PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Sunny Mediterranean influences inspire this contemporary Southwestern or Spanish home.

Sunny Mediterranean influences inspire this contemporary Southwestern or Spanish home.

Real Estate

Southwestern Grandeza is bright and breezy

By From page C7 | March 28, 2012

Refreshing Mediterranean influences inspire the contemporary Spanish Grandeza. Stucco arches and columns combine with round-arched windows and a tile roof to give the plan a sunny ambiance that is equally evocative of the American Southwest.

This home is almost as naturally bright inside as out. At center is a high-ceilinged, hexagonal great room where arched windows fill most of three rear walls. The patio that wraps across the entire back has four access points, so it’s easy to move out of doors when sunny weather beckons. When the weather turns chilly, the warmth of the pellet stove will be welcome.

A spacious kitchen fills most of one hexagonal segment. Counters on four sides offer plenty of room for food prep, and a long, raised eating bar rims the peninsular counter nearest the dining area. A pantry nestles into an alcove created by the upper flight of a centrally located stairway.

Upstairs, French double doors in the vaulted hexagonal recreation room open onto a rear balcony. On the opposite side of the room, a V-shaped railing allows people to safely overlook the entry. Windowed on five sides, this bright and lofty room has its own bathroom and makes a great place for rainy day play. It could be outfitted as a study, home office, guest room, art studio or whatever suits.

The Grandeza’s luxurious owners’ suite fills the right wing. Its skylit bathroom boasts a dual vanity, spa tub, linen closet, shower and private toilet. The walk-in closet is quite large. Two more bedrooms share a bathroom in the left wing, close to the large utility room that links the house and garage.

Visit AssociatedDesigns.com for more information or to search home plans. A review plan of the Grandeza 10-136 can be purchased for $25. Associated Design’s “Home Plan Collection,” featuring more than 550 home plans, costs $15. Both are available online, by phone at 800-634-0123 and by mail (add $5 s/h) at Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, OR 97402.

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