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FLOOR PLAN: NETHERY

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A stucco exterior, accent windows and a red tile roof give a French Mediterranean flavor to the Nethery. Enter into this stately home and slender columned archways grace the passages between each of the family living areas. Another set of columns, in the master suite, add a surprise touch of elegance to the spa.

The large family room is at the hub of the home. A French see-through fireplace connects the family room to the front parlor, offering enjoyment of fires from either room.You can park the car in the garage and carry groceries right into a kitchen that has a central cooking island and a roomy step-in pantry. There's room enough in this big kitchen for a freezer as well as a refrigerator, and the nearby nook is awash in light from two walls of windows. One of the walls is actually sliding glass doors, allowing meals to move outside, weather permitting. On more formal occasions, meals can be served in the adjacent dining room.

The master suite is also on the main floor. This arrangement provides privacy for couples with children, and allows empty nesters to confine their daily lives to the lower level, leaving the upstairs for visiting grandchildren and other overnight guests. The master suite features huge his and her walk-in closets, twin basins, shower and private spa for relaxing after a long day. Two more full bathrooms and a handy utility room, accessible to the garage, complete the first floor design.

An open stairway curves up one side of an entryway that is vaulted to the second floor, providing a view of the foyer from the landing at the top. Three large rooms upstairs, each with ample closet space, could function as bedrooms or put to use as a sewing room, music room, etc. The upper floor plan also includes a good-sized bathroom with shower, tub and twin vanities. Extra storage room is available in the hallway, along with a built-in desk.

For a study kit of the Nethery (401-75), send $9 to Landmark Designs, P.O. Box 2307-DN84, Eugene, OR 97402 (be sure to specify plan name and number). For a collection of plan books featuring Landmark's most popular home plans, send $20 to Landmark.