RED BARREL-TILE ROOFS and smooth white stucco exteriors speak of the Spanish inspiration behind this townhouse community geared to first-time buyers, couples, and small families. One of three floor plans, the 1,492-square-foot Medley offers a design that is distinctive and yet efficient to build. Entry is through a walled courtyard, while in back, an alley provides garage access. On the second floor, three bedrooms form a neat rectangle. Dark wood accents on the master balcony complete this home's Spanish medley.
Category: Townhouse, less than 2,000 square feet; Entrant/Architect/Land planner: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Pleasanton, Calif.; Builder/Developer: Shapell Homes, Milpitas, Calif.; Landscape architect: Cotting & Taniguchi, Burlingame, Calif.; Interior designer: Ryan Young Interiors, National City, Calif.