The Danbury is a compact design with an open kitchen

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An efficient, open-design kitchen with views of the front and back yards is at the heart of the Danbury, a compact home rich in popular amenities.

Gazing across the kitchen sink and through the spacious eating nook, you can see who’s coming up the front driveway. A few steps in the opposite direction puts you in front of a range and oven that are built into an eating bar. Facing this direction allows you to look through the windows of the dining room and great room at the rear of the home. Parents with young children will appreciate being able to keep an eye on them when they’re outside, no matter where they’re playing.

Utilities are equally convenient to the kitchen, bedrooms and garage, and a large walk-in pantry is also close by.

A fireplace, tucked into a central corner of the vaulted great room, provides warmth and charm. To increase energy efficiency, some families might prefer to install a wood stove here.

The owners’ suite has an exceptionally large walk-in closet for a home of this size, and a luxurious private bathroom with oversize spa tub and twin vanities. A high window over the tub brightens the area. Water closet and shower are separately enclosed for added privacy. Two more bedrooms are on the other side of the home, where they share a two-section bathroom.

The Danbury’s floor plan could be altered to convert the nook to a home office or study, if desired, by separating it from the kitchen with a wall and adding a door in the entry.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Danbury 10-036, 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.