Pecan’s windows give it curb appeal

A half-round Palladian style window caps a wide bank of rectangular windows, adding curb appeal to the Pecan (333-141), a small ranch style home with a brick and wood exterior. Economical to build and easy to maintain, this plan is designed to suit the needs of young families, empty nesters or singles. The single level, open floor plan also makes it adaptable for wheelchair accessibility.

The living room is more spacious than one expects to find in a small home, and with so much glass, it’s filled with light. A vaulted ceiling expands the sense of volume. A fireplace with a wide, tile hearth adds coziness and warmth in winter. Kitchen and nook are bright as well.

Plants love the light in the garden window in the front of the sink, while family members and guests enjoy lingering over coffee in the sunny nook. A skylight provides such a high degree of natural illumination that artificial light will rarely be needed during daylight hours. Sliders in the nook open onto the patio.

Utilities are close at hand, tucked behind folding doors. Overhead cabinets provide storage for washing supplies. Counter space is ample and the walk-in pantry is surprisingly large. The dishwasher is built into a counter that could serve as an eating bar.

Kitchen and nook are accessible from a two-car garage, handy for carrying groceries. A wide window over the built-in workbench provides natural light. Basement stairs are also in the garage. This feature can be omitted, if no basement is desired.

Storage space lines the hallway that leads to the secondary bedrooms, and the master suite has a large walk-in closet. Luxury features in the modest master suite include: linen storage, twin basins and an oversized shower that could be outfitted with two shower heads.

Closets and bathrooms buffer the sound between adults and children’s bedrooms.

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