Board-and-batten and shingle siding are accompanied by an over-the-garage pergola. Its whole framework exudes a sense of welcome and unassuming comfort.
Everyday happenings will converge in the main-level living areas of the kitchen, dining room, and great room, where traffic flows easily between the open rooms. An island with a snack bar defines the work and social spaces of the kitchen. The dining room is tucked between windows and a set of patio doors that lead to the backyard. The wide-open social great room is juxtaposed by the privacy of an adjacent den. Uniting the two is a see-through fireplace, flanked by media built-ins for the great-room and double doors for the den.
Interesting ceilings throughout provide visual interplay. The great room has a vaulted ceiling, which sets it apart from the nearby kitchen and dining room to which it opens. The master suite also features a vaulted ceiling, courtesy of a front-facing gable roof. In addition, all of the upper-level bedrooms have sloped ceilings, which underscore the sense of coziness that permeates the home.
Practical aspects of the home include a tandem three-car garage, under-the-staircase storage, a kitchen planning desk, and a pantry. Little luxuries include a loft overlooking the foyer and great-room, a casual second living space on the upper-level (games room), and a spa tub in the master suite.
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.