The twin home of Larry and Zelda Elwood at 2356 Ping Court, Mason City, has an open floor plan viewed from the entry and boasts contemporary materials in floors, walls and counters. Steel siding for the ranch home is slate gray with white trim.
Facing east, the white front door has a glass panel with a waterfall effect. Inside, shades of neutral gray walls are complemented by white flat panel doors and trim throughout the home. Recessed lighting is also used throughout. Flooring in the entry, kitchen, great room and dining area is ¾-inch hardwood hickory. In the entry, stone tile in gray rectangles is used in the middle.
South in the entry is a coat closet and next is the two-panel flat door to the attached two-stall garage. On the north is an 11-by-6 office or bedroom with a flat panel door and a bathroom is next. The 15-by-27 great room is ahead of the entry.
The office or bedroom has two casement windows with a view on the east. Double closets with white bi-fold doors are on the west. Walls are light gray.
Next to the bathroom on the north has stone tile flooring in gray squares and light gray walls. On the north side, the back splash for the tub/shower is horizontal stone tile in gray tones, with narrow vertical stone tile inserts in the middle. Two rows of glass block windows are above the back splash.
The sink on the west has a brownish/gray quartz counter, with a mounted mirror above. The mirror has an etched border that complements the front door. Three small glass cylinder lights above the mirror have a bubble effect.
Looking west to the great room, there is a tray ceiling at the west end and in the center of the west wall is a sliding glass door flanked by two fixed panels. All three are covered by vertical white Venetian blinds. The glass door opens to a wood deck set up for dining and entertainment. On the north of the great room, two casement windows flank a fixed panel.
South of the great room, the 10-by-16 kitchen has stainless steel appliances, with the refrigerator, range top and double ovens on the south. The double-door refrigerator has a refrigerator drawer below and a freezer on the bottom. A pantry with sliding shelves is at the east end of the refrigerator. Doors for the pantry and cupboards above are soft close.
Touch controls at the top for the double ovens can change pictures when turned on and can hook up to Wi-Fi. There is a storage drawer below the ovens.
The right front burner of the electric magnetic flat black range top can go to boiling in 90 seconds, and then can go back down to being cool to the touch. A stainless steel vent is above the range. Cupboards are above the refrigerator, ovens and quartz counter. There are three wide drawers underneath the range. All drawers and cupboards are white. A lazy susan below the counter is in the southwest corner. Handles for the drawers and cupboards are chrome.
For a whimsical touch, there’s a portrait of a cow on the west and a portrait of a goat on the south. The cow is straight forward, but the goat looks a little tipsy. Also in the kitchen and beside the west door in the great room are dark green abstract runs made of leather strips. One rug was first found at Target but years later the second was found online.
On the west, the double stainless steel sink has two casement windows above and a chrome chef’s faucet. Cupboards and a stainless steel microwave are above the counter on the west. The quartz counter in neutral shades is around the range on the south and west and then around the sink and underneath cupboards. Drawers and a trash bin are below the counter.
Above the eat-in island in the middle are three oval chandeliers with three glass bubbles circled in black. The eat-in side is on the north. On the south of the island are eight extra-deep drawers and cupboard with chrome handles.
The combined 10-by-13 dining/kitchen area is to the southeast. The round table can be easily converted to a rectangular table. Underneath is a black and white cow hide. A glistening rectangular chandelier has glass bubbles in squares.
On the southwest side of the house, the 14-by-16 master bedroom has three windows on the west, with a crank-out in the middle flanked by casement windows. The master bath is on the east and has flooring of rectangular stone tile in a gray pattern. The vanity has a quartz counter in brownish-gray. Two sinks with chrome faucets are on the north, topped by contemporary curved-panel lights. Three drawers and two cupboards are underneath the counter. Walls are light gray.
A stacked Whirlpool stainless-steel laundry is on the south side of the master bath. The shower is in the northeast corner, with gray stone tile in rectangles gong to the ceiling and small stone tile as flooring.
On the east is a carpeted walk-in closet. The color is called gregiage as it can look gray or brownish beige.
Carpeted stairs at the east end of the dining area go to the lower level, heading south. The carpet is in the gregiage coloring. The railing is white and balusters are stainless. The railing to the lower level is white and walls are gray. On the west side, the family room is also carpeted in the gregiage coloring. Three windows — garden windows — are on the west. Two are casement. All doors are flat panel and lighting in the family room is recessed.
Two egress windows are on the north side of the lower level. On the northwest, the room has a double closet on the south and white bi-fold doors with chrome knobs. A dome light is in the center of the ceiling. The egress window is on the north. On the east, with the egress window on the east, a double closet with white bi-fold doors has chrome handles. This room also has a dome light in the center of the ceiling. The flat panel door is white.
Stone tile in gray-patterned rectangles floors the bathroom on the north. The shower with a glass door is on the north. A hammered design is at the edge of the mirror and the west vanity and sink have a quartz counter in brownish-gray. Two drawers and one cupboard are below. Above the mirror are three bulbs in chrome shades.
At the east end of the family room a storage/utility room hold the forced air gas furnace, the central air conditioning, a hot water heater and a sump pump. The house does not need flood insurance.
Built in 2016 on an irregular lot, the home has frame construction. Finished square feet in the main level is 1,410. Total square feet finished and unfinished is 2,820.
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