The great room’s lofty, double-height ceiling lends this two-storey, three-bedroom family home a dash of elegance. The entrance is sheltered by a covered porch. Through the front door, flanked by sidelights, is the foyer, with a coat closet on the left and a den on the right. The hallway leads past a powder room and through an archway to the open living-dining area at the heart of the home. The great room’s gas fireplace will make this room especially comfortable during the cooler months, and a covered deck – reached via sliding doors from the dining room – will provide the ideal location for the barbecue. The kitchen is separated from the dining room and great room by a work island with a raised eating bar. A large pantry will provide always-welcome storage, and the U-shaped counter configuration will save steps for the cook. Natural light will flood into all three rooms through the large windows that overlook the back garden. The laundry room, adjacent to a closet for family gear, has access to the double garage, which contains room for a workshop. Just outside the master suite, also with a view of the back garden, is a display case for ornaments and collectibles, as well as a linen cupboard. The ensuite includes double basins, a shower stall and a soaker tub with a tiled surround, adding a touch of spa-like luxury. The roomy walk-in closet completes the lay-out. Ceilings on the main floor all reach nine feet – 18 feet in the great room. A U-shaped stairway leads to the unfinished basement, included in the plans, and to the second floor, where the second and third bedrooms, plus a loft area, three-piece bath and linen cupboard surround a railed area that is open to the great room below. The third bedroom includes a walk-in closet, and both bedrooms feature an extra-deep sill. Exterior finishes include wood shingles in the gables, along with old-fashioned shutters at the upstairs windows, as well as at a vent over the garage. Stone-based pilasters, decorative woodwork and partly mullioned windows complete the classic look. This home measures 44 feet wide and 55 feet deep, for a total of 1,575 square feet, excluding the unfinished basement.