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Slender brick columns support a dramatic gabled porch that adds to the visual appeal of the Tamarisk (333-190), a large contemporary-country home designed for construction on a good-sized parcel of land. Almost all the rooms in this plan are large. Vaulted ceilings in the entry, guest suite, living room, office, and family kitchen add to the sense of spaciousness.

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One of the home’s most interesting features is the family theater, designed to maximize the pleasures of surround sound. Built-in shelves and cabinets provide housing for a big-screen television, electronic stereo equipment, albums, disks, videotapes and the like. These shelves are accessible from the rear, through the utility room.

A sunny, skylit family kitchen is at the heart of the home. Its brick or tile hearth spans the entire left wall. The wood box has an exterior door and supplies the fireplace in the office as well. Conveniences in the kitchen include a freezer, a pantry, a garden window, an appliance center and an island with a vegetable sink.

The sumptuous master suite is far more than a bedroom. A bayed sitting area expands the rear wall while skylights brighten the portion of the room furthest from the windows. Another skylight, along with a small window, illuminates the deep walk-in closet.

Luxuries in the private bathroom include a spa, an oversized shower and a separately enclosed second vanity. Sliding glass doors open onto a wide deck, and pocket doors offer direct access to the skylit office. Storage and linen closets make efficient use of space in the hallway.

The small guest suite could double as a second office if both husband and wife do some of their work at home. The secondary bedrooms are at the opposite end of the home. An odd-angled bathroom with twin sinks serves the bedrooms and the garage. Utilities are across the hall in another uniquely shaped room. The exterior door is handy for muddy shoes when working outside in the yard.

For a limited time receive 15 percent off construction plans for this plan of the week. A $15 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, OR 97405, remember to indicate Tamarisk (333-190) and your email address.

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