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Abundant natural light washes into the hexagonal, vaulted great room of this southwestern home plan through high, arched windows and French doors that lead out onto the wrap-around patio. The large, open kitchen has a long conversation bar and walk-in pantry. The wide loft that overlooks the great room has two deep storage areas.
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No matter where you build the Oakland, it’s impossible to look at the tile roof, stucco walls and generously windowed exterior without thinking of sunshine. High arched windows on every exterior wall of this contemporary Mediterranean-style home add drama, inside and out, while capturing light from every angle.
In the front, an arched arbor separates the driveway from a lushly planted entry courtyard. Stately columns flank the lofty gabled entryway. Viewed from the rear, the home is equally attractive. The exterior of the hexagonal great room, graced by high-arched multi-paned windows on three sides, has a carousel feel to it. A patio adds to the effect, wrapping around the entire back expanse.
The spacious kitchen is open to the vaulted great room, with only an eating bar between. Other amenities include generous counter and cupboard space, a step-in pantry, built-in range and oven, and an additional oven and microwave combination.
At the juncture of kitchen and great room, an open stairwell spirals up to a wide vaulted loft that is open to the great room at the rear and the entryway in front. Side walls are six feet tall, but the loft is much higher at the center.
Bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the Oakland. The sumptuous owners’ suite features a huge walk-in closet, oversize spa tub, skylight, shower, private water closet and twin vanities. The other two bedrooms share another large bathroom that also has two vanities. Utilities are convenient to the bedrooms as well as the garage.