Clean lines, storage and space are found in the informal Northrup design

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Clean lines join with a hipped roof to give a fresh look to the Northrop. Raised stucco forms corner quoins and accents the sturdy square columns of this informal single-level home. Inside the vaulted entry, you immediately feel a sense of spaciousness.

This plan could easily be adapted for wheelchair accessibility.

A vaulted great room is the largest space, spanning about two-thirds of the rear. Its wealth of windows makes this broad area naturally bright on all but the darkest days.

On the far right, high windows flank the fireplace, and the rear wall has three sets of windows. One set slides open to access a large patio. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can gaze out those windows or keep tabs on activities in the great room. A short eating bar curves out from the counter behind the dishwasher.

Storage space is plentiful here, expanded by a large walk-in pantry. More storage is found in the nearby utility room, which is larger than most. Connected to the garage, it also doubles as a mud room.

Coat closets and enclosed shelves line the hallway from the entry to the great room. Double doors there open into a large bright front room that could be furnished as a media room, study, home office, or even a fourth bedroom, if needed.

The Northrop’s vaulted owners’ suite has direct patio access and a large walk-in closet. Double doors swing in to reveal a bathroom with two vanities, a large walk-in shower, and a private toilet. Secondary bedrooms share a bathroom near the entry.

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