In response to the 1990 Dream Home Survey, readers in this area came up with a wide range of preferences and requests. This, the smallest of three designed to meet these diverse needs, will have greatest appeal to people whose dream home is 1,500 square feet or under.
It's been said that no home can ever have enough storage space, but in the Camellia I, the designers made a valiant effort to belie that old saw. With more closet and storage space than are found in many larger homes, this is truly a small homeowner's dream.While most modern home designs include walk-in closets in the master suite, this plan has one in each of the other two bedrooms as well. And all three of them are substantial in size. In addition, two linen closets make use of space along the hallway to the bedrooms, there's an entry closet, a pantry, cupboard space in the utility room, and still more storage in the garage.
The dining room isn't exactly formal as it is only partially separated from the kitchen by an eating bar with a built-in range and oven. The room opens onto a partially covered deck and is totally open to the living room as well. Some families might prefer to outfit it as a family room, installing a home entertainment center here and a couch or a few comfy chairs along with an expandable table for dining.
The master bedroom features double vanities located in a dressing area outside the water closet. By using a sliding door to separate the two, the designers have avoided problems that a hinged door would create in such small spaces.
For those dark and snowy nights, the passageway from the garage into the utility room makes it easy to park and be safely and warmly inside closed garage doors before leaving your car. In addition to the extra storage space in the garage, there's also room for a work-bench. And the utility room is fairly large, with counter space for folding, a utility sink, and a fold-down ironing board.
In the living room, the bay window overlooks a covered porch complete with railings and posts. The porch adds a touch of country charm to this otherwise contemporary home.
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