Rolling arches, Spanish-style banisters, and floor-to-ceiling windows recall the elegance of the Mediterranean style. This version suits developments where land is precious and lots are narrow and deep. The front porch and upper balcony soften the two-story exterior, gently ushering traffic into the foyer. To one side, a beautiful arch frames a view of the great room, with its beam ceiling and fireplace.
Beyond, the elegant kitchen and a two-story dining room steal the scene. Ceiling beams delineate the kitchen, which includes two sinks and space for a wide refrigerator and a professional range. A lower-level wine cellar aids the entertaining capacity of the kitchen and dining room.
The living areas wrap around and open to a side courtyard, which includes an outdoor fireplace. With the addition of a privacy fence, the courtyard will grant privacy and serenity within close-knit urban areas and developments.
The master suite is a sanctuary at the rear of the home, connecting to a soothing bath with spa tub, a dual-sink vanity, and a spacious walk-in closet.
A wrap-around staircase in the dining room leads to the upper-level, which is devoted to three additional bedrooms, a game room, and three baths.
Midway up the staircase, nonetheless, is a peaceful reprieve - the library. Its fireplace, arched window, and luxurious built-ins make the space a retreat for children and adults alike.
Related Plan: For an alternate elevation, see house plan 69094AM.
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.