Standing as tall and upright as a historic row house, this narrow design fits the bill for a small city in-fill lot that's located on a hillside.
With the garage tucked under the living levels, the home is just 40 feet wide and only 42 feet deep'ideal for a compact lot.
Rising up from the curbside, the front door opens to a roomy foyer with a coat closet. A landing beyond provides access to a den behind double doors, or to a staircase that leads into the main living spaces.
The kitchen, great room, and dining room form one open space.
An island defines the kitchen area and provides snack bar seating for family and guests.
Light and outdoor views fill the dining space through an adjacent set of patio doors.
The great-room includes a built-in media center and a triple window. A bedroom and a full bath also are on the same level.
A U-shape staircase leads to a third level that houses two additional bedrooms and the laundry room.
Angled double doors open to the master suite, which provides two closets, a dual-sink vanity, and separate tub and shower.
The laundry room and two linen closets help stave off clutter.
Related Plan: For an alternate version, see house plan 69132AM.
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.