This dramatic house plan is designed to take full advantage of a panoramic view. Built on a plot of beach or lake-front land, this small home lets you continue enjoying the out-of-doors even when you have to come inside.
Stacks of glass fill most of the wall space on three sides of the lofty vaulted great room. Sliding French doors on two sides provide cross ventilation and open onto a cool, statuesque colonnade that wraps around this dramatic living area.
A large fireplace separates the great room from the dining room and serves as a warm focal point on chilly days. The ceiling in front of the fireplace is higher than the rest of the great room -- a full two stories up. The hearth can be overlooked from vantage points on either side of the wide chimney that stretches upward in front of the second floor loft. Outfitted with bunks, the loft can provide additional sleeping space, when needed.
The U-shaped kitchen is brightened by a bay window and has plenty of counter space. A compact, piggyback washer/dryer combination is nestled in an alcove under the stairs. Sliding doors open onto a small back patio shaded by a wooden arbor. This area could be screened in if so desired.
Both the lower and upper bedrooms have bathrooms and walk-in closets. The upper bathroom is slightly larger and has a corner shower. The compartmentalized lower bathroom allows one person to perform grooming activities at the basin while another uses the tub or toilet in complete privacy.
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.