Interesting angles throughout add uniqueness to almost every room. Designed for a frequently hot climate, this Mediterranean-style home has double-thick insulation and three-foot overhangs. Filtered light spills down over the octagonal dining room at center, through a similarly shaped crown of clerestory windows high overhead.
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The Flora Vista is in a class by itself
The Flora Vista is an intriguing Mediterranean-style home that is unique in a number of aspects. And, not counting the garage or basement, this plan provides more than 3,000 square feet of living area, including four bathrooms.
Designed for a frequently hot climate, exterior walls are doubly thick to allow for added insulation. Plus, three-foot overhangs let in abundant light, while minimizing the heat impact of direct sunbeams.
From the street, the first thing you might notice is the octagonal crown of clerestory windows rising above the rest of the concrete tile roof. Also unique is the home's orientation, set at a 45-degree angle to the street. Handsome stucco columns flank the front entry.
Inside the multi-angled entry, openings on the right lead into an unusually shaped living room. A convenient powder room is on the entry's left side. Straight ahead, the entry spills into a bright and spacious family room, which is open to both the kitchen and the dining room.
The dining room's octagonal shape is a reflection of the octagonally framed clerestory windows centered high above it. The three sides of the dining room nearest the bedrooms and office are privacy walls, while the other five sections are totally open for ease of accessibility.
A raised eating bar and standard-level counter offer partial separation between the kitchen and family room. Kitchen amenities also include a deep walk-in pantry, central work island, and spacious nook. The roomy garage, plus a utility room and guest bedroom, are linked to the nook.
The owners' suite and an office sit at the rear of the Flora Vista, over a partial basement. Bathroom features here include a large shower and walk-in closet, double vanity, and private toilet.