Marcellus design handsome, versatile

Farm Forum

Lofty gables, Palladian windows and custom brick detailing create curb appeal in the Marcellus, a large bright home with a broad range of living areas and plenty of storage space throughout.

Windows span most of the rear. Formal rooms are at center, everyday living spaces are to the right, and the power wing (owners’ suite and vaulted office) is off to the left. A large covered patio is for the whole family while a small more private one serves the owners’ suite.

In the entry hall and family room, a two-story ceiling augments the sense of spaciousness. Standing at the second floor landing, you can overlook activities in the rooms below. Two bedrooms, a bathroom, an unfinished bonus room and a spacious walk-in storage closet are upstairs. One bedroom is vaulted and has its own lavatory. The other, which could be a guest room, has direct access to a two-section bathroom.

In the vaulted family room, a fireplace is right next to a built-in entertainment center. Another fireplace, flanked by bookshelves, is in the living room. A built-in desk nestles into an alcove close to the basement stairs, and the small bathroom is close to everything.

Working in the kitchen, you need never feel isolated because the kitchen sink faces into the nook and family room. On the exterior wall, windows between counter and cupboard provide natural illumination. A good-sized utility room and a walk-in pantry almost as large are close to both kitchen and garage.

Luxuries in the Marcellus’ owners’ suite include a naturally bright spa tub, twin basins, a his-n-hers walk-in closet, and a big doorless shower with multiple showerheads.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Marcellus 10-301. For more information or to view other designs, visit or call 800-634-0123.