The Noranda is a brick home with an eye-catching exterior

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The Noranda features corner quoins that reinforce the image of permanence, while the arched stepped-brick entryway and the herringbone-patterned chimney inset add eye-catching pizzazz.

A variety of group living environments dominate the ground floor, with the great room being the largest. Windowed front and back, it has a hardwood floor, a lofty 12-foot ceiling, and a large fireplace. Double doors open onto a partially covered patio.

Kitchen and dining room flow together, separated by a wall section and an eating bar. The dining room is large, and the vaulted ceiling makes it feel even larger. This room, too, has a fireplace and double-door access to the patio.

Tile covers the floor of a kitchen large enough for a team of cooks to work together. Laundry appliances are just around the corner, in a long passageway that connects the kitchen to the three-car garage. The full bathroom at the end of this hallway is handy for garage access. It’s also convenient to a guest suite that could just as easily be outfitted as a play room.

A den, library hall and owners’ suite cluster together in the quiet wing to the right of the great room. Shelving lines the library hall. Luxury amenities in the vaulted owners’ suite include a huge walk-in closet and a plush private bathroom.

Two large bedrooms are upstairs in the Noranda, where they share a centrally located shower. Each bedroom has its own private toilet and lav. A separate second floor, accessible only from the garage, provides ample storage.

Visit for more information or to search our home plans. A review plan of the Noranda 30-123, 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.