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HOUSE OF THE WEEK: Lofty spaces make home feel larger than it is

on March 02, 2014 1:30 AM

The Coleridge’s soaring archway makes a striking first impression. Equally appealing are the fanlight and stacks of multipaned windows clustered beneath the center gable. This midsize plan has the feel of a much larger home, especially in its central gathering spaces.

Entering, you step into a wide foyer with a lofty 17-foot ceiling. Sidelights provide natural illumination. An opening to the right leads into the formal dining room, and just beyond, a flight of stairs angles off at a diagonal. Two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large recreation room are on the second level.

Ceiling height in the living room is nearly as high as in the foyer, and multipaned windows fill most of the rear wall. This combination creates an exceptionally bright and expansive gathering space. Centrally located, the direct vent gas fireplace serves as an attractive focal point, especially on gray days and dark nights when it’s most needed.

Handsome square columns mark the kitchen entry. And a delightful kitchen it is. Standing at the corner sink, you have a great view out windows on two sides. Potted plants will flourish in the sunny space in front of the sink.

Other features of note include: a deep walk-in pantry, roomy work island, and sliders in the nook that offer patio access. Hidden behind a pocket door is a passthrough utility room that connects kitchen and garage.

Located on the opposite side of the living room, the Coleridge’s owners’ suite is well-isolated from the busyness of the kitchen, as well as from music in the secondary bedrooms. Its private bathroom boasts a large walk-in closet, dual vanity and enclosed shower and toilet.


Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Coleridge 30-251, 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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