The Sherbrooke brings to mind a European or Cape Cod cottage. And despite its immense charm, the home fits neatly on a fairly narrow city lot.

Interior square footage is much more generous than you might expect. Close to 2,000 square feet of living space is spread out over three levels, and the basement adds another 900 square feet.

Designed with only one bedroom, this plan is ideal for empty nesters, or a single who appreciates having plenty of room to spread out. With its large walk-in closet, the second-story home office could double as a guest bedroom. The basement recreation room could also be converted to sleeping areas, if needed. It has two slender side windows, plus French doors flanked by sidelights and crowned by a wide transom.

From the entry deck, half a flight up from the ground, you enter the main floor by stepping into a sunny, vaulted great room with a wide window bay. French windows fill most of three walls that face the street at a diagonal. This bright area is open to a dining room, which is partially separated from the kitchen by a raised eating bar.

A wood stove nestles into an alcove by the windows. Wide sliding doors lead into a skylit, vaulted sunroom, where another set of sliders links to a vaulted, covered deck which could be screened.

The Sherbrooke’s utility room, pantry, linen and broom closets are just off the kitchen, as is a full bathroom with a built-in sauna.

Half a flight up is the vaulted owners’ suite. Its railed, vaulted deck offers a nice front vista, and the bathroom is luxurious.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Sherbrooke 30-371. For more information or to view other designs, visit or call 800-634-0123.