Lake Creek is a versatile updated ranch-style home

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With its single-level floor plan and central great room, the Lake Creek is equally well suited to the needs of growing families or empty nesters. Craftsman-style windows, lap siding, and stone veneer wainscoting add to the visual appeal of this updated ranch-style home.

Natural light washes into the foyer through sidelights and slender panes of glass near the top of the door. A hallway into the bedroom wing leads off to the right, shortly before the foyer feeds into the great room.

Wide windows fill most of the great room’s rear wall, next to a direct vent gas fireplace nestled into the right-hand corner. To the left, the room is entirely open to the kitchen, which is open to the dining room around the corner. This arrangement offers partial space separation, coupled with ease of access-ideal for family gatherings and other social events.

Standing at the kitchen sink, you face into the great room across a raised eating bar. The dining room and some of the patio are also within your line of sight. A door in the dining room opens onto a screenable covered patio; a door on the other side leads into a den. This room could be used as a home office, media room, exercise space, fourth bedroom, and/or guest room.

A roomy step-in pantry is only a few steps away from the kitchen, across from the interior garage access. Just past those doors is the Lake Creek’s utility room, complete with cabinetry, a folding counter and a deep utility tub.

Amenities in the owners’ suite include a large walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a double vanity. The toilet and shower can be closed off for privacy and steam containment.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Lake Creek 30-819, including floor plans, elevations, section, and artist’s conception, can be purchased for $25. Our home plan catalog, featuring more than 550 home plans, costs $15. Both are available online, by mail or phone. Add $5 s/h. Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Dr., Eugene, OR 97402, (800) 634-0123.