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HOMESTYLE OF THE WEEK: JEFFS

Country styling is clear in the wide wrap-around porch of the Jeffs. But inside, this 1 1/2 story is totally contemporary.

At the center of the home, lofty vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan give a first impression of spaciousness in the dining room and family room. And although ceilings are lower in the other rooms, most of the other rooms are also quite large. The only small rooms in this home are the half-bath and the adjacent utility room.Straight ahead of the French door entryway, a U-shaped stairway with polished colonial wood dowel posts and banister leads upstairs, visually separating the dining room from the family room. Due to its unconventional placement in the center of the room, a bridge at the top connects the stairway to the two upstairs bedrooms. The vantage points created by the stairs andbridge serve as lofty perches for watching and joining the action below.

Another set of French doors opens into a parlor with a colonial fireplace, a long mantel and built-in bookcases, while the entire area is illuminated by a wide bay window.

Sliding glass doors fill the nook with light and offer easy access to the patio for outdoor dining when the weather is inviting. A wood stove is nestled in the far corner of the family room.

The master suite includes a huge walk-in closet, shower and spa. It has two lavatories, one inside the water closet and the other next to the spa.

Both of the upstairs bedrooms are large and one has a vaulted ceiling. An extra vanity in the shared bathroom provides additional make-up space outside the bathroom, a definite plus with teens.

For a study plan of the Jeffs (400-28), send $7.50 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 features also are invite to contact Landmark.