The tri-level Lindsay is a medium-size contemporary home designed to be dug into a gentle slope. Garage and entry hall are on the ground level, family living areas are half a flight up and the bedrooms another half-flight up.
A cantilevered upper story, which extends about 4 feet wider than the garage at the front and back, creates eye-catching exterior angles. While the two massive brick columns, one supporting the upper level overhang, give the casual passer-by yet another unusual feature to digest. This design feature not only works visually but imparts a feeling of classic solidity.Instead of creating a rectangular kitchen/nook combination, the designer angled one side of the room, giving unique shapes to both the spacious nook and the living room/dining room. This large room has a high ceiling, which could be vaulted.
In the kitchen, the section results in an additional spread of counter space that could easily be adapted as a home computer center and/or built-in desk. Or it could also be an open pantry. A tiny pocket laundry room and half bath are conveniently placed and a half-circular deck or patio is accessed through sliding glass windows that brighten the nook.
The half-round window atop double windows that look out from the front of the house gives a touch of elegance to a master suite with a large walk-in closet.
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