Peterson features large porch, country charm

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Whether you see it as a country-style home, or a farmhouse, the Peterson looks comfortably inviting. Its railed wrap-around porch is a major factor in creating that ambiance, but the generous scattering of Craftsman-style windows may be equally responsible.

Families with toddler children or grandchildren can easily create a safe outdoor play area for their tykes by gating the front porch at both ends.

Gathering spaces, including the entry, all have vaulted ceilings. Even the kitchen. An abundance of natural light spills into the great room through the window bay that wraps around to one side, while more washes down through two dormer windows, set high in the ceiling.

A peninsular counter with an eating bar is all that separates the dining room and kitchen. Storage cabinets and counter space in the kitchen are both well supplied. Counters wrap around four sides, while overhead and under-counter storage capacity is further boosted by a roomy walk-in pantry. Sliding glass doors in the dining area open onto a partially covered porch.

Direct access between the kitchen and garage will be especially appreciated when returning home after dark, and for unloading groceries in inclement weather.

Bedrooms and bathrooms cluster together on the right. The utility room is located there as well, conveniently close to the major sources of soiled laundry. Built-in cabinets fill the wall over the appliances; stacked shelves span the other wall.

The owners’ suite is well buffered from the sounds of the Peterson’s secondary bedrooms by the utility room, a large walk-in closet, and the main bathroom. The private bathroom has a dual vanity, and a pocket door that offers both toileting privacy and shower steam containment.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Peterson 30-625. For more information or to view other designs, visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.

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