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RUSTIC CONTEMPORARY DESIGN SETS WELL INTO ANY LANDSCAPE

RUSTIC CONTEMPORARY DESIGN SETS WELL INTO ANY LANDSCAPE

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High-profile styling that remains unobtrusive is a hallmark of this rustic contemporary design.

Design E-36, by architects Herman York and Ray Schenke, also features certain formal design elements found in more reserved architecture. This house will set well into virtually any landscape. Its stone and cedar siding here blend harmoniously with the features of its surroundings.The covered entry is a practical and a design consideration. It provides protection from inclement weather and serves as a mini covered porch, large enough for you to sit on and enjoy the neighborhood. The stone veneer is attractively framed by the decorative brackets and turned posts of the covered entry.

To the right of the foyer is the living room, distinguished by a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a sloped ceiling to the bedroom level above. The living room is stepped down two risers and is defined from the foyer and dining room by a decorative railing.

The open-rail stair allows a panoramic view from the front wall of the living room to the rear wall of the raised dining room, a distance of 33 feet. The raised dining room shows off the furniture to its best advantage and conveys a certain elegance. A large Palladian-type window adorns the rear dining room wall and is the perfect frame for viewing the rear yard.

The kitchen is the epitome of efficiency. There are 30 linear feet of counter space, including a broom closet and integral eating counter. Service to the dining room and family room is only a few steps away.

The family room is a spacious 15' by 19', and blends easily with the kitchen. A fireplace warms this room also, and the rear terrace is reached through glass doors.

The laundry room is at the front of the house, a perfect service entrance from the two-car garage.

The master bedroom is located to assure privacy. There is a walk-in closet and another large closet. The bathroom features a whirlpool tub and a shower. A sliding glass door to the terrace outside may be substituted for the bedroom window, if desired.

On the second floor, bedroom 3 is open to the dining room below, to take advantage of the two-story-high sloped ceiling. In lieu of this open loft, a conventional wall would transform the area into an enclosed bedroom.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 have Palladian type windows, repeating the theme of the living and dining room windows.

Bedroom 2 provides 12 linear feet of closet and ample wall space for furniture placement.

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