From the stunning two-story foyer, step into the formal living and dining rooms, distinguished by tall tray ceilings, arch-top windows, and a fireplace. Columns and an overhead plant shelf divide the rooms.
Comfortable family spaces span the rear of the home, cheered by a fireplace in the family room. Every cook will rave about the gourmet kitchen, which features a countertop garage for small appliances, a walk-in pantry, a planning desk, and a central island with a cooktop and snack counter. A dumbwaiter (optional) near the full-service laundry room takes the exertion out of grocery shopping. Load your packages on the dumbwaiter in the lower floor garage and it hoists them to the main floor. That's not the only surprise in this home.
Both adults and children will be enchanted by the secret opening in the den. Use the space for storage or as a hideaway. A versatile room at the front of the home can serve as a media room, bedroom, office, playroom, or whatever your household needs. It's adjacent to a bath with a shower.
The top floor houses three bedrooms, a full bath, two linen closets, and the master suite. The dreamy suite features a tray ceiling in the bedroom and a vaulted ceiling in the bath. The bath is equipped with a shower and a whirlpool tub set beneath arch-top windows. Attic storage space is accessible from the walk-in closet.
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.