Column-supported covered patio warps around pool-centered Southwest house plan. Dramatic arched window fills most of living room's front wall. French doors on landing open onto a balcony that overlooks the front yard of this two story home.
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Roswell wraps around courtyard, pool
A pool-centered courtyard is at the heart of the Roswell, a midsize home designed for families that enjoy outdoor living.
You can get to the pool or watch swimmers from most of the rooms on the main floor. And the majority of interior-facing windows are also doors of one kind or another, assuring ample air circulation. A covered patio supported by columns wraps around three sides of the pool. It provides outdoor shade while softening the natural light inside.
There's plenty of family living space, both formal and informal. A dramatic arched window fills most of the front living room wall, while a vaulted ceiling makes the room appear even more spacious. French doors open on a study that could serve as a home office. Statuesque columns separate the dining room from an entry foyer partially open to the second floor ceiling.
Kitchen and family room flow together. Sliders access a screened porch at the rear. The work island with cook top adds counter space, as does the long eating bar. Storage space includes a wide pantry. Utilities and a small bathroom are tucked into alcoves adjacent to both the kitchen and garage.
Sliding glass doors in the owners' suite face the patio. Features in the owners' bath include: twin vanities, a spa tub, oversized shower, walk-in closet and access to the pool area.
Upstairs are two more bedrooms, each with a small bathroom. From the landing, you can overlook the Roswell's entry or walk through French doors onto a balcony that faces the street.