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A Design for Comfort, Entertaining : Mediterranean-style, two-story house offers mix of luxury and practicality.

July 16, 1989|R. B. WILKEN

Spectacular Mediterranean styling centers on the two-story, arched, glass entry of this custom home. Its angular garage, bay windows, hand-detailed plaster parapets, wood solar shades, tile roof lines and the rooftop deck are blended to shape the exterior of this four-bedroom, 3,170-square-foot home.

With the needs of a family that enjoys entertaining in mind, the entire first floor has a layout that provides spatial and visual flow. The beveled-glass-lighted central entry hall--with tile floors, curved stairway and arched porticoes--introduces visitors to the multilevel living and dining rooms.

View Through the Arch

The view through the right arch is of the living room fireplace--framed by the curving staircase above; the formal room has a clear view and access to the circular rear garden entertainment patio.

Even a demanding gourmet cook would be at home in this luminous-ceiling, island-style kitchen. Special features include a marble slab for making pastry, wine rack, separate island sink providing a second work area, a desk and bookrack, sliding-glass pass-through window and a pair of venting skylights over the double kitchen sinks.

The kitchen has direct access to all adjoining rooms, and the hall that leads from the garage. The exposed-beam-ceiling family-den, located directly off the kitchen, has a dining nook with a garden view and a pair of doors to both patios.

The second floor is designed to provide the master suite a maximum of privacy. Features include a full walk-in closet and built-in dresser, tiled shower with attached spa open to the bedroom, corner fireplace and private patio with log storage.

This house was built with a portion of the attic designed as an adult loft, set over the master closet and rooftop deck above the flat-roofed entry hall. A spacious laundry is set between two closets for better sound control. The second and third bedrooms are planned with views and ample storage in mind.

Plenty of Room for Hobbies

The three-car garage includes two work bench areas, allowing plenty of room for family hobbies and direct access to the house for added security and ease of unloading groceries.

Large-scale sample floor plan and exterior elevations for Plan 48805 can be purchased for $19.95. Fully detailed custom-style working drawings are $98 for the first set and $68 for each additional one ordered at the same time.

Allow at least four weeks for delivery. A large reproduction rendering of the exterior is available for $5.33. An outline specification booklet is $2.13. Also available are six home plan books illustrating nearly 1,000 plans for $14.85. Add $2 to all plan and book orders for postage and handling. Prices include sales tax, if applicable. Send all orders to: Hiawatha Homes, P.O. Box 1148, Pacific Palisades, Calif. 90272-1148.

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