The Vancouver is an unusual Craftsman-style split-level duplex designed for construction on land with a slight upslope to the rear. Despite an extra overarching front gable on the right unit, the two interiors are mirror images of each other, so one description will suffice.
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Slender columns highlight the gabled entry porch and its characteristic Craftsman door. The shingle siding that accents the gable peaks runs an eye-catching counterpoint to the lap siding that covers most of the exterior.
Those entering from the street-level garage, take a half-flight of stairs that lead up to the vaulted gathering spaces at the home’s heart. Guests entering from the front climb a similar half-flight of stairs to reach a covered porch and entry that also feed into the vaulted living and dining areas. Secondary bedrooms and a full bathroom are another half-flight up, over the garage.
A handy mini-bathroom is just inside the front door, to the left of a coat closet. Light washes into the vaulted gathering space through Craftsman-style windows at the front and the sliding glass doors at the rear that open onto a patio. The ceiling slopes up to its lofty central apex from the front, then down toward the rear.
From the G-shaped kitchen you can face into the dining area across a raised eating bar. Kitchen counters wrap around four sides, while cabinets line three of them. An opening on the opposite side of the vaulted space leads into a utility alcove on the left and the vaulted owners’ suite on the right. Amenities here include a walk-in closet, dual vanity, linen closet, and shower.
The Vancouver could also be built on flat land, by sinking the garage below street level, and sloping the driveway down half a level.
Visit AssociatedDesigns.com for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Vancouver 60-031, 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 Drive, Eugene, OR 97402, (800) 634-0123.