Southwestern home plan designed for a sunny climate. Indoor gathering spaces on the ground level include a family room/nook/kitchen combination, plus the more formal living and dining rooms. A screened porch and courtyard are outside. Luxurious owners' suite is upstairs, as are two more bedrooms and a study.
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Compact plan is spacious, gracious inside
The Bellaire is a large yet compact family home, designed for construction on a narrow lot. Arched windows, a tile roof, and stucco relief trim give the plan a contemporary Southwestern flavor.
Outside, hanging plants drape the upper edges of the balcony, preventing the stately stucco portico from appearing overly imposing. Inside the entry, sidelights flank the door, transom windows rim its top, and the ceiling stretches two stories up. More light spills in from a narrow arched window on the upper level. A built-in bench here comes in handy when shedding dirty shoes.
Graceful archways mark the entrances to the living room and dining room, large rooms ideal for entertaining and family events. But for everyday life, family members gravitate to the spacious and relaxed family room/kitchen at the back. Bay windows expand the nook and family room, creating an open atmosphere, filled with light.
Amenities in the comfortable kitchen include a walk-in pantry, built-in oven, microwave and dishwasher, plus a long work island with vegetable sink and range. Utilities, along with a sink and a counter for folding clothes, are just a few steps away. The utility room is also accessible from the garage. The long screened porch is large enough for outdoor dining and lounging as well.
In the Bellaire's luxurious owners' suite, the sleeping area boasts a large bay window. A spa tub nestles into a smaller bay with glass block walls. Another bay creates a bright sitting area. Flames from the see-through fireplace can be enjoyed from anywhere in the suite, and an L-shaped walk-in closet offers ample storage space for the most extensive wardrobe.