Homes that are economical to build, yet designed for family living, are the stuff that dreams are made of. This compact, single-story, 1,380-square foot, three-bedroom house offers plenty of comfort plus the convenience of two full baths and an abundance of closet and storage space.

From a recessed entry that has a pair of closets, a hallway leads past a sunken living room to a kitchen and family room or to a cluster of three bedrooms. Centered in a wall separating the garage from the living room is a cozy fireplace. A vaulted ceiling creates an atmosphere of spaciousness, which is heightened by clerestory windows that flood the living room with natural light and make the outdoors a visual extension of the room.

Two steps up from the living room is a family room. Counter space that doubles as a serving area separates the family room fron the kitchen. Good layout, generous workspace and windows overlooking a rear deck make the kitchen a comfortable woekplace for any homemaker. From the family room, sliding glass doors provide easy access to the rear deck. A convenient laundry room and an all-purpose room, both of which can be reached easily from the family room, lie behind an attached, two-car garage.

The master bedroom has a rear sun deck, with access through sliding doors, and a full, private bath. Two additional bedrooms facing front have large bay windows that open them to light and views.

The Anderson windows and gliding doors combine energy conservation with the convenience of low maintenence. The overall width of this modest-sized home is 69 feet, which permits its use on a plot with 100 foot frontage. Its depth, not including the rear decks, measures 31 feet.

Four copies of working plans are available for $75. A list of building materials is available for an additional $10. Orders or inquiries should be addressed to Home Building Plan Service, 2235 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland, Ore. 97232.