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The second floor master suite continues the loft-like open floor plan found on the first floor. There is no attic so the vaulted cathedral ceiling spans upwards of 20’ feet. The master suite contains the bedroom, informal living room and the home office/study in one integrated space. There’s a half wall that functions to define the stairwell/elevator and the bedroom. The roof of the house is made of a solid SIPS panel. The ceiling is comprised of hanging sheets of maple veneer which appear to float. Vaulted ceilings draw attention to themselves and require architectural detail/expression.
The master bedroom anchors the north side of the second floor. Its composition is that of a typical bedroom including a queen size bed with matching end tables and lamps on either side, an armoire in the corner and a love seat against the adjacent wall. All the windows which open in the house are casement windows which crank open. The window treatment is a simple Roman blind affair that covers the lower 2/3’s of the window.
The informal living room area is defined by an area rug in front of large 108” sofa, a round end table and a reclining chair all facing some built-in cabinetry. Floating above the cabinetry is a wall mounted Yamaha surround sound speaker and a Sony flat screen television. Included in the cabinetry on the far left is a refrigerator with an ice maker. Separated from this cabinetry by a window is a substantial wet bar with an electric kettle. The idea is once upstairs, I don’t have to return down stairs for refreshments, winter or summer.
Tucking an L-shaped desk, each end anchored with integral drawers and file cabinets, against the west wall provides an efficient and effective work/study/office. Adjacent to the desk are two casement windows peering onto the front yard. This location/orientation also allows me to watch the wall mounted television across the room or visit with someone sitting in the living room. As the office, bedroom, roof top deck and living area are all part of the master suite it goes without saying the wet bar and refrigerator service all these rooms.
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