Stonework and a sweeping roofline make the fa'ade of this two-story home plan come alive with romance. A carefully plotted floor plan allots spaces for a variety of needs, starting with a main-level den located off a private hallway. Whether you need a quiet study space or a home office, the den provides double-door seclusion. Overnight guests have spacious accommodations in a guest bedroom, which is accompanied by a bath and leads to a covered rear porch.
Younger children and teenagers often need play spaces of their own, and this home provides one in the upper-level games room. A convenient kitchenette supplies a place to store favorite drinks and snacks.
The everyday living space of the great room is large enough to accept crowds, whether you're hosting a family holiday gathering or an after-the-game party for the soccer team. The kitchen layout is helpful; buffet-style meals and snacks can be laid out on two peninsula counters. Sit-down dinners have a place in the front formal dining room, which has extra serving counter space in the nearby butler's pantry.
The home's three bedrooms are on the upper level. Beautiful windows are the focal points in the master suite and bedroom 2. The master bath provides such features as a tiled bath with dual shower heads, a spa tub, and a spacious walk-in closet.
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.