Viewing this plan, you can practically feel the warmth of the sun. The cluster of open, informal gathering spaces that fills the core is linked to a bayed living room at the front, and a spacious patio and screened porch at the rear. The vaulted owners' suite boasts a two-section bathroom and an abundance of closet space.
Click items to enlarge
Generous Glenridge full of sunny spaces
Just looking at the Glenridge reminds you of sunshine. Inspired by the tropical Florida climate, this contemporary Mediterranean style home has a tile roof, stucco exterior, and plenty of arched windows. Raised planters soften the effect, and add color. The entrance to the garage is to the side, out of the line of vision from the street.
Inside, some areas are almost as sunny as outside. Skylights brighten the family room, kitchen, main bathroom and the hallway to the guest, or children's bedrooms. A screened porch, or Florida room, is at the back, surrounded on three sides by a patio. Light from this bright space spills over into the dining room and family room.
Both the dining room and living room have 10 foot-high coffered ceilings and arched entrances. The dining room actually has three arches, and is cooled by a ceiling fan.
The kitchen is large. Features here include an eating bar, desk, breakfast nook, walk in pantry, built in dishwasher, oven, microwave, and a work island with a cooktop. A generously sized utility with access to the garage is close by. It has counter space for folding clothes and serves as a sewing center as well.
Luxury amenities in the vaulted master suite include a huge walk in closet, and twin basins in the bathroom. No separate pool house is necessary, if the home has a swimming pool. An exterior door provides access to a basin, toilet and shower that can be separated from the rest of the bathroom.
The garage houses two large storage units, one accessible from the back yard, the other from inside.