The Ashley Manor
Plan # 99015
A Unique Mountain House Plan
American Stick-style design was chosen for this show home overlooking a community park. The 8' front door opens to 12' ceilings in the foyer. Beyond is the grand room with bowed wall and banquet hall with an arcade of columns. Up one-half level is the library with a Juliet balcony. The elegant master suite opens to the rear terrace and includes a fireplace, sitting room and spa bath with a two-level wardrobe closet. The kitchen opens through to the breakfast room, family room and a see-through fireplace. On the porch one finds a fireplace and grill. The butler pantry, home office, friend's entry and elevator round out the main level. Up the 10' wide stairs French doors open to a sleeping porch and summer kitchen. Another master plus three other full suites open to a TV room/home office and a captain's walk.
Effectively drawing a line between the home's utilitarian spaces and its more public areas is a rear service hall that runs from the three-car garage behind the kitchen to the keeping room. The utility areas are on a separate hall system, which allows to keep those spaces out of the living areas. Also adding visual interest are varied curvilinear and angled walls, from the curves of the sun room, grand room, dining room and sitting area to the slanted sides of the home office and princess suite. These unusual and open spaces contribute to the home's comfortable feel. It is the combination of building on tried and true spatial relations and features in a novel way that makes The Hemingway so spectacular.