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You can’t tell how unique this home is from the street. The Prestige looks like a standard contemporary home with lap siding, a tile roof and two stone pillars supporting the gabled entryway. But there’s nothing traditional about this Hawaii-inspired floor plan.

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Designed to allow appreciation of a tropical environment, it’s an octagonal home with a fountain in the Japanese-style open courtyard at its hub. A covered walkway encircles the courtyard, connecting all areas and providing shelter from the rain. Access to the enclosed portion of the home is through seven sets of sliding glass doors and one set of French doors.

Therefore, windows on two sides naturally illuminate all rooms, with the exception of the office and the utility room, and the three rooms along the back even have skylights. With the same exceptions, all rooms are also vaulted, higher at the center than at the exterior. Half-round windows crown each of the interior doorways.

Family living takes place in the kitchen and family room. An oval work island with a built-in grill augments counter space in the kitchen. An additional set of sliders in the nook opens onto an exterior deck. The kitchen sink also faces outward through a garden window and across the deck. A pantry is tucked behind the fireplace and a vegetable sink is located at the end of the eating bar.

A long counter spans the interior wall that faces the fountain. Windows open at counter level, cabinets are below. With the windows open, the counter serves as a buffet for entertaining in the courtyard.

The master suite has a large walk-in closet, a separate tub and shower, and a second basin in a vanity outside of the bathroom. Two other bedrooms share a bathroom. A third bathroom is next to an office, which could serve as a guest bedroom if needed.

Extra storage space is tucked into the passageway to the garage, next to a pass-through utility room complete with deep sink and counter space for folding clothes.

For a limited time receive 15 percent off construction plans for this plan of the week. A $15 dollar e mailed 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 on line 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 PRESTIGE (332-110) and your e mail address.

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