The Lansford design has a traditional exterior with a modern interior

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Every few decades, Colonial Revival homes have a resurgence of popularity and the Lansford rides clearly on the crest of the current wave. On their exteriors, these homes display a love of the traditional, while inside they have all the modern conveniences.

Updated colonial features here include a symmetrical central section, clapboard siding, hipped roof, decorative shutters and a covered entry porch supported by stately columns. The interior offers more than 3,000 square feet of living area, with six bedrooms, plus 600 more square feet in an unfinished bonus room.

Entering, you step into a wide foyer with stairs and a hallway ahead. Living and dining rooms are to the left and right. This arrangement is the final bow to tradition. The rest of the interior is totally contemporary.

Family living areas span most of the rear, where the richly windowed gathering space is totally open to the kitchen. Sliding doors open onto a large patio, and on the opposite wall, a home entertainment center nestles neatly under the stairwell.

Counters in the fully outfitted kitchen wrap around three walls, while the central work island provides additional work and storage space. The dining room is mere steps away, as are a full bathroom and roomy laundry room. These rooms, along with another storage area with space for a freezer, line the hallway to the garage.

Bedrooms are upstairs, with the exception of the Lansford’s owners’ suite. Luxury amenities include a spa tub, oversized shower, and walk-in closet. The nearby den could be a home office, exercise room, study, or whatever suits.

The five bedrooms upstairs share two bathrooms and a study loft.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Lansford 30-314, 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.