Front porch to back porch, this home plan fairly crackles with energy. There's elbowroom for multiple cooks in the kitchen, plus sitting space at the island for kibitzers. Partitioned only by handsome columns, the kitchen is open to the breakfast nook and the lofty family room, so no one is left out of family fun.
The home is designed for hospitality. Formal meals are made easier by a butler's pantry between the kitchen and dining room. The pantry is furnished with china cabinets and countertop. After dinner, guests congregate in the parlor for coffee and conversation. A two-sided fireplace enhances the coziness of the parlor as well as the adjacent guest bedroom and bath.
At day's end, the homeowners can retreat to the lavish master suite, graced with French doors, a tray ceiling in the bedroom, and a his-and-her closet with a built-in ironing board. The bedroom and bath share a two-sided fireplace.