A modern chateau with plenty of room

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Families will find plenty of room for everyone and everything in this grand contemporary chateau. With nearly 4,000 square feet of living space, not counting patios, how could this not be true? And having all of it on one level makes the Hillcrest ideal for aging in place as well.

Exterior textures are intriguing. Most of the walls are an unusual split face concrete block, except for the cultured stone veneer that covers the chimneys and the entry porch front gable.

Inside, classic hardwood floors are the norm, with a few practical exceptions. A large library/den is to the right of the high-ceilinged entry, and a vaulted living room is to the left, where it is brightened and expanded by a rectangular window bay. Near the window, a freestanding woodstove offers warmth when the weather turns chilly.

Arched openings at the rear of the living room open onto a transverse hallway. Matching arches on the opposite side feed into an expansive vaulted dining room. Its window bay makes an excellent location for a wide window seat.

A kitchen with a generously sized walk-in pantry is right around the corner. All appliances are built in. A raised and angled eating bar bounds the kitchen and the comfortably large family room. The family room and eating nook are vaulted and richly glassed. Nestled into the back corner is a fireplace with a TV niche above the mantel, but owners might prefer to locate their main TV in the large media room on the right.

A third fireplace graces the owners’ suite. The bathroom in this adult retreat boasts a spa tub and an oversized shower, plus a deep walk-in closet. Double doors offer direct access to the Hillcrest’s wide rambling patio.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Hillcrest 10-557. For more information or to view other designs, visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.

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