Smaller Home with See-Through Hearth
People who enjoy the warmth and colorful flames of a wood fire will love the see-through fireplace, equally visible from the living room, dining room and kitchen. Ceramic tile, which wraps around the hearth, serves as spark-proof flooring while visually unifying the group living area. The same tile covers the entryway floor, and extends into the kitchen and sunny eating nook. Its moisture-proof qualities will come into play in these heavy traffic zones. Built-in utilities are downstairs, close to kitchen, garage, master suite, and the stairs to the second floor bedrooms. A half-bath is also centrally located. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and private bath. The dining room and living room have no second story over them, allowing extra high ceilings in these rooms. This feature, along with additional clerestory windows, creates a more spacious feel than dimensions seem to dictate. Upstairs, both bedrooms have large walk-in closets. A sliding door between the bath/toilet area and the vanity gives both cubicles more privacy.