Two sets of porch steps and front doors are the only exterior clue. One faces the street, the other is around the corner to the left - an ideal set-up for a family that wishes to provide supportive but independent housing for an aging relative, or wants income from a rental they can easily supervise.
From its tapered porch supports to its low-pitched side gables and large centered dormer, this home's exterior styling harks back to Craftsman homes of the early 1900s. Inside, both of the duplexes have contemporary floorplans.
The ground floor unit is larger. In addition to the great room/kitchen, it has a master bedroom, two secondary bedrooms, two bathrooms and a small utility room that's tucked into an alcove just inside the front door. An eating bar defines the boundary between the kitchen and a great room with patio access and a large walk-in storage closet.
To enter the second floor unit, you step into a bright ground-floor foyer outfitted with a coat closet and a bench for removing and storing boots. Natural light streams in through sidelights. More light washes down from the dormer window above, brightening the staircase and spilling over into the great room as well.
Kitchen, nook and great room flow together, unimpeded by barriers of any kind. Next to the stairs is a pocket-sized utility room, designed to house a stacked washer/dryer combination. The small kitchen in the upper unit can be built with a door that opens onto a second-level deck, if one is desired.
Each plan set is
drawn at 1/4"=1' scale and includes the following drawings:
artist's drawing of the home, usually viewed from the front, and general
the front, sides, and rear, including exterior materials, trim sizes, roof
placement and dimensions of walls, doors, & windows. Includes the
location of appliances, plumbing fixtures, beams, ceiling heights, etc.
Plan (if any) Shows
the second floor in the same detail as the main floor. Includes second floor
framing and details.
the location of all concrete footings, floor beams, first floor framing, and
foundation details. If there is a basement, a basement plan is included which
shows all basement details. Foundation types vary; please call to confirm the
foundation type of the plan you are interested in.
roof outlines, conventional framing/trusses, beams, roof framing details,
etc. Specific details such as fireplaces, stairways, decks, etc. Details are
drawn at 1/2" = 1' scale, and appear as needed throughout the prints.
a cross-section of the home. Shows support members, exterior and interior
materials, insulation, and foundation.
schematic layout of all lighting, switches and electrical outlets.