This week’s house plan

The Ottawa’s vaulted great room is awash in natural light. Windows and atrium doors fill most of the ground level front wall, and more are stacked overhead where they sparkle across the front gable. A mirror-image window set fills the rear gable, on the opposite end of the room. Ground-level glass is in generous supply there as well.

This lofty and majestic great room forms the home’s core. To enter it, you walk across the covered front porch and step through one of the atrium doors. The entire space is so open that you can see clear through to the rear windows. Another windowed door there, this one flanked by sidelights, opens onto a covered patio.

A fireplace nestles into one front corner of the great room, and a stack of built-in bookcases runs along the wall next to it, terminating where the kitchen begins. Also bounding the vaulted kitchen is a lengthy, raised conversation bar with an inner, lower counter that doubles as a work island.

Just around the corner is a large walk-in pantry, small powder room, and good-sized utility room, along with direct access to a two-car garage that has extra storage space at the back.

Three bedrooms are down a hallway to the left of the Ottawa’s great room.

The owners’ suite takes up half of that wing, while secondary bedrooms, their shared bathroom, and a deep storage closet fill the other half.

In the owners’ suite, the private bathroom has a double vanity, large shower and totally private toilet. A large walk-in closet offers plenty of shelf space along with the clothing rods one would expect. One of the other two bedrooms is slightly larger than the other and has more shelf storage space.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Ottawa 30-601. For more, visit or call 800-634-0123.