This week's house plan

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Efficient design makes the most of 1,536 square feet of living space, which can be doubled by finishing the full basement.

The basic rectangular shape allows for efficient building without sacrificing exterior appeal. The entry opens to a spacious living room and, straight back, the beam-ceilinged family room.

A snack-bar pass-through to the kitchen makes dishing up easy. Sleeping quarters rest on the left side of the plan. The master suite enjoys a private full bath, split closet and a view of the backyard.

Two additional bedrooms use the hall bath with convenient linen storage nearby.

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