the back yard and the porch. The kitchen is open, but sheltered from traffic in the great room. It features a cooktop island and snack bar, a walk-in corner pantry, and convenient service to the formal dining room and the bright eating nook. Passage from the garage is through a hall, flanked by the full-service laundry room and a powder room.
Designed for pampering, the upstairs master bedroom is spacious enough to accommodate sleeping and sitting areas.