The welcoming Callahan offers country styling and vaulted living areas

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Its railed porch and country styling give a welcoming look to the Callahan. Expansive vaulted family living areas fill the left side; private spaces are on the right. A detached garage adds to the available living and storage space. The upper story could be outfitted as a recreation room, artist’s studio, band rehearsal space, or even a studio apartment.

The ceiling in the vaulted family room sweeps up to its apex from the front door, then slopes down to the rear over the kitchen and dining area. Natural light washes into the family room through a street-facing window bay, plus two side windows, and two overhead dormers.

On the left, the family room flows into the dining room, which is open to the kitchen across a counter rimmed by an eating bar. Standing at the kitchen sink, you face into the dining room, where you can also keep an eye on the covered patio, through wide sliding glass doors. More light washes into the kitchen through windows on five sides of the nook. Family members will enjoy starting their mornings here.

A spacious owners’ suite fills out the rear half of the bedroom wing. Viewed from behind the house, the octagonal bay that wraps around its spa tub is a smaller echo of the kitchen’s nook. Inside, it creates a luxurious environment for soaking and relaxing. The roomy walk-in closet provides plenty of hanging space with storage shelves above.

Secondary bedrooms share the Callahan’s main bathroom. The room on the right is slightly larger and has a side window in addition to the one in front. Light streaming down through a solar tube brightens the left bedroom. Shelves line one side of a conveniently placed utility room.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Callahan 30-886, 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.