When built to specs, this right-sized energy-smart 4 bedroom house plan saves you 40% to 50% on your energy bills.
In this net-zero-ready design, the AC/Heating equipment is designed within the A/C conditioned spaces through the use of chases strategically designed below the attic space. The result is 10' volume ceilings and huge energy savings.
An addditional energy-saving feature is the use of raised heel trusses offering more effective attic insulation and deeper overhangs and porches to shade windows.
Additionally, California Corners and 2x6 framing enables the use of greater exterior wall insulation and roof real estate is optimized - particularly in the rear of the home - in case a power-producing PV array and/or solar hot water system is added.
Naturally lit spaces - like the gourmet kitchen with light-gathering transom windows - make this home plan feel much larger than the living area shows.
High above the great room is a coffered beam ceiling. A dramatic open staircase leads up to the loft and comfortable guest bedrooms.
The den, also topped with the coffered beam ceiling, has access through the covered front porch and it's own full bath should a fifth bedroom be needed.
Related Plans: Gain a bonus room off Guest Bed 2 with house plan 33097ZR.
SHEET – / INDEX / SITE PLAN - The Cover sheet contains an
index of the sheets that will follow in the ESHP design development set of
plans. It will also include a gray scale elevation or rendering depicting the
look of the front of the home, and overall roof plan.
WALL SECTIONS -The Wall
Section sheet depicts one or more sections of the home’s exterior walls from
the foundation to the roof, calling out all materials and construction specifics.
FOUNDATION PLAN - The Foundation Plan sheet shows
the home’s foundation layout depicting plumbing, footing, support walls,
columns, etc., calling out the necessary notes, dimensions and details.
SECOND FLOOR FRAMING (where appropriate) - The
Second Floor Framing sheet shows important locations of beams and load-bearing
conditions, as well as the floor truss spacing and direction. The Second Floor
Framing Plan is meant as general information for the truss manufacturer.
FLOOR PLANS - The Floor Plan sheet(s), show
a detailed layout of the floor plans with dimensions, notes, call outs and keys
relating to sheets with sections and details needed by your builder for
construction. These plans will include window and door sizes and locations, and
will also show the location of bathroom fixtures.
ROOF PLAN & SOFFIT (CHASE LAYOUT) PLAN - The
Roof Plan sheet is a general layout of the home’s roof. It is meant as general
information for the truss manufacturer and framing contractor. This sheet
also contains the location and size of the dropped soffits housing the
forced-air chases. (Ducts in Conditioned Space – DICS) Energy Smart Home Plans
is the only design company that offers this information for those seeking truly
CEILING PLAN - The reflected ceiling plan shows all ceiling heights,
treatments, and details including necessary notes.
ELEVATIONS - The Exterior Elevation sheet(s) depict elevations for all sides
of the home, showing dimensions and material notes and exterior detailing where
SECTION & INTERIOR ELEVATIONS - The Cross Section sheet
depicts a section through the home revealing floor, ceiling and roof heights at
a strategic location. The Interior Elevation sheet shows conceptual interior
wall elevations for the Kitchen, Bathrooms, Utility Room as well as built-ins,
fireplaces and other unique interior features as per design. (Interior elevations may not be
available for all stock plans.)
PLAN - The Electrical Plan sheet shows suggested wiring and location of
fixtures (lighting, ceiling fans, etc.), switches and outlets. This plan does
not contain diagrams detailing how all wiring should be run, or how circuits
should be engineered. Your electrician should work out these details