Associated Designs: 'Fern View' ranch house great for young families

Associated Designs
Ranch House Plan - Fern View 30-766 - Front Elevation

Open and welcoming, the Fern View’s front porch spans the front facade of this contemporary ranch-style home. Slender posts provide graceful accents.

Having a basically rectangular footprint makes this home economical to build, heat and maintain. For young families, this makes a stunning starter home. For empty nesters, it promises lower maintenance chores and costs without any downsizing of lifestyles. It could be furnished with three bedrooms or have two bedrooms and a study/home office, whichever suits.

Ranch House Plan - Fern View 30-766 - Floor Plan

Light spills into the vaulted entry though a sidelight plus a row of panes near the top of the door. A coat closet is on the left, just before the entry hall angles off in that direction. Double doors open into a window-bright room that could be a bedroom, home office or study.

Continue to the left and you step into the kitchen; going straight ahead brings you to the vaulted great room, after passing the bedroom and bathroom on the right. Linen and towel closets are tucked into alcoves there.

Light washes into the vaulted great room through wide windows that fill most of the rear wall, plus the slender windows flanking the fireplace. Sliding glass doors in the dining area open onto a wide patio.

Ranch House Plan - Fern View 30-766 - Basement Stair Plan

Standing at the kitchen sink, you can look out across the raised eating bar into the great room, keep your eye on the patio, or enjoy watching seasonal changes outside. All appliances are built in, and a roomy walk-in pantry fills one corner. Laundry appliances are stacked right around the corner in the Fern View’s pass-through utility room, which provides access to the garage.

The owners’ suite is surprisingly luxurious for a home this size, boasting a spa tub, oversized shower and dual lav.

The Fern View 30-766 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. To learn more about this design visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com.