HOUSE OF THE WEEK: Mediterranean home has classic touch
June 16, 2014 10:30 AM
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The Rosabella’s rounded roof tiles and stucco exterior can’t help but evoke the sunny climes of Spain and Italy. Gentle arches cap window and door openings, adding to the Mediterranean ambiance. Bold stucco-clad columns frame the lofty entry porch, and keystones add a classic element.

Entry doors open into a high-ceilinged entry where light washes in through an arched transom. Moving forward brings you to the richly glassed hexagonal great room. The interior is totally contemporary, and nowhere is that more evident than in this bright and expansive space.

Arched transoms crown wide banks of glass that fill most of three walls. All but the windows flanking the fireplace slide open to let in gentle breezes, or offer access to a patio that spans the entire rear. When the weather is inviting, the patio effectively doubles the living space.

An angled pony wall bounds one side of the G-shaped kitchen. Entering the great room, you can glance over it to see what’s cooking on the range. The sink hides behind a raised eating bar that rims another peninsular counter. While washing up kitchenware, you can take in the great room plus the patio and the landscape beyond.

The vaulted owners’ suite fills the entire left wing. Luxurious features include an interestingly shaped shower, dual vanity, walk-in closet and totally private toilet. Sliding glass doors in the sleeping area allow direct patio access.

Two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and a large utility room are in the right wing, which links with the Rosabella’s two-car garage. A deep walk-in pantry at the rear of the utility room adds to the kitchen’s already ample storage space. Stairs to the basement are next to the garage.

Visit AssociatedDesigns.com for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Rosabella 11-137, including floor plans, elevations, section, and artist’s conception, can be purchased for $25. Our home plan catalog, featuring more than 550 home plans, costs $15. Both are available online, by mail or phone. Add $5 s/h. Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Dr., Eugene, OR 97402, (800) 634-0123.

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