Metolius design has classic features with 21st century amenities

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On the exterior, the richly windowed Metolius exhibits many of the classic features seen in the Prairie-style homes of the early 20th century. Noteworthy features are the massive rectangular porch columns, hipped roof, deeply overhanging eaves, and the emphasis on unimpeded horizontal lines. This single-level plan is easily adaptable for wheelchair accessibility.

Its interior, on the other hand, is fully attuned to the lifestyles of 21st century families. In the vaulted great room at its core, natural light washes down through three large skylights and spills in through the wall of windows at the rear. A stone veneer fireplace is accented by a continuous high shelf with up-lighting. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can scan this entire space across a long counter that wraps around to the rear.

A flush eating bar rims the counter’s peninsular rear section where it bounds the bayed dining area. Wide sliding glass doors here offer access to a sunny and vaulted three-season porch. Doors open onto rambling patios on both sides.

In the kitchen, counters and cabinets run along one long wall, while a roomy walk-in pantry nestles into one corner. The large central work island has a prep sink and built-in cook top. Double doors open into an elegant half-oval library/study, brightened by a window bay that delineates the room’s unique shape. This room can also be reached from the foyer, as can the office across from it.

Sleeping quarters are located on both sides of the gathering spaces. The owners’ suite has a luxurious bathroom with a walk-in shower, walk-in tub, and large walk-in closet. A second bedroom, or guest room, is also in this wing. The Metolius’ third bedroom is on the far opposite side of the home, close to the utility room. It boasts a walk-in closet and private bathroom.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Metolius 30-746. For more information or to view other designs, visit or call 800-634-0123.

Metolius Design