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This lake-front Modern Craftsman home exudes curb appeal from the James Hardie siding and shakes, to the half circle gable window, to the charming green board and batten shutters, and the gas chandelier on the front porch. Multiple gables add to the whimsy. And the window frame detailing and transom window over the front entryway complete the design. But the focal point on the front exterior of this home is the welcoming front porch.
The stacked stone facing below the porch, the natural slate stone tiles, and the Craftsman-style columns with stacked stone veneer pillars and crisp white columns creates a nostalgic atmosphere of “home.”
From the front, this home looks like a one-story ranch, but in the back, the basement is accessible and the entire two-stories are visible. The rear exterior of this home is awash with large windows to take in the lake view, as well as a dormer window situated above the kitchen.
But the most impressive part of the rear of the home is the large screened-in back porch on the main floor and the waterproof patio with stacked stone veneer columns below. This ground-level patio is perfect to access the large in-law suite in the basement.
The main living space is a large area with rustic, wide plank hardwood floors and a massive wall of windows that follow the shape of the unique, vaulted ceiling. A shiplap accent wall surrounds the gas fireplace, flanked on either side by built-in white shaker cabinets and floating shelves.
The luxurious kitchen is mostly white with white shaker cabinets from floor to ceiling with the top cabinets having glass inserts to display family heirlooms. A large stainless steel gas range and stainless steel range hood, complete with a pot-filler provide the household chef with excellent cooking facilities.
The large kitchen island boasts a stainless steel farmhouse sink overlooking the living space and eat-in counter with a large slab of marble providing much of the color and life for the room, matching the kitchen counters.
Above the island, a tall dormer window allows natural light to flood the work space. And in the corner, there is a bit of extra counter space, cabinets, and floating shelves for a handy coffee station or serving area.
The spacious master bedroom is both modern, elegant, and rustic with the combination of the wood floor with the tray ceiling and wide molding trim on the windows and doorways. And a separate sitting nook with lake-facing windows provides a perfect place for some quiet time for reading or reflection away from the busy household activities.
The master bathroom has a double vanity with white shaker cabinets and brushed nickel fixtures, as well as wide woodgrain-look porcelain tiles. The most stunning features of the bathroom are the oversized glass-enclosed luxury shower and drop-in separate tub. The white-tiled tub surround extends into a large custom shower bench that matches the white oversized subway wall tile for the shower.
The basement is a large in-law suite with a very large living area and sliding glass doors that lead to the patio and a master bedroom fit for choosy parents or a grown child who shares the home in a multigenerational living arrangement.