Unapologetically French Provincial, this homes hip rooflines stand majestically over its stucco and board-and-batten sheathing. Indicative of the style, a sentinel of second-story arched windows breaks through the cornice into the roof while the main-floor windows and shutters extend to ground level. Carriage-style garage doors are fitting on the recessed garage, which appears as more of a historic outbuilding than an appendage.
The floor plan is wrought with tasteful detail. The foyer introduces views of a circular staircase and the formal living and dining rooms. A rustic and cozy theme in both rooms is accomplished through criss-cross ceiling beams, one forming square patterns and one forming triangular shapes.
The kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room join together in an ell at the rear of the plan. Strategically, the kitchen is close to many key areas of the floor plan: it is near the laundry room and mudroom, which connect to the garage wing; it accesses a butlers pantry that services the formal dining room, and it is open to the breakfast nook and family room, so conversations can flow and children easily can be supervised.
Two main-level suites are on opposite ends of the floor plan. The master suite is at the rearoff a hallway that leads past a quiet study. Bookshelves line the corridor that leads into the bedroom. Double doors open to the bathroom, which includes a spacious tub, walk-in shower, dual vanities, and a large walk-in closet. A self-contained mothers suite is at the front of the plan. A kitchenette contained within the bedroom allows the guest to prepare light dishes, if desired. A full bath and front courtyard adjoin the suite.
Three secondary bedrooms on the upper level revolve around an open study/sitting area off the central staircase. A spacious exercise room rounds out the upper level.