Timeless French country touches warm the luxurious proportions of the exterior. The straightforward mix of stone and lap siding is a classic look that will never go out of style.
The 20-foot-long dining room will ensure the whole family a place at the table for holiday dinners. There also will be plenty of room to mingle about in the spacious great room and kitchen.
The 25x18-foot great-room features a beamed ceiling, built-in shelves, a media center, and a fireplace.
The long kitchen island isolates the cooking spaces of the kitchen, allowing guests a perch at one of the five snack bar seating spaces.
The master suite, an office, and a large laundry room fill up one wing of the plan. The master suite includes a large dressing closet with built-in dresser. Like the great room, it features a beamed ceiling and also includes a tall arched window that takes up the rear wall. Built-in shelves in the office across the hall will help stave off untidy messes.
Other practical features are built into the main-level as well, including a large mudroom off the garage and a huge storage area sandwiched between the garage and rear of the home. It's ideal for tool storage and gardening equipment.
A bonus room above the garage provides even more space to stash goods.
The showcases of the lower level are the game room and a media room. Located below the ground with no access to windows, the media room is the ideal place to create a home theater. The game room is a casual hang-out spot, where guests can get away, or older children can have privacy.
The rest of the lower level is devoted to four bedrooms and three baths.
Exterior Elevations: In addition to the front exterior, your
drawing set will include drawings of the rear and sides of your house as well.
These drawings give notes on exterior materials and finishes. Particular
attention is given to cornice detail, brick and stone accents, or other finish
items that make your home unique.
Foundation Plan: The foundation page dimensions, concrete
walls, footings, pads, posts, beams, bearing walls, and any stepped foundation
information along with any retaining wall info (schematic only). A typical wall
section for the home is also usually included on this page (if not, it is
elsewhere in your plan set, as space allows). If your plan features a poured
concrete slab rather than a basement or crawlspace, the foundation page shows
footings and details for the slab, and includes plumbing locations.
Floor Plan(s): Exterior and interior wall framing, and
windows/doors are dimensioned. Room sizes are indicated and any beams, posts
and structural bearing points are called out. The floor plans include an
electrical legend, and electrical fittings, lights and outlets are shown. Floor
Plans will also indicate cross–section details (provided on the sections page)
and show any special framing details applicable to the design. Cabinet elevations
are included for kitchen and bathrooms; some designs feature cabinet elevations
for design–related built–ins too.
Building Sections: Building sections show changes in
floor, ceiling, or roof height, and the relationship of one level to another. Our
section pages also show how the stairs are calculated (if there are some!) and
depict roof and foundation members. We try and draw sections to show the most
useful information — choosing locations where there are elements you or your
contractor might need clarification on.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Sections and elevations depict the standard foundation only.
Roof Plan: Roof framing or truss directions are
shown, slope directions are indicated and structural members are sized and
called out if applicable. The gravity loads used to calculate the rafters,
beams and posts are indicated , and we also show gutters, downspouts, and any
roof venting required for your home.
Notes and Details
home comes detailed to meet the requirements of the latest adopted version of
the ‘International Residential Code’, and our notes and details pages outline
all the elements applicable to the design of your home. Compliance with further
standards may need to be incorporated into your plan set, depending on the
requirements of your building department — these are usually done locally.