Resembling a proud brick Tudor-style home, this design marries a traditional fa'ade with an uncomplicated floor plan. Both the garage entry and foyer lead directly into the home plan's core, where wide curving arches reveal the great room showcasing a fireplace wall with built-ins.
The fireplace view is visible from the adjoining kitchen. Buffet-style meals will be easy to serve from the kitchen's large island counter snack bar. Besides having windows on three of its walls, the breakfast nook also has a set of French doors that leads to a covered porch with a fireplace and a built-in grill. On the opposite side of the kitchen, a butler's pantry accompanies the formal dining room and leads to a walk-in pantry that is handy for kitchen storage.
An office with built-ins also is on the main floor. Features include built-in cabinets and French doors that open to a private porch.
The upper level is devoted to sleeping and unfinished storage. The master suite sits secluded behind a set of double doors. Owners will enjoy a vaulted bedroom ceiling and a walk-in closet, a spa tub, and a large shower with dual shower heads. Two other bedrooms share a hall bath, while a fourth bedroom has its own bath.
A large bonus room allows owners to customize the space according to their needs, whether for living space, sleeping space, or play space for children.
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.