Gridded windows fill all of the gently arched openings in the Veracruz, giving this sun-bright stucco home a breezy Southwest or Mediterranean-style ambiance. Dramatic stucco columns soar two stories high to support and highlight the grand entry portico, while vibrant tile roofing crowns the entire structure.
The interior is every bit as breathtaking. Double doors open into a two-story foyer awash in natural light from the sidelights and transom. Arched openings offer access to the formal rooms: living room on the right, dining room on the left. Then, surprisingly, the double doors straight ahead lead back out into an open courtyard. The arched-opening colonnade that runs along two sides of the inner courtyard provides direct access to most of the ground floor rooms.
Informal gathering spaces are on the left, reachable via the butler’s pantry inside, or the passageway from the outside. Decorative columns anchor the four corners of the kitchen’s long work island. An eating bar runs along one side, while another flush eating bar rims the peninsular counter near the ovens, prep sink, and roomy pantry. The double sink boasts a pass-through garden window with a courtyard view.
The kitchen is entirely open to the family room, and just a few steps from a generously sized utility room with a powder room at the far end. Past, or through, the Veracruz’s living room, on the right side of the entry, is a spacious media room with a gas fireplace, adjoining bathroom, and covered patio.
Bedrooms are upstairs, joined by a lanai that overlooks the courtyard. The luxurious owners’ suite has a huge walk-in closet, and a smaller adjacent one. Secondary bedrooms and a bath are on the far side of the opposite wing, which has another set of stairs.
Associated Designs is the original source for the Veracruz 11-118. For more information or to view other designs, visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.