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Posted September 24, 2012 in Adel, Community Featured, Waukee

The Artesia’s tile roof and wrap-around porch give it a breezy, Mediterranean look. Graceful arched openings link a parade of bold columns with raised stucco detailing. This roomy two-story family home boasts a three-car garage and full basement. Garage doors are on the right.

Living environments range from the formal rooms at the front, to a relaxed family room at center and a cheery sunroom at the rear. In fact, all of the family living areas are naturally bright. The covered front porch mutes the light in the living room and vaulted dining room, so drapes and furniture keep their color longer.

The ceiling in the dining room slants up from the front, vaulting to a lofty peak above the open staircase, then slanting down toward the back of the family room. This spacious highceilinged central area is completely open to the kitchen and breakfast room.

In the kitchen, two extended countertops add to the usable work space, as does the centrally placed work island. This kitchen is ideal for families who like to cook together. Utilities and a powder room are close by, convenient to the garage as well.

Luxuries abound in the owners’ suite. It has two closets, a linen closet and a private bathroom with a two-person shower, raised spa tub and twin lavs.

The open stairway forms a bridge. From there, and from the open landing, you can overlook the family room and dining room. A two-section bathroom serves the Artesia’s two upper bedrooms. Both rooms are basically the same size, but the front-facing bedroom, with its arched window and vaulted ceiling, is the one the kids will prefer.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Artesia 10-168, including floor plans, elevations, section, and artist’s conception, can be purchased for $25. Our home plan catalog, featuring more than 550 home plans, costs $15. Both are available online, by mail or phone. Add $5 s/h. Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Dr., Eugene, OR 97402, (800) 634-0123.

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