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AZALEA 2

It would be hard for anyone to complain that there's not enough storage space in the Azalea 2. This medium-sized country-contemporary home is built to accommodate a growing family and all of its belongings, with room to spare.

Not only do each of the three bedrooms have a walk-in closet, but there's also an entry closet, a pantry, twin linen closets, a closet by the utility room, cupboards in the utility room, and a large extra storage area in the two-car garage. (Half of this could easily house a small shop.)Even the trash has its place, tucked into an enclosure just outside the garage.

But storage isn't the only attraction. Not at all. The solarium, living room and dining room are each richly windowed to take advantage of every bit of light possible, especially important in these northerly latitudes during the winter months. Window seats in the front corners of the living room and dining room offer cozy getaways for reading, drawing or other quiet pursuits.And the solarium is not only lined with windows but is further brightened by two skylights. Hanging plants flourish in this bright nook, and breakfasting here gets the day off to a cheerful start. The sink in the wide country kitchen faces into the solarium, over an eating bar that doubles as a serving center. There's also a cooking island, double oven, plenty of cupboards and counter space - room for several cooks at once - as well as space for a freezer. A desk could go here if no freezer is desired.

Another skylight brightens what would otherwise be a dark dressing area in the master suite. His and hers basins prevent early morning competition for space, and a window allows light into the far end of the huge walk-in closet.

The master suite is located as far away as it can get from the other two bedrooms, providing maximum privacy and noise separation. This arrangement will be especially appreciated in families that include teenagers. The utility room, convenient to both the kitchen and the bedrooms, includes a built-in ironing board.

For a study plan of the AZALEA 2 (330-02), send $5 to Landmark Designs, P.O. Box 2307, Eugene, OR 97402. (Be sure to specify plan name and number when ordering.) Designers, architects and readers with plans they would like to see featured also are invited to contact Landmark.