Battens and shutters give a cottage-like charm to this compact ranch home plan that is economical to build. Designed for construction on a side slope, it could just as easily be built on a flat lot. Plans also call for a full basement, undeveloped space that could be used for storage, or converted to additional living space as needed.
An airlock entryway, complete with built-in seat, minimizes warm air loss in winter.
Family living areas are informal. Only a half-wall separates the entry hall from the living room. A woodstove is tucked in a brick-faced corner. In addition to adding visual interest, brick also holds heat and continues to radiate warmth long after a fire has faded to ash.
The kitchen is next to an area that could be outfitted as either a dining or family room. Range and oven are located in the eating bar - a convenient arrangement for serving meals on the run - and glass double doors open onto a deck. Pocket doors hide a closet cubby, plumbed to handle a washer and dryer. Some families, however, might prefer to put a desk here and keep the family computer where all can have equal access.
The master bedroom has a bathroom with a shower and the other two bedrooms share a larger bathroom outfitted with a tub.
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:
shows the foundation details.
shows the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc. of each level of the house.
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.
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.