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Whittaker boasts bright gathering spaces

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From page C10 | November 23, 2012 |

You can’t help but feel a relaxing sense of spaciousness as soon as you step into the Whittaker’s window-bright and vaulted great room.

The gas fireplace, nestled into a corner by the windows, serves as a spirit-lifting focal point when skies are dark. On sunny days, meals can move outside onto the covered patio through sliding glass doors in the dining area.

In this contemporary ranch-style home, the entry, too, is vaulted. So the home feels spacious as soon as you step inside. Double doors open into the den on the right, where natural light washes in through a set of wide Craftsman windows.

While the home is designed with three bedrooms and a den, the den could be repurposed as an office, library/study, art studio, crafts/sewing center, or even a fourth bedroom. Secondary bedrooms and a bathroom are through an opening on the entry’s left. A handy coat closet is just around the corner to the right, after you pass into the main room.

The well-appointed kitchen is open to the vaulted gathering spaces across a flush eating bar, which can double as a buffet during parties, holiday gatherings and at other festive occasions. A built-in desk sits at the juncture of the kitchen and great room. It’s a natural location for dealing with household business and coordinating the activities of family members. Shelves stacked above the desk can house cookbooks, appliance instruction manuals, and the like.

A roomy storage closet lines part of the hallway leading to the Whittaker’s owners’ suite, next to a pass-through utility room that links with the two-car garage. Owners’ suite amenities include a spacious walk-in closet and a two-section bathroom with a double vanity.

Visit AssociatedDesigns.com for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Whittaker 30-845, 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.

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