Living areas in this richly windowed Southwestern home plan nearly encircle a central courtyard with a swimming pool. All of the main floor living areas boast pool views. A luxurious master suite with a sitting room is also on the ground floor. Four more bedrooms and two bathrooms are upstairs.
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Stately Savannah wrapped around pool
If you're wondering what a contemporary Southern mansion looks like, take a gander at the Savannah. This five-bedroom estate-quality home wraps around an enclosed swimming pool. All of the rooms on the main floor offer a view of the pool.
On the second floor, a lavishly glassed balcony wraps around two sides of the swimming and sunning area, allowing occupants to watch activities below. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a descending stairway at each of the opposite ends of the L-shaped upper level.
Facing away from the pool, the central portion of the balcony also overlooks the living room, dining room and entryway. Light streams into these elegant two-story-high living spaces through high arched windows on both sides, creating a richly illuminated, airy environment, that still manages to stay cool in summer. Greenery and flowering plants flourish on the high shelves that separate the columned entry from the formal rooms on either side of it.
Kitchen and family room are close to the garage and utility room. Kitchen features include a garden window, lazy Susan shelving and a central work island. The utility room has built-in cabinets and a long counter for folding clothes.
In the Savannah's sumptuous master suite, there's a large walk-in closet, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with dual vanity and spa tub. The bathroom has pool access, which makes it handy for guests. If the owners prefer keeping their bathrooms private, the gazebo could be converted to a guest bathroom and changing room.