A Mediterranean home plan with plenty of living space, inside and out. Formal rooms flank the entry; airy, open, informal living space fills the rear. Kitchen's angled work island has a built-in cook top, along with a veggie sink.
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Vaulted family room at center of Del Mar
A bright and spacious family room with a two-story-high ceiling is at the heart of the Del Mar. The back of this room has more windows than walls, and one section slides open to access a wide screened porch.
You notice the lofty ceiling as soon as you step inside the house, because it begins in the entry and extends over the stairway that separates the foyer from the family room. Arched clerestory windows in both the front and rear of the house bathe this voluminous space in natural light. Dining room and parlor have standard-height ceilings.
From the upper landing, you can observe goings-on in the family room below. Two bedrooms, a bathroom and a linen closet are on the second level, but the master suite is on the ground floor. Families without children can forget about the upper level most of the time, reserving it for grandchildren and other guests. A closet is under the stairway.
In the kitchen, a wrap-around work island/eating bar with built-in range and vegetable sink provides extra counter space. African violets and other flowering plants will love the light in front of the corner sink. Dishwasher, oven and microwave are conveniently placed, and utilities are just a few steps away, in a pass-through room with garage access. The two-car garage has storage space and a small workbench.
Luxuries in the Del Mar's master suite include a large walk-in closet and a private bathroom with twin lavs, oversized shower and enclosed water closet.