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Empty Nest

Plan 77085LD

  • 1,459

    Heated s.f.

  • 3

    Beds

  • 2

    Baths

  • 1

    Stories

  • 2

    Cars

  • Lofty brick columns flank the high, gabled entryway of this ranch house plan, giving a stately and spacious feel to a home plan that is actually on the small side. The brick facade and cultured stone sill on the front, windows positively exude solidity and permanence while the arched garage doors and window, as well as the round window, add grace.
  • Designed primarily with empty, or nearly empty, nesters in mind, the home plan is compact and easy to care for. Once inside there are no difficult flights of steps to negotiate, and, if desired, the entry steps could be replaced by a gently sloping walkway.
  • Inside, the sense of spaciousness carries over. Windows, which arch over and around the front door, flood the one-and-a-half story, vaulted entry area with warm, natural light. More windows form most of one wall of the wide, open great room, which combines the kitchen, dining, and living areas. Had the designer walled each room separately, following the traditional norm, this home plan would not be nearly so inviting.
  • A covered deck, accessed from the great room by sliding glass doors, invites outdoor living when the weather is mild. The master suite also opens onto the deck.
  • An angled extension on the eating bar creates more seating while giving a unique shape to the basically U-shaped kitchen. And the placement of the sink and dishwasher in the eating bar insures that those doing clean-up tasks need not be cut off from the rest of the room. Ample storage is available in cupboards and pantry.
  • For increased privacy, the master suite is located on the opposite side of the family living area from the other two bedrooms. Each sleeping area has its own bathroom.
  • A utility room is tucked between the garage and bedrooms.

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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 

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.

Building Code

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.

Engineering

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.

Floor Plan

Plan details

 

Empty Nest

  • 1,459

    Heated s.f.

  • 3

    Beds

  • 2

    Baths

  • 1

    Floors

  • 2

    Car garage

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  • 5 Sets $800
  • Reproducible Set $850
  • PDF - single-use $850
  • 8 Sets $950
  • CAD $1,500
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About This Plan

  • Lofty brick columns flank the high, gabled entryway of this ranch house plan, giving a stately and spacious feel to a home plan that is actually on the small side. The brick facade and cultured stone sill on the front, windows positively exude solidity and permanence while the arched garage doors and window, as well as the round window, add grace.
  • Designed primarily with empty, or nearly empty, nesters in mind, the home plan is compact and easy to care for. Once inside there are no difficult flights of steps to negotiate, and, if desired, the entry steps could be replaced by a gently sloping walkway.
  • Inside, the sense of spaciousness carries over. Windows, which arch over and around the front door, flood the one-and-a-half story, vaulted entry area with warm, natural light. More windows form most of one wall of the wide, open great room, which combines the kitchen, dining, and living areas. Had the designer walled each room separately, following the traditional norm, this home plan would not be nearly so inviting.
  • A covered deck, accessed from the great room by sliding glass doors, invites outdoor living when the weather is mild. The master suite also opens onto the deck.
  • An angled extension on the eating bar creates more seating while giving a unique shape to the basically U-shaped kitchen. And the placement of the sink and dishwasher in the eating bar insures that those doing clean-up tasks need not be cut off from the rest of the room. Ample storage is available in cupboards and pantry.
  • For increased privacy, the master suite is located on the opposite side of the family living area from the other two bedrooms. Each sleeping area has its own bathroom.
  • A utility room is tucked between the garage and bedrooms.

Floor Plans

  • Main Level

Plan Details

Square Footage Breakdown

  • Total Heated Area: 1,459 sq. ft.
  • 1st Floor: 1,459 sq. ft.

Beds/Baths

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full bathrooms: 2

Foundation Type

    • Standard Foundations: Crawl
    • Optional Foundations: Basement, Slab

Exterior Walls

  • Standard Type(s): 2x6

Dimensions

  • Width: 54' 0"
  • Depth: 56' 0"
  • Max ridge height: 19' 1"

Garage

  • Type: Attached
  • Area: 567 sq. ft.
  • Count: 2 Cars
  • Entry Location: Front

Ceiling Heights

  • Floor / Height: First Floor / 8' 0"

Roof

  • Primary Pitch: 8 on 12
  • Framing Type: Stick and Truss
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