Bedroom wings fan out on both sides of the vaulted, richly windowed, hexagonal great room that forms the core of this southwestern home plan. Its full-featured kitchen, just a few steps in from the double-door entry, has a long eating bar and is partially open to the great room. Gracefully arched clerestory windows crown most of the multipaned windows.
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Informal Sierra offers panoramic view
Basically a hexagon with wings, the Sierra is bright, open and informal. Its wealth of windows allows full appreciation of a panoramic view to the rear.
Families that prefer an informal home, where living spaces are open and unhindered by walls, will enjoy this plan. Group living spaces cluster together in the great room where the vaulted ceiling begins high, and slopes up to a lofty central peak. Three sections of the rear wall are mostly glass. Arched clerestory windows crown six banks of multipaned windows, providing ample natural light to the great room. Two sets are actually French doors, which swing open to access the wide patio that spans the entire rear facade.
The kitchen has counters on four sides, but the two sides facing into the great room are open above counter level. Standing at the sink, you gaze into the dining room and by simply turning your head you can enjoy the full panoramic view out the rear.
The owners' suite is to the left, secondary bedrooms and garage to the right. Glassed-in display shelves are directly in front of the entry, ideal for displaying art objects or family mementos. Utilities are in the hallway that leads to the owners' suite, hidden behind folding doors.
In the owners' suite, the ceiling is vaulted and a sliding glass door opens onto the patio. Luxuries include a huge walk-in closet, oversized shower, double vanity and separately enclosed water closet.