House Plan: Columns spotlight front facade

This ranch-style home is well suited to the needs of a midsized family.
Oklahoman Published: March 15, 2014
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Three handsome columns draw eyes to the Elk Lake's front facade. This ranch-style home is well suited to the needs of a midsized family, or empty nesters looking to downsize from a larger home.

The plan could be adapted for wheelchair accessibility. In the entry, a row of coat hooks spans the wall above a bench, convenient for removing and stashing grubby footgear.

A roomy coat closet fills another wall. From there, you can walk into the kitchen, or proceed through it to the vaulted great room. Windows wrap around three sides of the nook, creating a naturally bright environment for starting the day, sharing meals or helping with homework. Potted plants will thrive in this bright space as well.

More light washes into the kitchen through skylights. A small, conveniently located bathroom sits at the juncture of the kitchen, the bedroom wing and a pass-through mudroom-laundry room that links with the backyard and two-car garage.

Counters, cupboards and appliances line two sides of the kitchen. A walk-in pantry fills one rear corner, and more storage space is tucked beneath the work island. Standing at the kitchen sink, you face into the vaulted great room across a raised eating bar.

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