Welcoming Buckingham has open look

Welcome home. The Buckingham (332-990) sings out that message, loud and clear.

Windows fill most of the front facade, creating an open look, while gables and a wide front porch amplify the effect. Partial brick columns and latticework in the brick foundation add a unique touch. A ramp provides wheelchair accessibility and inner doors are also wide.

This is an expandable home. Everything an average family needs is on the 2,200-square-foot main floor. If more living space is required now or later, another 1,000 square feet can be developed upstairs. The optional second floor plan adds three bedrooms, two of them quite large, and a compartmentalized bathroom with twin sinks. Plenty of attic space still remains available for storage.

Family living is at the heart of the home, in a comfortably sized kitchen/family room. Secondary bedrooms are to the left and the living room and owners’ suite are on the right, well isolated from the everyday commotion created by healthy, active children.

The kitchen is bright and spacious. Glass, including a garden window and a glass door, fills most of the wall that faces the deck. A large corner fireplace, open on two sides, allows appreciation of flames from anywhere in the kitchen or family room. Cooktop, ovens and an eating bar are built into a long work island that expands the already generous counter space.

Formal dining is to the left of the entry. To the right is a uniquely shaped vaulted living room, brightened by a dormer window.

Face frame cabinetry provides double access to the walk-in pantry. Utilities and another closet are just a few steps away. Amenities in the utility room include a fold-down ironing board, deep sink and a counter. This room is also adjacent to the entrance from a two-car garage with locked storage, a workshop and a recycling center.

Luxuries in the master suite include a large walk-in closet, enclosed toilet and shower, spa-tub, dual vanity and security system.

For a limited time receive 15 percent off construction plans for this plan of the week. A $10 dollar emailed PDF study plan consisting of an artist rendering, elevations, floor plans, and cross section is a great tool to discuss construction cost with your builder, prior to ordering construction plans. Order online or search hundreds of other designs including garages, multi family and luxury homes at www.ldiplans.com, call 541-913-7712 or send payment to Landmark Designs Inc., PO Box 5625, Eugene, Oregon 97405. Remember to indicate BUCKINGHAM (332-990) and your e mail address.