This elegant formal home with hipped-roof, pilaster corners, double front entryway with arch top pediment and twin chimneys help to establish its form, character and authenticity as a Federal Period design.
A change from the center chimney common in early colonials opens up the center of the house, affording an unobstructed circulation path from front to rear and greater flexibility in room layout. In this plan the central hallway is a key design element. With an open space overhead clear to the third level loft, it creates a dramatic entry into this home.
On the first floor is a comfortable formal living and dining room, each with a fireplace. An open, eat-in kitchen with separate pantry and a windowed breakfast area baths the rear of this level in natural light. The kitchen flows into an open and informal keeping room with a fireplace adding to the charm of this space. A connector between the main house and the garage contains the first floor full bathroom and a laundry room. This mudroom entry hallway also provides heated access to the room above the carriage shed.
The second floor has a spacious master suite with a fireplace and a glass enclosed extension which leads out onto a rear balcony. The suite has two walk-in closets and a gracious master bathroom with whirlpool bath and separate shower. Two other bedrooms on this floor share a common full bathroom.
This home has ample bonus space to accommodate the special needs of a growing family. Above the three bay carriage shed is a bonus space with a fireplace. This room, as well as the third floor of the main house, is multi-functional, providing office/study space or additional bedrooms.
This home should be painted white with off-white trim and window sash and an accent color (Essex green works well) for the front entry door. The roof should be slate colored asphalt or sawn cedar and the chimneys should be done with used or antique style brick.