An abundance of multipane windows and a wrap-around porch infuse this hillside home with an air of hospitality. Shutters accent the arched window on the top floor. A window hood shades the trio of windows in the living room.
Although moderately sized, this house lives big. That's because there's a perfect balance between luxurious amenities and everyday practicalities. Luxury is immediately apparent in the formal foyer, which soars to the roofline, and is capped by a square window. An open staircase carries you up to the living and dining rooms. A closed staircase leads to the two-car garage. In the living room, a fireplace is flanked by built-ins, offering both a handsome focal point and convenient storage space.
The family cooks will love the expansive kitchen, which revolves around an island, equipped with a sink and dishwasher. There's also room at the island for kibitzers to sit and chat. A beautiful bay window brings light and the view into the kitchen, and creates a delightful alcove for casual dining.
The upper floor accommodates a master suite retreat, complete with double closets, built-in shelves in the bedroom, and an adjacent bath. Laundry facilities also are on this floor, a practical location because most laundry is generated in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Related Plan: For an alternate version, see house plan 69187AM.
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.