Dramatic design coupled with elegant architectural detailing brings this comfortable home a lovely facade. A swoop roof highlights the porch and entry. Cedar batten panels accent cedar shingles and stone (along the foundation line).
Inside, the formal dining room, accented with columns and a den with built-ins flank the central foyer. The dining room is connected to the kitchen by a convenient butler's pantry. The great room rises two stories and has a fireplace flanked by built-ins.
In the right wing are the kitchen, nook and service entry with laundry. A three-car garage is reached from just beyond the laundry. The kitchen features an island with prep sink and walk-in pantry. A rear patio can be accessed from the nook.
The left wing is dedicated to the master suite. An extensive bath, with spa tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet complements the master salon, which features a tray ceiling and large window overlooking the rear yard.
Family bedrooms are on the second floor. There are two sharing a full bath with double sinks. A games room opens through double doors just off the loft library.
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.
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.