Bright, up­lift­ing spa­ces fill sunny Ve­larde

Ottawa Sun - New Homes - - HOMES -

Stand­ing in the Ve­larde’s liv­ing room, you al­most feel like you’re out­side. This bright oc­tag­o­nal space has a 10-foot ceil­ing and high arched win­dows on five sides. If con­structed in a scenic set­ting, the room of­fers a panoramic vista. On the other hand, be­cause the Ve­larde is only 50 feet wide, it fits on a stan­dard city lot as well.

The lofty cov­ered en­try makes a strik­ing first im­pres­sion. Its arched open­ing echoes the shape of the liv­ing room win­dows, while side­lights and an arched tran­som frame the front door.

A fam­ily room with a 9-footh­igh ceil­ing is at the core of this plan. You can get there di­rectly from al­most ev­ery room in the house - from the bed­rooms, en­try, liv­ing room, din­ing room, kitchen and screened pa­tio. The fam­ily room has an eat­ing bar and a large en­ter­tain­ment cen­ter, part of which could be a wet bar.

The bright en­try has a 12-foot ceil­ing and a coat closet. Col­umns de­fine the bound­aries of the liv­ing room, fam­ily room and din­ing room with­out sac­ri­fic­ing the feel­ing of open­ness.

Not all of the spa­ces be­tween the col­umns are open. Shelves for dis­play­ing fam­ily me­men­tos and ob­jects d’art create vis­ual sep­a­ra­tion be­tween the for­mal liv­ing room and the in­for­mal fam­ily room. A pocket door al­lows the kitchen to be closed off from the din­ing room.

The Ve­larde’s own­ers’ suite has a large walk-in closet and a pri­vate bath­room with a dou­ble van­ity plus an en­closed shower and toi­let.

As­so­ci­ated De­signs is the orig­i­nal source for the Ve­larde 11-051. For more in­for­ma­tion or to view other de­signs, visit www.As­so­ci­at­edDe­ or call 800-634-0123.

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