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Great retirement or starter home

Published Feb. 28, 1998|Updated Sep. 12, 2005

(ran HS)

This two-bedroom-plus loft home, only 41 feet wide, looks and performs equally well in a suburban setting or a recreational site. It has a gabled and partial hip roof lines, horizontal board siding, an arched window and an angled front entry. Wood decks are accessible from the dining area and the front bedroom.

The front entry leads into the vaulted-ceiling great room, with a corner fireplace and a front window wall with a clerestory strip above. The angled dining area flows from the great room and has a tall, arched window. Along the back of the house are the corridor kitchen, mud room and a utility room. Two bedrooms along the other end wall and a full bathroom complete the 1,095-square-foot main floor.

Open stairs between the dining area and kitchen lead to the 390-square-foot vaulted ceiling loft room. The loft has a full bathroom and can be used as a guest room, another bedroom, a craft room or a home office. In the daylight basement version of the home, stairs are added under the loft stairway. A garage is optional at the back of the house, with a doorway into the mud room.

For building cost information, please contact a local building contractor. All plans are carefully designed and detailed 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 inquiries to Piercy & Barclay Designers Inc., 7080 SW Fir Loop, Suite 100, Tigard, OR 97223, or call (800) 772-7225 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Order Plan FLP 654-A without a basement or Plan FLP 654-D with a daylight basement. A set of five professionally drawn plans (for financing, permit and construction) is $350 for Plan FLP 654-A or $375 for Plan FLP 654-D. A material list is $75. Add $15 for postage to plan orders. A study print (four exterior elevations and floor plans) is $20, postage included. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery. All sales are final.

Other plans are available in plan books. Call the toll-free number for a free brochure about the plan books or see another plan inventory on our Web site (


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