Vaulted Carson offers natural light and spacious living areas

Farm Forum

A vaulted kitchen is at the heart of the Carson, a mid-size ranch-style home with spacious gathering spaces and three large bedrooms. The more formal living and dining rooms are up front, while the openly linked great room and kitchen are at the rear.

Wide multipaned windows and an inviting front porch fill most of the front facade. The living room window to the right is stacked exceptionally high, and crowned by quarter rounds that flank an even higher half round.

Entering, you pass by two slender sets of wooden posts that highlight the porch. Natural light washes into the entry through sidelights and a transom. The arched opening on the right leads into a vaulted living room where bookshelves fill the walls on both sides of the fireplace.

On the opposite side of the entry an arched opening offers access to the elegant, tray-ceilinged dining room. Another arched opening further in leads into a long transverse hallway that links the bedroom wings, then leads on into the great room/kitchen. The powder room near the secondary bedrooms is conveniently located and sits across the hall from a bank of coat and storage closets.

Windows fill most of the great room’s rear wall, and a fireplace nestles into the back corner furthest from the nook. Above, a suspended plant shelf helps define the kitchen. Below, a raised eating bar rims the angled peninsular counter. Counters and cupboards are in good supply, with the corner pantry and work island adding even more. Sliding glass doors in the Carson’s nook offer patio access.

The well-appointed owners’ suite also has sliding glass doors leading to the patio, plus a luxurious private bathroom, and a deep, deep walk-in closet.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Carson 30-670, 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.