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Undeveloped attic space under a steeply pitched roofline offers plenty of room for later expansion in the Cumberland (332-180). But this medium-sized home is already spacious and rich in storage to begin with.

Finished portions of the upper level include two bedrooms with clipped ceilings, a skylit bathroom, and two large storage closets. A landing at the top of the stairs overlooks a bright vaulted entry with a large coat closet.

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On the main level, the living room and master suite are at the front, gathering spaces at the back. Day-to-day living centers in the comfortable family room/kitchen combination are brightened and expanded by both a garden window and a bayed eating nook. Range and oven are tucked into a long combination work island and eating bar that provides extra counter space and is roomy enough to accommodate three or four stools.

Sink, range and refrigerator are close together, allowing efficient cooking and cleanup. A desk could be built into the counter next to the pantry, if desired.

Tile-hearthed fireplaces flanked by tall, slender windows add warmth and become a cheerful focal point and gathering place when the temperature drops. Access to a deck that spans the width of the home is through the family room and sliding glass doors in the dining room.

Utilities and a small bathroom are nearby, equally convenient to the garage. More storage space is available in the two-car garage, and a long workbench spans most of one side. This plan puts the garage doors to the side, but the orientation can be easily changed, if front facing doors are preferred.

The master suite is modest in size. Luxury amenities include a walk-in closet, oversized shower, and a dressing area outside the bathroom with a second basin.

Brick planters flank the covered front porch, providing an opportunity for plantings of colorful flowers. Cedar shakes and multi-paned windows add to the street appeal.

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