Prairie style gets update

Oklahoman Published: January 31, 2009
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The Creekstone’s exterior embodies what people think of when describing a typical Prairie-style home. You can see it in the low-pitched hipped roof, overhanging eaves and massive squared porch supports.

But this is an update of that style, so the interior is fully in tune with the wants and needs of a 21st-century family.

Its lofty front porch features a 10-foot ceiling, and inside the foyer ceiling is equally high. Double doors on the right open into an office.

Across the hall, another set of doors leads into an even larger space that could be furnished as either a parlor or dining room. A hutch nestles into an alcove at the rear where a pocket door provides a close link to the kitchen.

Heading straight ahead through the foyer takes you into the great room. But before arriving there, you pass an opening on the right that leads to secondary bedrooms and a two-section bathroom.

The longer hallway on the left is lined with closets and an entry hutch. It runs past the kitchen plus a powder room and a utility room before terminating in a luxurious owners’ suite with a walk-in closet.

Family gathering places flow together at the rear, where light spills in through windows on both sides of the vaulted great room’s gas fireplace.

For a review plan, including scaled floor plans, elevations, section and artist’s conception, send $25 to Associated Designs, 1100 Jacobs Drive, Eugene, OR, 97402. Please specify the Creekstone 30-708 and include a return address when ordering. For more information, call (800) 634-0123.