by Valerie Crummett
Not too small, not too big, just right describes Town & Country Cedar Home's 4,900-square-foot fabulous and functional design. Window boxes and cedar shake shingled gables and dormers accent the northern white cedar exterior logs. Porch beams and front corner posts resemble tree trunks, gradually widening at the bottom.
Welcoming porches, decks and numerous windows emphasize outdoor living, but no sacrifices need to be made for those living in this home because a spacious and well-designed floorplan caters to everyone's needs. Step through the front door and into the foyer to feast your eyes upon a spectacular great room with 22-foot ceilings and an impressive stone fireplace. Entrances from the covered porch or front yard lead to the versatile and centralized mudroom, with its own half-bath, connecting the three-car garage, laundry room and kitchen. An open kitchen offers two islands with bar seating, plenty of counter space and a large pantry. The desirable first-floor master suite, complete with a walk-in closet and master bathroom, is merely icing on the cake.
Located on the upper and lower levels are three additional bedrooms, two baths, a loft and extra storage space. An exercise room and a spacious family room, with access to a partially covered deck, round out this ideal plan.