Plainview design has inviting Mediterranean flavor

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Stuccoed planter boxes awash with foliage and colorful blooms soften the lines of the Plainview. Arched windows, stucco detailing, and a crisp tile roof give this contemporary family home an inviting Mediterranean flavor.

The open floor plan makes the home easily adaptable for wheelchair accessibility. It can be built with, or without, a basement.

Inside, the single-level floor plan is open and relaxed. Posts provide definition for the entry hall, formal living room and dining room without blocking visual access or ease of movement. Doors at the rear of the dining room and nook offer easy access to a spacious screened porch, ideal for outdoor meals when the weather is inviting.

Windows in front of the sink brighten the kitchen and provide a view through the screened porch and beyond. The range is seated in a combination work island/eating bar, allowing cooks to keep an eye on activities in the family room during meal preparation.

The family room is the largest and brightest room in the house. On sunny days, natural light washes in through tall multi-paned window sets that flank the fireplace. More spills in through a wide window in the nook and sliders at the rear that open onto a patio courtyard. The fireplace creates a colorful focal point when skies are dark.

Well-isolated from the hustle and bustle of the main living areas, the Plainview's owners’ suite serves as a quiet adult retreat. It comes equipped with a large walk-in closet, spa tub, and double vanity. The separately enclosed shower and toilet are also accessible from the rear yard.

Secondary bedrooms are located far from the owners’ suite. Both have walk-in closets, and they share a two-section bathroom.

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