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Decked out with space

Diagonal and vertical siding and a central dormer accent the long gable roof lines of this multistory contemporary home, which gains energy efficiency through judicious placement of its windows. The only window on the front facade, optimally facing east, is the dormer window, and there are no windows on the north-facing wall. The windows on the other walls, facing south and west, gather the low winter sun's warmth, and are shaded by wide overhangs in the summer. A patio and three decks, the largest with a built-in spa, orient the 2,145-square-foot home to outdoor living. From the sheltered entry porch, a central hallway sorts traffic to the living areas and the master bedroom suite on the 1,320-square-foot main floor, and to the stairs leading to the 825-square-foot upper floor or to the 1,161-square-foot daylight basement.

Immediately off the hallway is the kitchen, with adjacent utility room and a pantry. An eating bar separates the kitchen from the dining area, sliding glass doors open off the dining room to a wood deck, convenient for outdoor eating. A railing separates the dining room from the sunken great room, with a vaulted ceiling and stone-hearthed fireplace.

A larger, multilevel wood deck wraps around the great room and has a built-in spa shielded by a wood privacy screen. This deck is accessible from the great room and master bedroom, and also shelters the patio below. The master bedroom completes the main floor and includes a spa tub and separate shower, walk-in wardrobe, dressing area and a bathroom that also has a door opening to the hallway. The spa tub and wardrobe are brightened with the skylights.

One bedroom on the upper floor has a private viewing deck and walk-in wardrobe, and shares a bath with two more bedrooms. In the daylight basement version, the fifth bedroom could be used for a den or crafts room, and there is a full bathroom. The recreation room has a fireplace and opens to the patio. A large storage area or shop completes this floor.

For building cost information, please contact your local building contractors. All plans are carefully drawn and engineered to comply with the Uniform Building Code. Local building codes, if more stringent than the UBC, may require additional drawings or engineering, which are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Address inquires to Piercy and Barclay Designers Inc., 7080 SW Fir Loop, Suite 100, Tigard, Ore. 97223. Monday-Friday only call (800) 772-7225. Order plan FLP 235-A without basement or FLP 235-D with daylight basement.

One set of professionally drawn plans (not for construction, non-refundable) is $145 for FLP 235-A and $160 for FLP 235-D. The one set can be returned for credit toward the four-set purchase only. A set of four professionally drawn plans (for financing, permit filing and construction) is $290 for FLP 235-A and $315 for FLP 235-D. A material list is $30.

Add $10 postage to plan orders. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery. All sales are final.