House Plan Profile
Dramatic arched openings give a bright and breezy look to this stucco-clad southwest home. A huge screened porch links to the kitchen and nook, which are open to the family room across a long eating bar. The elegant owners’ suite has a large walk-in closet and a bright sitting area, which also connects to the screened porch.
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Southhaven fills needs in relaxed style
High arched windows echo the lines of the Southaven's dramatic arched portico, giving this contemporary Southwest-style home an air of graceful elegance. Some of that elegance spills over into the interior, especially in the living room, dining room and owners' suite. But the rest of the home is clearly designed to fill the needs of a busy, informal modern family.
The spacious kitchen/family room comfortably handles day-to-day living activities. An eating bar long enough to accommodate five or six stools partially separates the two areas.
Range and oven are located in a large work island that adds counter space, and a step-in pantry increases storage capacity. A sunny bayed nook faces the rear, providing an ideal vantage point for keeping an eye on a backyard pool, if the owner so desires. The long wrap-around screened porch is accessible from both the family room and the nook.
Ceilings in the entry and family room are a lofty two stories high, while 12-foot ceilings enhance the feeling of spaciousness in the living room and dining room. Columns support a high plant shelf that defines the two areas. On the second level, an open balcony spans the passageway between entry and family room, offering overlooks in both directions.
Features in the Southaven's sumptuous owners' suite include a bayed sitting area, huge walk-in closet, enclosed water closet, dual vanity and a tub brightened by glass blocks. Two additional bedrooms and a guest suite with private bath are upstairs.