Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Welcoming Vercelli brings Tuscany home

Associated Designs

Looking at the tile, stucco and overall details of the Vercelli, you might imagine you’ve been transported to Tuscany. This Mediterranean-style villa is clearly evocative of sunny climates. A fountain and graceful wooden arbor welcomes you as you walk under a stucco arched entry at the front porch.

Inside, the Vercelli continues to amaze. Arched openings lead off of the foyer into the dining room and combination gathering room/kitchen.
Both the cooking and dining areas have unique features. When a meal requires just the right wine, the host or hostess needn’t go far. An arch-top door in the dining room leads into a large wine cellar with a barrel-vaulted ceiling.

And in the kitchen, the wood-burning pizza and bread oven has equal billing with the modern gas range and oven next to it. The extra-long work island boasts a veggie sink and is rimmed on one side by a raised eating counter. Two large walk-ins-pantry and cooler-are nearby.

Light spills in through windows along the rear wall. Arched openings on both sides of the free-standing wood stove lead into a large play room with built-in storage cabinets. A gas fireplace could be installed here, if desired.

The Vercelli’s owners’ suite has a fireplace along with two walk-in closets, one double the size of the other. Other luxuries include: a spa tub, walk-in shower, private toilet, dual vanity, and direct access to a private patio with a hot tub.

A guest suite is also on the lower level. Upstairs, three vaulted bedrooms share a large central bathroom. The balcony that overlooks the foyer and gathering space leads to two more spacious rooms: a vaulted theater/exercise room, and a roomy library/office.

Visit AssociatedDesigns.com for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Vercelli 30-491, 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 Drive, Eugene, OR 97402, (800) 634-0123.

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