PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
THE FERN VIEW could be furnished with three bedrooms, or have two bedrooms and a study/home office, whichever suits. It's an ideal starter home.

THE FERN VIEW could be furnished with three bedrooms, or have two bedrooms and a study/home office, whichever suits. It's an ideal starter home.

Real Estate

Fern View is spacious yet economical

By From page C6 | October 21, 2011

Open and welcoming, the Fern View’s front porch spans the front façade of this contemporary ranch-style home. Slender posts provide graceful accents.

Having a basically rectangular footprint makes this home economical to build, heat and maintain. For young families, this makes a stunning starter home. For empty nesters it promises lower maintenance chores and costs without any downsizing of life styles. It could be furnished with three bedrooms, or have two bedrooms and a study/home office, whichever suits.

Light spills into the vaulted entry though a sidelight plus a row of panes near the top of the door. A coat closet is on the left, just before the entry hall angles off in that direction. Double doors open into the window-bright room that could be a bedroom, home office or study.

Continue to the left and you step into the kitchen; going straight ahead brings you to the vaulted great room, after passing the bedroom and bathroom on the right. Linen and towel closets are tucked into alcoves there.

Light washes into the vaulted great room through wide windows that fill most of the rear wall, plus the slender windows flanking the gas fireplace. Sliding glass doors in the dining area open onto a wide patio.

Standing at the kitchen sink, you can look out across the raised eating bar into the great room, keep your eye on the patio, or enjoy watching seasonal changes outside. All appliances are built-in, and a roomy walk-in pantry fills one corner. Laundry appliances are stacked right around the corner in the Fern View’s pass-through utility room, which provides accesses the garage.

The owners’ suite is surprisingly luxurious for a home this size, boasting a spa tub, oversized shower and dual lav.

Visit AssociatedDesigns.com for more information or to search home plans. A review plan of the Fern View 30-766 can be purchased for $25. Associated Design’s “Home Plan Collection,” featuring more that 550 home plans, costs $15. Both are available online, by phone at 800-634-0123 and by mail (add $5 s/h) at Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, OR 97402.

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