Avondale an updated Victorian stick house with skylights

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Skylights abound in the Avondale, an eye-catching update of the Victorian stick house, named for the slender decorative trusses at its apex. The home is interesting from the sides and back too. From every viewing angle you can see triangular windows slanting up to echo the shape of the gables they underlie.

Generously sized outdoor living spaces are an important feature of this plan. On both levels, partially covered decks span the entire front facade. Access to the lower deck is through the dining doom and living room. The upper deck is essentially private, since the owners’ suite fills the entire upper floor.

Rich in skylights and windows, this home needs little artificial lighting during daylight hours. The vaulted living room has more windows than walls. Two levels of windows flank the stone veneer fireplace, and tall windows face the front.

A long eating bar is all that separates the kitchen and dining room. The roomy kitchen has a double-door pantry, and the dining room has a service bar with built-in cabinetry above and below.

Utilities are nearby, hidden behind folding doors next to the first floor bathroom. Two bedrooms are right across the hall.

Designed to serve as an adult retreat, the Avondale’s luxurious vaulted owners’ suite is as bright and spacious as the living room. In addition to its private deck, it has eight skylights, windows on three sides, and space for a freestanding wood stove.

The walk-in closet is huge, and the vaulted owners’ bathroom boasts a spa tub as well as a separately enclosed shower and toilet.

Visit AssociatedDesigns.com for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Avondale 10-347, 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.