Stepped brick planters support a classic columned portico to create a stunning entry for the Estefan, a large, contemporary Mediterranean-style home with a wedge-shaped two-story great room at its core.
This plan is designed for construction on a view lot facing the rear. All of the rooms along the back are richly glassed to allow maximum appreciation of the outdoor environment.
Despite its large size, the home has no living room, per se, though the great room could be formally furnished if desired. With its wealth of windows and lofty ceiling, this space makes an ideal atrium. Small trees and flowering plants can't help but flourish in this bright, airy space.
Rectangular pillars bound an elegant octagonal dining room with a wide bay window and coffered ceiling. The nearby kitchen offers two more eating options: an eating bar, and a nook. Three sliding glass doors open on a covered patio.
A roomy walk-in pantry and a small bathroom are convenient for both the kitchen and garage. Utilities are also close, in a large laundry room outfitted with a deep sink, fold-down ironing board, and plenty of storage space.
Bedrooms cluster together on the right. Luxury touches in the elegant master suite include a coffered ceiling, wide window bay, huge walk-in closet, and plush bathroom with spa tub, oversized shower, and double vanity.
On the second floor, a balcony bridge overarches the Estefan's entry, connecting the loft to the office space and bathroom. The loft's long unwindowed wall makes it an ideal location for a library. This area might also be a good spot for the family computer.