Imaginative Encino is a fit for both rustic and urban settings

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The Encino’s imaginative floor plan, composed of three hexagonal modules joined by two rectangles, invites curiosity from onlookers and creates numerous interior angles.

This rustic-looking home is a natural for a woodsy site, or a sea or lakeshore lot, but is equally well-suited to an urban setting.

Despite its intriguing shape, the Encino is neither more complicated nor more expensive to build than others in the mid-size range. And although every room has an odd angle or two, each also has at least one square corner.

Vast expanses of glass in the living room and kitchen take advantage of a panoramic view to the rear, whether it be a natural setting or artful landscaping. A wide rear deck unifies the elements and expands the already generous living space still further.

In the kitchen, a range/oven and microwave oven are centered in the eating bar that marks the juncture between kitchen and dining room. A step-in pantry is nearby, and a small utility room and powder room are equally convenient to the kitchen and garage.

The owners’ suite has a generous walk-in closet, double vanity, and an elevated spa tub. The Encino’s other bedrooms share a bathroom with a combination bath and shower.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Encino 10-016, 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.

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