Clematis design has rustic look, modern layout

Farm Forum

Shingles on the roof and exterior of the star-shaped Clematis give it a rustic look. But families that build this bright, spacious contemporary home certainly won’t be roughing it. And this plan is packed with interesting angles. Only the utility room and the two secondary bedrooms are rectangular.

Entering the home, you step into a wide foyer with a small bathroom on one side and a large coat closet on the other. The entry hall leads past the richly windowed living room, then directly into the dining room, located at the hub of this plan. Columns encircle the dining area, adding a touch of class while delineating the space. Clerestory windows, high overhead on all eight sides of the vaulted dining room, bathe the space in rich, natural light.

In the adjacent diamond-shaped family room, two sets of French doors flank the fireplace and open onto a wide wrap-around deck. Only an eating bar separates the sunny and comfortable kitchen from the family room. Amenities include a walk-in pantry, work island with cooktop, dishwasher, built-in oven and microwave. The linked utility room has a deep sink and a counter, for folding clothes. Garage access is convenient to both the utility room and the kitchen.

Another set of French doors, opposite the dining room, opens into the Clematis’ elegant owners’ suite. Luxury features here include a large walk-in closet, oversized tub, dual vanity and an enclosed toilet, for added privacy.

Two secondary bedrooms share a compartmentalized bathroom.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Clematis 10-073. For more information or to view other designs, visit or call 800-634-0123.