The Mediterranean-style Suncrest sports bold columns and arched openings

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Like its name, the Suncrest is redolent of sunny climes. Think Mediterranean, Florida, or the Southwest. You see it in the bold stucco columns supporting arched openings that frame the front door and two front-facing windows. And you feel it in the spacious, free-flowing family living areas, inside and out.

Twelve-foot ceilings amplify the sense of expansiveness in the entry porch, foyer and living room. Echoing the exterior arch, a lofty arched opening links the foyer to the living room. Similar arched openings connect this large gathering space to two other hallways.

A fireplace nestles into the far corner, between the entertainment center and wide sliding glass doors that access a partially covered patio. Families that enjoy swimming and soaking could add sparkle to their view by building a pool and spa here. A raised conversation bar wraps around a handy wine and wet bar, which boasts its own sink and refrigerator.

The kitchen and dining room are to the right. A raised eating bar, shaped in a long, easy curve, is all that separates the kitchen from the dining area. Standing at the sink, you can gaze out at the rear yard. Additional light filters into the kitchen through glass blocks on both sides of the custom cook top. Utilities, a den and a powder room are close by. The den could be a home office.

Two bedroom suites fill the sleeping wing. The Suncrest’s owners’ suite has a large, his’n’hers walk-in closet. One section is noticeably larger. Amenities in the plush owners’ bathroom include: a spa tub, oversized shower, two vanities, and a private toilet. Suite two has its own bathroom, plus an exterior door. Skylights brighten both bathrooms.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Suncrest 30-499, 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.