Because Avanti is an affiliate of Randall Homes, 9 Wheelwright comes standard with two other highly desirable features: a logical, livable layout and a collection of huge, wellplaced Jeld-Wen windows that allow natural light to stream in from virtually every angle. “I think the first thing that hits you about the home is how efficient the layout is. The foyer is generous, and the great room is open, yet each space is nicely defined,” he said. “There’s very little wasted space, if any.”
Although the home is “just” 1,540 sq. ft., it feels more spacious than its listed square footage. That feel can be attributed to two things: a good sense of proportion and intuitive placement of key amenities, such as the kitchen’s island. At approximately six feet by three feet in size — it comes equipped with a double sink and seating for two at its eating nook — it’s big enough to provide utility but small enough to be unobtrusive. Being set at an angle and featuring angled ends, its design opens up the kitchen’s interior and increases aisle width. It also doesn’t project out too far, leaving from for a generous dining area for six to 12.
Then, there’s the literal wall of windows that spans from the dining area into the family room, said Stroud. “Tons of light streams in from a huge window and patio door next to the dining area, as well as two big windows on the family room’s rear wall,” he said. “More light comes in from a large window over the lower-level stairwell (to the right of the foyer), too. The result is a great room that’s easy to move around in. The island defines the kitchen, and the (optional) fireplace defines the living room. It’s just a