Four-bedroom 'Paisley' house plan economical to build

Associated Designs
Country House Plan - Paisley 30-852 - Front Elevation

Multipaned windows, decorative corbels and shake-textured gable ends give a comfortably familiar country-style look to the otherwise contemporary Paisley. Slender porch posts add to the ambiance. Its compact design makes this four-bedroom home economical to build as well as to heat and maintain.

4 Bedroom House Plan - Paisley 30-852 - First Floor Plan

Upon entering, you step into a small but lofty two-story entry. Stairs to the three upper bedrooms and a full bathroom are straight ahead. During daylight hours, this stairway is naturally illuminated by a good-sized window on the second level.

The right side of the entry is totally open to the living room, the first of three gathering spaces that fill the right side of the ground floor, front to back. Daylight spills into the living room through wide multipaned windows at the front and on the side.

A C-shaped kitchen fills the right side of the next room, with a dining area on the left. Stacked pantry shelves hide behind double doors near the sliding glass doors that lead out onto a covered patio. The patio could easily be screened if flying insects are frequent uninvited guests.

In addition to the pantry, cabinet and closet storage is ample throughout the home. Cupboards wrap around the kitchen, above and below the counters. A coat closet nestles under the stairs, and a broom closet with shelves is nearby.

Small House Plan - Paisley 30-852 - Second Floor Plan

More cabinets fill the wall above the laundry appliances in the pass-through utility room that links with the two-car garage. The small bathroom along the hallway to the Paisley’s owners’ suite is conveniently located for garage, kitchen and general use.

Though the owners’ suite is modestly sized, it does have a roomy walk-in closet and a private bathroom (the third), with its own linen closet.