Open Cottage House Plan

Plan 18238BE

  • 3,994

    Heated s.f.

  • 3-5

    Beds

  • 4

    Baths

  • 2

    Stories

  • 2

    Cars

  • The vaulted spaces - foyer, living & dining rooms, and kitchen - add comfortable volume to nicely proportioned room sizes.
  • Abundant windows maximize views and natural light. The dormer over the foyer brings additional light into the living, dining and kitchen areas.
  • Wide hallways and doorways make for easy traffic flow, even for those that need Barrier Free Access. The front flex room off the foyer is perfect for a den or home office.
  • The kitchen is designed for both efficiency and aesthetics. The large island aids in food preparation, additional storage and allows for a nice seating area. There are both pantry cabinets and a spacious closet pantry.
  • The owners' suite has access to the rear deck and the handsome master bath has an extra spacious shower. Across the home the room can serve as a bedroom or den (as shown in the photo).
  • A second floor guest suite has has its own living room and kitchen and is accessed by stair or elevator.
  • The lower level is packed with a family room and game room and up to two bedrooms plus workshop.
  • The 2-car garage is wider and deeper than most garages, with 10'-wide by 8'-high doors.
  • Related Plans: Get a smaller version with house plan 18223BE (3,432 sq. ft.) and 18245BE (3,253 sq. ft. with dramatic screened porch off the master bedroom).
  • Save money with second floor bonus space you can finish later with house plan 18222BE (1,634 sq. ft.) and with an unfinished lower level with house plan 18221BE (2,339 sq. ft.).
  • Get 3 bedrooms on the main floor with house plans with house plans 18290BE (with bonus level suite) and 18241BE (no bonus level).
  • Get a 3-car garage with house plan 18249BE.

What is Included in Our Plans?

We work with hundreds of designer and architects who work in a variety of styles.  It is important to note their plan packages may contain different details so we strongly encourage you to contact us for the contents of any plan you may be interested in purchasing.

Below is a listing of sheets typically included in our plans:

Foundation Plan

shows the foundation details.

Floor Plan

shows the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc. of each level of the house.

Exterior Elevations

show the front, rear and sides of the house, including exterior materials, details and roof pitches.

Building Cross Section

shows details of the house as though it were cut in slices from the roof to the foundation. The cross sections detail the construction of the home, insulation, flooring and roofing.

Interior Elevations 

show the details of cabinets such as those found in the kitchen, bathroom and utility room, fireplaces and other special interior features.

Roof Plan

provides a bird's eye view of the roof's valleys, ridges and dormers, if applicable

Electrical Plan (when available)

shows the suggested locations for fixtures and outlets. Please contact us to see if an electrical plan is included in the plan set.

Notes & Details

provides information for structural specifications, excavating and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry and wood specifications, thermal and moisture protection and specifications about drywall, tile, flooring, glazing, caulking and sealants.

What is not included in the plans:

  •           Architectural or Engineering Stamp
  •           Site Plan
  •           Mechanical Drawings (location of heating and air equipment and duct work)
  •           Plumbing Drawings (drawings showing the actual plumbing pipe sizes and locations)
  •           Framing layouts with beam sizes and locations
  •           Energy calculations
  •           Materials list - MAY be available as a purchasable option under the "Options" tab

Building Code

Because of the wide range of requirements throughout states and municipalities, it is possible that the plans may not have all of the information required by your building department. If this is the case, we recommend hiring a local design professional or engineer who can assist bringing the plans up to your local building code.

Engineering

Some states require that a licensed architect or engineer review and stamp the plans. If this is the case where you will be building, a local professional will be able to assist you.

Important Extras: Sold separately

Readable reverse Plans

The layout is reversed and all the writing is corrected so you can read the writing. With this option, all of your sets will appear the way you want to build the home. This option is available for an additional charge.

Mirror Reverse Plans

The lettering and dimensions will read backwards, so you will need to order at least one set non-reversed as a reference copy.

Itemized List of Materials (when available)

Includes the quantity, type and size of materials needed to build your home.

Floor Plan

NOTE:
If you want to purchase this plan in reverse, please select "readable reverse" or "mirror reverse" under Options above.
Open Cottage House Plan - 18238BE floor plan - Main Level
NOTE:
If you want to purchase this plan in reverse, please select "readable reverse" or "mirror reverse" under Options above.
Open Cottage House Plan - 18238BE floor plan - 2nd Floor
NOTE:
If you want to purchase this plan in reverse, please select "readable reverse" or "mirror reverse" under Options above.
Open Cottage House Plan - 18238BE floor plan - Lower Level

Plan details

Open Cottage House Plan

  • 3,994

    Heated s.f.

  • 3-5

    Beds

  • 4

    Baths

  • 2

    Floors

  • 2

    Car garage

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  • PDF - Single-Build $1,085
  • CAD - Single-Build $1,645
  • View all purchase option online

About This Plan

  • The vaulted spaces - foyer, living & dining rooms, and kitchen - add comfortable volume to nicely proportioned room sizes.
  • Abundant windows maximize views and natural light. The dormer over the foyer brings additional light into the living, dining and kitchen areas.
  • Wide hallways and doorways make for easy traffic flow, even for those that need Barrier Free Access. The front flex room off the foyer is perfect for a den or home office.
  • The kitchen is designed for both efficiency and aesthetics. The large island aids in food preparation, additional storage and allows for a nice seating area. There are both pantry cabinets and a spacious closet pantry.
  • The owners' suite has access to the rear deck and the handsome master bath has an extra spacious shower. Across the home the room can serve as a bedroom or den (as shown in the photo).
  • A second floor guest suite has has its own living room and kitchen and is accessed by stair or elevator.
  • The lower level is packed with a family room and game room and up to two bedrooms plus workshop.
  • The 2-car garage is wider and deeper than most garages, with 10'-wide by 8'-high doors.
  • Related Plans: Get a smaller version with house plan 18223BE (3,432 sq. ft.) and 18245BE (3,253 sq. ft. with dramatic screened porch off the master bedroom).
  • Save money with second floor bonus space you can finish later with house plan 18222BE (1,634 sq. ft.) and with an unfinished lower level with house plan 18221BE (2,339 sq. ft.).
  • Get 3 bedrooms on the main floor with house plans with house plans 18290BE (with bonus level suite) and 18241BE (no bonus level).
  • Get a 3-car garage with house plan 18249BE.

Floor Plans

  • Main Level

  • 2nd Floor

  • Lower Level

Plan Details

Square Footage Breakdown

  • Total Heated Area: 3,994 sq. ft.
  • Lower Level: 1,259 sq. ft.
  • 1st Floor: 1,830 sq. ft.
  • 2nd Floor: 905 sq. ft.
  • Deck: 197 sq. ft.
  • Porch, Front: 146 sq. ft.

Beds/Baths

  • Bedrooms: 3, 4, or 5
  • Full bathrooms: 4

Foundation Type

    • Standard Foundations: Basement, Walkout
    • Optional Foundations: Slab, Crawl

Exterior Walls

  • Standard Type(s): 2x6

Dimensions

  • Width: 84' 0"
  • Depth: 68' 0"
  • Max ridge height: 24' 0"

Garage

  • Type: Attached
  • Area: 1328 sq. ft.
  • Count: 2 Cars
  • Entry Location: Front

Ceiling Heights

  • Floor / Height: First Floor / 9' 0" Second Floor / 8' 0"

Roof

  • Primary Pitch: 10 on 12
  • Framing Type: Stick and Truss