Saginaw set up for family-friendly living

A spacious family room is at the heart of the Saginaw, a mid-size family home with the possibility of five bedrooms. The wide porch that spans the front of this rambling ranch-style home gives it a friendly, open look.

Windows rim most of the rear wall of the family room and kitchen, the natural center of family activity. Vaulted ceilings make this large space feel even larger. Flames in the fireplace brighten chilly winter evenings.

The kitchen has two work islands, one with a built-in cooktop. The other could be outfitted as an eating bar. But there are plenty of places to eat already. Namely, the skylit vaulted nook, and a formal dining room with a bayed window seat. The living room/library has a bay window too, but no seat. It also boasts a second fireplace.

The owners’ suite is huge and luxurious. It has another bayed window seat — a great place to curl up with a book or magazine, well away from the busy family living area. This plan has two roomy walk-in closets and a sumptuous bathroom brightened by two skylights. Other luxury amenities include a doublesized shower, twin vanities, spa tub, and totally private toilet.

Four rooms are located in the left wing of the Saginaw. All can be bedrooms, if needed. Or the room adjacent to the great room can serve as a screened porch. The room across the hall has a built-in desk. It could be a home office, guest room, or both.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Saginaw 10-251. For more information or to view other designs, visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.