With its long, covered porch sweeping across most of the front and along one side, the country-contemporary Gastonia presents the perfect atmosphere for a porch swing. There is room enough here for the whole gang to wile away a warm summer evening. Families that want room for both individual and group activities will be pleased with this design. Formal and informal gathering places are at the core of this plan. The master suite is to the left, living and dining area to the right. Secondary bedrooms are on the top floor.

The spacious master suite is more than just a place to sleep. The roomy private bathroom features a shower, twin basins and an oversized tub, where you can soak away the cares of the day. A huge walk-in closet, with plenty of shelves, will accommodate your wardrobe. A private entrance to the back deck lets you enjoy the sun, and the luxury of a spa, weather permitting. Separating the master suite from the garage is a large utility room that features a sewing area that has room for a sewing machine and shelves for pattern cutting, sink, and pull-down ironing board.The vaulted family room is a cozy place for family and friends to watch television or play the latest board game while the fireplace keeps everyone comfortable. The spacious walk-through kitchen has it all. The cook in the house will appreciate not only the convenient location, which allows meals to be served with equal ease in the nook or the dining room, but all the labor-saving amenities. They include a walk-in pantry with recycling center, double ovens, appliance center, cooktop, eating bar and work center.

A small home office with adjoining full bathroom, and living room with windows galore complete the first floor plan. Take the stairs or ride the elevator to the second floor, where you will find three bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and closet space. The second floor is open to the family room and entry below. Attic space measures 646 square feet.

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