This week’s house plan Brittany 30-317

The Brittany is a midsize home with the possibility of up to five bedrooms. But the two rooms to the right of the entry might just as easily be put to other uses: hobby room, home entertainment center, workout space, etc.

The simple addition of a direct entry door from the porch could transform the den/guest room into a home office.

Light streams into the entry through a sidelight and transom. This naturally bright space is a junction for a multiplicity of rooms and hallways.

To the left is the dining room (or parlor). Through an arched opening, you can take the hallway to secondary bedrooms, or go straight ahead to the kitchen and nook. On the right, your choices include a central bathroom, vaulted den/guest suite/home office, or hallway to the owners’ suite and a study (or bedroom).

Windows fill most of two walls in the vaulted family room, and more light comes in through sliding glass doors in the nook. A fireplace tucked in the rear corner serves as a warm focal point.

Working in the kitchen, you can keep tabs on goings-on throughout the family room, nook and patio. Cupboard and counter space are amply supplied, and the long eating bar keeps family members and guests out of the way while allowing them to chat with kitchen workers. Laundry appliances are nearby, in a pass-through utility room that connects to the three-car garage.

Amenities in the Brittany’s owners’ suite include a large walk-in closet, dual vanity, private toilet, and an oversize walk-in shower. The owners’ suite also offers direct access to the patio.

Associated Designs is the original source of the Brittany 30-317. For more information or to view other designs, visit AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.