The large screened wrap around porch spans the rear of this sunshiny tile and stucco Spanish home plan. Vaulted entry leads into vaulted great room, open to a kitchen with sunny nook. Pass through utility room links two-car garage with bedrooms, den or office.
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Economical Arcadia is compact and informal
Designed for a narrow lot, the Arcadia is a compact and informal home, economical to build as well as to heat.
A comfortably large great room dominates the family living area. Its fireplace, tucked into an angle near the kitchen, heats both rooms and the hearth is wide enough to warm the whole family at once in winter.
The kitchen has two dining areas, one for formal dining and the other for daily meals. And it has an eating bar for snacks, as well. The dining room, to the rear, is open to the great room and has a set of glass doors that open onto a small deck.
Some families may prefer to reverse the functions, designating the front facing room for formal dining. If left as a nook, the family sewing machine might also find a home here.
A front facing room on the other side of the entry way can be used as a home office, den, media room, hobby room, or bedroom. Amenities in the Arcadia's master suite include a walk in closet and a dressing area with two vanities. A pocket door separates this space from the water closet, providing additional privacy.
Utilities, along with extra counter and storage space, are tucked into a passageway that leads from the garage into the house.