If you are looking for a contemporary floor plan that will sit on a sloping lot, the two-story Murray will fit the bill. Designed with the master suite on the first floor, and the rest of the sleeping quarters on the second floor, the Murray offers a solution to couples who like their privacy but have older children at home who also need a certain amount of independence.
The gathering place on the lower level is the dining room/living room area. Whether savoring a quiet meal, watching television or enjoying conversation with friends, the centrally located fireplace spreads warmth throughout. When the sun is shining, take the barbecue and lounge chairs out on the back deck. Attractive deck railing stretches the entire length of the house.The walk-through kitchen, complete with built-ins, will please the cook in the family. Meals can be easily served in the adjacent dining room or taken upstairs to the family/recreation room.
A handy utility room and the isolated master suite complete the first floor layout. The spacious master suite has abundant closet space and the convenience of an adjoining bathroom.
For households with teenage children, the upper floor configuration will work well. Here the decibel level of the record player won't disturb those on the lower floor. Two good-size bedrooms, each with ample closet space, are on either end. A huge family/rec-reation room occupies the center of the top floor. Put in a big screen television, a couch and a couple of chairs, a ping-pong table, and let the fun begin. For the empty nesters, the two bedrooms could be converted into a home office, sewing room or whatever.
Beneath the first floor is a 905 square foot unfinished basement.
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