Compact Phoenix design offers spacious design for empty nesters, young families

Associated Designs
Phoenix design

A family room at the back gives a spacious, open feeling to the compact Phoenix, a ranch-style home that fits on a standard lot.

This single level plan is well suited to the needs of empty nesters, young families or singles.

The U-shaped kitchen is completely open to the family room, so the cooks and clean-up crew need never feel left out of family activities. Counters and cupboards stretch along one wall, and a pantry provides additional storage capacity. A cook top and oven are built into a central work island that adds more counter space. Bring in a few stools and the island does double duty as an eating bar.

Stacked windows brighten the living room, a quiet space at the front of the home. The corner fireplace serves as a focal point in winter, and its mantel offers a display area for family mementos.

The owners' suite and utilities are to the right of these gathering spaces. The walk-in closet is much larger than one expects to find in a home this size, and the private bathroom has a luxurious oversized shower.

Utilities are in a pass-through space, convenient to the kitchen, owners' suite and garage.

Secondary bedrooms are on the left side of the Phoenix, served by a bathroom with a combined tub and shower.

If a basement is desired, stairs will be on the front wall of the family room, adjacent to the living room, thus decreasing the size of the family room.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Phoenix 10-061. For more information or to view other designs, visit or call 800-634-0123.