From the front, the Forsythia has the appearance of a typical contemporary ranch-style home. An overview of the floor plan tells a different story. A large, dramatic hexagonal space forms its core, with wings jutting out to the right and left.
This house offers wide views to the rear, making it ideal for construction as a vacation home with a view. But it lends itself just as well to construction in a more urban environment, with a view of a nicely landscaped backyard.
Twin framed columns support the roof of the high covered porch. Double doors open onto a high-ceilinged entrance, naturally lit by a large transom. An art niche is in front and to the right; an open passage is in front and to the left. It leads directly to the bright and airy Great Hall, where six pie-shaped ceiling sections slope to a central peak.
Windows, wide and tall, fill most of the three sections of the back wall, offering breathtaking views from anywhere in the Great Room. A freestanding wood stove provides heat when needed.
Countertops wrap around all four sides of the G-shaped kitchen. A long sloping counter opens to the great room, while a raised bar borders another peninsular counter. The sink and dishwasher are integrated on the kitchen side.
The Forsythia owners suite occupies the entire left wing, where it serves as a quiet retreat. Sliding doors in the arched sleeping area provide direct access to the aft deck. The bathroom amenities include: a large walk-in closet, a spa bath with shower head and a completely private toilet.
Secondary bedrooms, a bathroom and a utility room are located in the right wing.
Associated Designs is the original source for Forsythia 10-426. For more information or to view other models, visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.