The Glenhaven puts a warm, natural face on this contemporary house

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Inside the Glenhaven, wide expanses of glass brighten the vaulted family gathering spaces that flow together at the rear. The fairly compact home also has shingle siding, Craftsman-style windows and stone veneer column.

Entering via the covered porch, you step into a hallway that leads straight ahead to the expansive vaulted area. Along the way, you pass double doors on the right that open into a den. Its location makes it ideal for a home office. It could also be outfitted as a guest room, fourth bedroom, art studio, exercise room, or whatever suits.

Two nearly identical bedrooms and a bathroom are to the left of the entry hall. One has a front window; the other has a side window.

The vaulted ceiling in the living/dining area slopes up from the entry hall, then down at the rear. A direct vent gas fireplace nestles into one rear corner. On the opposite side of the room, a peninsular eating bar bounds the kitchen. Sliding glass doors in the dining area access a partially covered patio flanked by slender posts. The covered area could be screened, if desired.

A roomy walk-in pantry fills one corner of the step-efficient kitchen. Standing at the double sink, kitchen workers can gaze across the patio at the rear yard, or scan the gathering spaces to keep tabs on activities.

The Glenhaven’s owners’ suite is down a passageway on the right of the entry hall, just past the den and coat closet. Suite amenities include a roomy walk-in closet and a two-section bathroom with dual vanity. A storage closet and a utility room that links with the garage are accessed via the owners’ suite hallway.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Glenhaven 30-927, 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.