One of our most popular Executive Series homes, The Whitman II, is truly a home for entertaining. When designing this home, I imagined the family that could live here. Perhaps they had moved many times through military postings or job changes. And now, they are finally home. A home to entertain new friends, host old friends, and welcome family members to visit.
As you enter the foyer, the open oak staircase with wrought iron railings ascends to the second level where the family bedrooms are located. To the right of the foyer is a formal living room space that leads to the sunroom, which can be used as a quiet sitting room, a home office or even an art studio. To the left of the foyer is the formal dining room, with detailed crown moldings, chair rail and shadow boxes. This room is the ideal setting for a dinner party. As you leave the foyer, you are drawn to the beautiful views from the windows in the great room. On one wall, the windows flank the fireplace with a beautiful Bianco white marble surround.
The gourmet kitchen is truly an entertainers delight. We had a luncheon in the model shortly after it opened, and the chef was delighted with the layout of the kitchen as well as the GE CafÃ© appliances. The convection oven made cooking the entrÃ©e a breeze, and the refrigerator kept the whipped cream for dessert at just the right temperature. Serving from the island, buffet style, was perfect whether guests were eating in the dining room, breakfast nook or morning room. Clean up was a snap with the Moen Brantford faucet, Blanco 60/40 sink and GE Profile stainless steel tub dishwasher.
From the GE CafÃ© Series appliances, to the maple cabinets with a glazed soft white finish, to the expansive island with beautiful cherry stained and glazed cabinets, you will find that whether preparing your family meals or hosting a large gathering, you are well equipped to give your guests a delightful time. The butlers pantry, which connects the kitchen to the dining room is the perfect place to set up a buffet service or drinks station. The sunny morning room is the perfect place to enjoy your morning paper and cup of coffee or a favorite novel in the afternoon. Adjacent to the kitchen is a private study, perfect for a home office, craft room or even a playroom.
And the great room, with two walls of windows, is the perfect place to relax after a meal.
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Melanie Franklin Edwards
VP of Marketing and Design