This commanding passive-solar home plan was designed to conform to the slope of the lot with a garage for a truck with camper on the lowest level 1 and a garage entering from the side seven feet higher on the lot at level 3. You enter this home past planting areas to a covered porch at level 2.
There is direct access to a large home office as well as the foyer with a 21'-high arched ceiling. This level also includes the guest room, bath, and utility room. Up the next half flight of stairs takes you to the exercise room on level 4. Continue up another half flight of stairs turn left and experience a large open master suite with south glass and view, on level 5.
Go back to the bridge crossing the entry and you are in a true great room with 10' ceilings, indirect lighting, fireplace, entertainment center, and a wrap around deck that takes you back to the sitting area of the master suite. This is a very fun, unique home for adventurous homeowners.
This home was built with 4 zones of radiant floor heat. The house was heated and cooled with an air-to-water heat pump. The energy recovery ventilation system was expanded to include a hydronic coil for forced-air cooling to the upper level.
Added Bonus: This Green House Plan comes with a heating, cooling, and ventilation design layout and our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and cost-effective, energy-saving features information.
All of our plans are designed by licensed architects and residential building designers. Each plan is designed to meet nationally recognized building codes for the year they were created.
No two plans are the same. We strongly encourage you to contact us for the contents of any plan you may be interested in purchasing.
Below is a listing of sheets typically included in our plans:
Foundation Plan ‐ shows the foundation details.
Floor Plan ‐ shows the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc. of each level of the house.
Exterior Elevations ‐ show the front, rear and sides of the house, including exterior materials, details and roof pitches.
Building Cross Section ‐ shows details of the house as though it were cut in slices from the roof to the foundation. The cross sections detail the construction of the home, insulation, flooring and roofing.
Interior Elevations (when available) ‐ show the details of cabinets such as those found in the kitchen, bathroom and utility room, fireplaces and other special interior features.
Roof Plan ‐ provides a bird’s eye view of the roof's valleys, ridges and dormers, if applicable
Electrical Plan (when available) ‐ shows the suggested locations for fixtures and outlets. Please contact us to see if an electrical plan is included in the plan set.
Notes & Details ‐ provides information for structural specifications, excavating and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry and wood specifications, thermal and moisture protection and specifications about drywall, tile, flooring, glazing, caulking and sealants.
All of our plans are designed to provide the information needed to build your home. Because of the wide range of requirements throughout states and municipalities, it is possible that the plans may not have all of the information required by your building department. If this is the case, we recommend hiring a local design professional or engineer who can assist bringing the plans up to your local building code.
Some states require that a licensed architect or engineer review and stamp the plans. If this is the case where you will be building, a local professional will be able to assist you.
Important Extras: Sold separately
Readable reverse Plans ‐ The layout is reversed and all the writing is corrected so you can read the writing. With this option, all of your sets will appear the way you want to build the home. This option is available for an additional charge.
Mirror Reverse Plans ‐ The lettering and dimensions will read backwards, so you will need to order at least one set non-reversed as a reference copy.
Itemized List of Materials (when available) ‐ includes the quantity, type and size of materials needed to build your home.