This home plan encompasses the best of traditional style. Exterior features such as multiple rooflines, bay windows, corner quoins, and keystones above the arched entry and gabled window create an elegant facade.
Step inside. The two-story foyer is enhanced by an intriguing display niche and a creatively angled central staircase. The foyer opens to the formal living and dining rooms, graced with bay windows and a fireplace.
From the staircase, rooms are laid out like the spokes of a wheel. To the left, the large private den and adjoining bath can double as a guest suite. The vaulted family room features a fireplace flanked by built-ins. (Notice that the staircase landing, protected by a curved railing, overlooks the family room.) The large kitchen, dining nook, and family room efficiently work together for family activities. French doors in the nook lend access to a covered patio. The kitchen island is equipped with a self-venting cooktop and snack counter. A walk-in pantry supplements storage. A small butler's pantry with a sink facilitates meal service between the kitchen and the dining room.
The expansive master suite is located at the top of the stairs. It features a double-sided fireplace to warm both the bedroom and the bath. The upper level also accommodates three additional bedrooms, a compartmentalized bath, a full-service laundry room, and a huge bonus room with a built-in wet bar.
Related Plans: Need less space? See house plan 6970AM (stone exterior) and 6907AM (stucco exterior).
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.