Plan 16508AR

Southwest Passive Solar Design

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Southwest Passive Solar Design

Plan 16508AR

  • 1,929

    Heated s.f.

  • 3

    Beds

  • 2

    Baths

  • 1

    Stories

  • 2

    Cars

  • Designed for easy, modern living based on the lifestyle of small families or empty nesters, the accent is on the master suite along with a generous cook's kitchen and a nice size laundry area for convenience.
  • This single-story plan has a slab floor for radiant heat in winter that also serves as a passive cooling thermal mass in summer.
  • Perimeter overhangs keep the living space in shade while metal roofing reflects radiation from the high-angle summer sun.
  • The efficient passive design needs only a small wall-mounted boiler to charge the radiant slab, providing an elegant dust-free heating system that warms to the bone with minimum expense.
  • Nine-foot high ceilings lend an interior grandeur to this simple, easy to build plan.
  • The prefabricated truss roof system makes the sophisticated hip design easy to frame.
  • The perimeter soffit also allows windows to remain dry and open for ventilation during rainy weather and shades them from direct summer radiation to keep things cool.
  • This plan is a highly efficient home - easy and inexpensive to build, comfortable to live in, and a big cost-saver going forward.

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All of our plans are designed by licensed architects and residential building designers. Each plan is designed to meet nationally recognized building codes for the year they were created.

No two plans are the same. 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.

Exterior 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.

Building Code

All of our plans are designed to provide the information needed to build your home. 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

Plan details

Architectural Style

Special features

Plan Collections

 

Southwest Passive Solar Design

  • 1,929

    Heated s.f.

  • 3

    Beds

  • 2

    Baths

  • 1

    Floors

  • 2

    Car garage

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  • 5 Sets $1,270
  • 8 Sets $1,395
  • Reproducible Set $1,595
  • PDF - single-use $1,595
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About This Plan

  • Designed for easy, modern living based on the lifestyle of small families or empty nesters, the accent is on the master suite along with a generous cook's kitchen and a nice size laundry area for convenience.
  • This single-story plan has a slab floor for radiant heat in winter that also serves as a passive cooling thermal mass in summer.
  • Perimeter overhangs keep the living space in shade while metal roofing reflects radiation from the high-angle summer sun.
  • The efficient passive design needs only a small wall-mounted boiler to charge the radiant slab, providing an elegant dust-free heating system that warms to the bone with minimum expense.
  • Nine-foot high ceilings lend an interior grandeur to this simple, easy to build plan.
  • The prefabricated truss roof system makes the sophisticated hip design easy to frame.
  • The perimeter soffit also allows windows to remain dry and open for ventilation during rainy weather and shades them from direct summer radiation to keep things cool.
  • This plan is a highly efficient home - easy and inexpensive to build, comfortable to live in, and a big cost-saver going forward.

Floor Plans

  • Main Level

Plan Details

Square Footage Breakdown

  • Total Heated Area: 1,929 sq. ft.
  • 1st Floor: 1,929 sq. ft.

Beds/Baths

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full bathrooms: 2

Foundation Type

    • Standard Foundations: Slab

Exterior Walls

  • Standard Type(s): 2x6

Dimensions

  • Width: 48' 0"
  • Depth: 80' 0"

Garage

  • Type: Attached
  • Area: 576 sq. ft.
  • Count: 2 Cars
  • Entry Location: Side

Ceiling Heights

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

Roof

  • Framing Type: Truss

Architectural Style

  • Southern
  • Southwest

Special features

  • 1st Floor Master Suite
  • PDF

Plan Collections

  • Exclusive