This week's house plan

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This 1,319-square-foot brick design is ideal for first-time homeowners, retired couples, or anyone who would enjoy an affordable, easier-to-maintain home.

A tiled foyer leads to a vaulted great room, warmed by a gas fireplace. The dining room offers buffet space and sliding glass doors to the rear deck.

An island adds extra prep space in the nearby L-shaped kitchen, which overlooks the rear deck.

Sleeping quarters are to the right, and include the master suite with its double closets and private bathroom, and two family bedrooms that share another full bath.

The two-car garage loads in front, making this a good choice for a narrow lot.

To receive the study plan for this home, order online or by phone. By phone: Call 866-772-1013. Quote the plan number. Online: Go to www.houseoftheweek.com and type the plan number into the field labeled “Enter Plan Number.” The downloadable study plans are available for $10 plus state and local sales tax.