With its stuccoed exterior and crisp tile roof, this Mediterranean home plan practically exudes warmth and sunshine. Inside, the spacious floor plan is informal and relaxed. Family room, nook and kitchen flow together, with easy access to a screened porch and courtyard. The living room and dining room are more formal.
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St. Petersburg a delightful modern classic
Indoor and outdoor living flow together naturally in the St. Petersburg, a mid-size Mediterranean-style home designed to meet the needs of a contemporary family.
Entering through the grand arched portico, you step into an airy two-story foyer. This area is richly illuminated by an arched window over the door and another over the stairway. On the second level, a wide triangular loft overlooks the entry.
Adjacent to the two secondary bedrooms, the loft makes an ideal spot for a library or study outfitted with the family computer.
But the loft is only the first of three group living spaces. Windows on three sides brighten a large living room that faces the street and looks out across a shaded planter to the side. The third (and largest) gathering space is the family room. The rear wall is filled with windows that face into a courtyard while more light spills in through the screened porch. This room also boasts a wet bar and a corner fireplace.
The kitchen has every convenience, including a pantry, built-in appliances and a work island. Sliders in the nook open onto the screened porch. Utilities and a folding counter are tucked in a pass-through space between kitchen and garage. A pull-down ladder in the garage provides access to an attic with a window.
In the St. Petersburg's sumptuous owners' suite, a half-wall with an arched opening provides partial separation between sleeping and sitting areas. Luxury amenities include a huge walk-in closet, twin basins, enclosed water closet, oversized shower, and spa tub.