People who feel drawn to simplicity will find much to appreciate in this home plan. Call it a cabin, a bungalow or a vacation retreat. Whichever designation you chose, this home is charming. And being small, it's as economical to build as it is to maintain.
Slender wooden posts support and define a long front porch that wraps around to the right. Exposed rafter tails along the roof's edge create visual interest there, while cedar shake shingles give a rustic texture to the exterior, above the batt and board siding.
Entering, you step through one of the two atrium doors into a surprisingly large and sunny vaulted great room. Windows line much of the side wall, and a kitchen with a large work island fills the rear. If a wood or gas flame stove is part of your dream, the front corner by the door is an ideal location.
A stacked washer/dryer is nearby, hidden behind doors that front the hallway leading to the back porch. Shelves fill the other half of the alcove. Its lower half could be outfitted with a folding counter atop storage cabinets. More storage is available in a smaller alcove across from the bathroom.
Two rooms fill the rest of the left side. The house plan's front bedroom is larger and boasts a wide closet. The second room could be used as a study or another bedroom. A pull-down ladder there provides handy attic access.
In the basement version, the width of the home is extended 4' and the basement stairs will run in the great room alongside the master bedroom wall.
Each plan set is
drawn at 1/4"=1' scale and includes the following drawings:
artist's drawing of the home, usually viewed from the front, and general
the front, sides, and rear, including exterior materials, trim sizes, roof
placement and dimensions of walls, doors, & windows. Includes the
location of appliances, plumbing fixtures, beams, ceiling heights, etc.
Plan (if any) Shows
the second floor in the same detail as the main floor. Includes second floor
framing and details.
the location of all concrete footings, floor beams, first floor framing, and
foundation details. If there is a basement, a basement plan is included which
shows all basement details. Foundation types vary; please call to confirm the
foundation type of the plan you are interested in.
roof outlines, conventional framing/trusses, beams, roof framing details,
etc. Specific details such as fireplaces, stairways, decks, etc. Details are
drawn at 1/2" = 1' scale, and appear as needed throughout the prints.
a cross-section of the home. Shows support members, exterior and interior
materials, insulation, and foundation.
schematic layout of all lighting, switches and electrical outlets.