Grand in scale, but so well planned as to be comfortable, this mini-estate home plan is appealing on so many levels. The height of the exterior is brought into proportion with a stone-lined main level and then accented by wood siding, two-bay windows and triple carriage-style doors.
Living spaces and a guest suite dominate the main level. The den, the formal dining room and the casual nook all have bay windows; the great room has a bow window. Fireplaces warm both the dining room and great room. Though the plan is open, spaces on the main level are nicely defined by decorative columns. The triple garage accesses the main home through a service hall with a laundry room and a half-bath.
Four bedrooms and three full baths join a library and a games room on the upper level. The master suite is vaulted and has a bow window and spa bath with walk-in closet. The games room sports a wet bar. Other details of note: a wet bar across from the great room, built-in shelves and niches, and a butler's pantry with walk-in storage pantry connecting the dining room and kitchen.
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.