The Topaz is a compact, economical no-frills plan, with just under 1,100 square feet of living space. It makes an ideal starter home for a young family, but might also suit the needs of singles or couples who don’t want to spend their spare time taking care of a big house.
Tile roofing, varied rooflines and stucco detailing combine to create an interesting yet uncluttered exterior. A single square column supports one corner of the front porch, adding a touch of classic elegance.
The floor plan is laid out in a perfect rectangle, another affordability factor. Family living spaces dominate the right side and sleeping quarters are clustered together on the left.
In the living room, light washes in through two large multi-paned windows that face the street, and a third window on the side. This space, which flows into the dining area, has a bright, open feeling. The dining room, too, is filled with light. Sliding doors at the rear open on a large screened porch, and there’s a side window as well.
Standing at the kitchen sink, you gaze out through the screened porch and into the back yard. The galley kitchen is efficient, with sink, stove and refrigerator arranged in a tight working triangle. Washer and dryer are tucked in an alcove, hidden behind pocket doors.
Bedrooms in the Topaz are modestly sized and share a dual-compartment bathroom. This arrangement allows two people to use the facilities at once and still have privacy.
For a review plan, including scaled floor plans, elevations, section and artist’s conception, send $25 to Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Dr., Eugene, OR 97402. Please specify the Topaz 11-087 and include a return address when ordering. A catalog featuring over 550 home plans is available for $15.
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