The architects had two types of families in mind when they designed the Adagio 5050 plan for Canterra Homes in greater Phoenix. “One for parents with a 20-something child that won't leave the house, or it could be for those with a widowed mother or father who lives with them,” says Thomas Rietz, the company's president.

But, in fact, the 2,709-square-foot floor plan has so many optional permutations that it could fit the needs of almost any buyer seeking plenty of private bedroom space at the expense of a formal living room.

The plan is designed in four quadrants: a public area that includes a great room with kitchen and a formal dining room; a master suite section; a section for other bedrooms; and a garage area that also includes space for a potential fifth bedroom and bonus space/sixth bedroom.

CASITA BONITA: One of the most popular floor plan options in the Adagio 5050 model creates a bedroom suite with a sitting area and private entry from the courtyard. Theoretically, the way the home is divided up could allow space for three generations to sleep in three separate areas of the home's four corners.

One of the home's most popular options is the casita, which turns bedrooms two and three into a bedroom and sitting area that can either be entered through the house or from a separate front door off the courtyard. The revision turns two walk-in bedroom closets into a bathroom plus a sink area off the living area and squeezes a traditional closet along the length of the bedroom area.

Another option on that quadrant takes out a wall in bedroom four, creating a “teen space” for the two adjacent bedrooms.

Options in the garage quadrant include making bedroom five, which is off the home's front foyer and near the garage, into a den. And the bonus space in the back of the garage could be storage or a sixth bedroom.

An option in the master bedroom quadrant is to split the bedroom area in two, creating a sitting area off the bedroom.

The plan is a new one for Canterra, but it proved popular in its new Tartesso community even before the first model was completed.

In Your Corners

  • The base price of the Adagio 5050 plan is $294,990.
  • Four out of 10 buyers opt for the $3,990 casita option.
  • Canterra Homes developed the plan through a charette with architects Blood-good Sharp and Buster.
  • Learn more about markets featured in this article: Phoenix, AZ.