This week's house plan Hampshire 30-799

Columns, keystone arches and corner quoins lend a classic look to the ranch-style Hampshire. This mid-size home has the potential to double its living space.

Because its full, richly windowed walkout basement can be finished as needed, it's well suited for an expanding family, running a home business out of the lower level, or both.

Designed for construction on a rear down slope, the front facade of the main floor is at street level, while the rear is one story up from the ground.

Walking straight ahead through the foyer and vaulted great room, then out the atrium doors, you'll find yourself elevated on a wide railed deck that overlooks the landscape.

Gathering spaces cluster together in the center. A dining room or parlor is through a wide opening on the foyer's right.

Double doors on the foyer's left side open into a more private space that could be a den, office, third bedroom, or whatever suits. It also links to bathrooms and the other bedrooms.

The vaulted great room that fills the heart of the home is partially open to the bayed nook and large kitchen. Cabinets, counters and appliances wrap around the kitchen on three sides. Its rectangular work island adds more workspace and storage capacity.

A deep pantry is right around the corner, past the basement stairs and across from a convenient powder room. A large utility room and a storage closet fill out this section.

On the opposite side of the home, a bathroom and roomy walk-in closet provide sound buffering for the Hampshire's owners' suite. Other amenities here include a dual vanity and an oversized walk-in shower. A wide window in the sleeping area offers broad vistas to the rear.

Associated Designs is the original source of the Hampshire 30-799. For more information or to view other designs visit AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.