Artificial light will rarely be necessary during daylight hours in the Scandinavian-style house plan. This modified A-frame vacation home boasts a grand total of 16 skylights and is rich in windows as well.
While all of the rooms are bright, the living room clearly wins the prize. In addition to the eight skylights in the high, exposed-beam ceiling, this room has two floor-to-ceiling glass doors and four equally large windows. Four smaller custom windows flank the fireplace.
Honors for second-brightest area are split between the master suite and the combination kitchen/dining room. The master suite has another eight skylights in its high ceiling. Diamond-shaped windows, nestled under the peak of the roof at opposite ends of the room, add still more light. The sleeping area has an eye-level window and a glass door that opens onto a private balcony.
Built as a loft, the master suite is open to the living room below and is unique in having a 10 by 12 foot upper loft that overlooks the sleeping area. Other amenities include a private bathroom and walk-in closet.
Tall windows brighten the kitchen/dining area on two sides. A set of doors opens onto a large deck. Another set of windows, over the sink, allows full appreciation of the outdoor setting. A range and oven, built into the eating bar, and a wet bar in the dining room, make food service convenient.
Two bedrooms, a small utility room and a bathroom complete the ground floor. Overhead is a steep metal roof.
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.