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People's Choice Winner for 2015

People's Choice Winner for 2015
The People's Choice Winner includes an expansive great room with
The winner of the People's Choice category in the 2015 Design Awards (the Howies) is an amenity-filled 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Craftsman style plan -- 124-925. The design is all about easy and flexible indoor-outdoor living, thanks to covered porches and patios at front and back.

Off the great room at the rear is the vaulted outdoor living room with its own fireplace and expansive hearth. 

The master bath opens to its own covered patio in the opposite wing -- under gable at left.

Porches running across the front add curb appeal. The open plan -- with great room, kitchen,
dining area and foyer overlapping -- makes these main living spaces feel particularly

generous. The view from the kitchen toward the vaulted great room is especially 

compelling. The wall of glass rising to the top of the gable brings the outdoors in and makes 

an easy transition to the patio -- in effect making each space an extension the other. The view from the kitchen back toward the entry shows how open and connected the main living areas are, yet with areas like the dining room defined more by columns than enclosing walls. Daylight floods through the open rafters to brighten the entire space.

The house abounds in practical amenities, including the mud entry from the garage, the spacious laundry/utility room, and the hall -- shown above -- lined with closets for ample storage. 

And finally, the master suite feels like part of a resort thanks to a coved ceiling

 in the bedroom and a spa-like bathroom. So it's easy to see how this plan won by combining so much practicality and comfort! 

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