Paying tribute to the charming bungalows designed by California architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, this efficient home plan design allows even those on a budget to enjoy great style.
Gable-end brackets and rafter tails punctuate the roof line on all sides of the home and are offset by horizontal lap siding in varying widths. Stone-clad pedestals provide solid support for the flared columns of the front porch resulting in an authentic look.
Like many of the early Craftsman homes, the design is efficient and the footprint is square which helps control building costs. The living spaces flow together at the rear of the home and are replete with amenities. The kitchen includes an island counter, the dining room offers a built-in hutch and French doors, and the great room provides a fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and built-in cabinets.
An office, powder room, and laundry room are clustered together at the front of the main level.
The upper level contains three bedrooms placed at separate ends of the staircase landing and hallway for privacy. The master suite includes a wall of windows with transoms, a walk-in closet, and a private bath with large shower. The secondary bedrooms share a bath that has separate compartments for the sink and the tub and toilet.
In the basement version, the stairs run under the ones going up eliminating the small under-stair storage area.
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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.