is a compact transitional home designed to fit neatly on a narrow lot. A slender post supports the porch roof, and two wide multi-paned windows provide an attractive balance to the gird-patterned garage door. The windows are traditional, while the garage door is contemporary, and yet the two styles blend together harmoniously. Transitional homes, by definition, combine old and new exterior elements such as these. The interior, on the other hand, is designed to satisfy the needs and preferences of contemporary families. A two-story entry opens out into one large gathering space that fills the entire right side of the ground floor, front to back. The living room up front flows into the dining room and kitchen at the rear. Double doors in the dining area conceal a wide pantry, and nearby sliding glass doors open onto a covered patio that could be screened, if bugs are bothersome. Counters and cabinets wrap around three sides of the step-efficient C-shaped kitchen. This arrangement maximizes both work space and storage capacity. Nearby, just off the hall leading to the owners suite, are a powder room, broom closet, and a pass-through utility room that links the house to the garage. This feature provides both safety and shelter, which will be greatly appreciated when unloading groceries after sunset or in inclement weather. Owners suite amenities include a private bathroom and a surprisingly large walk-in closet. Three more bedrooms and a full bathroom are upstairs in the #108-1545. The front bedroom is slightly larger than the other two, but bedroom two has the largest closet. A handy linen closet sits at the juncture of bedrooms and bathroom, opposite the stairway.
Each plan set includes the following:
- ARTIST'S RENDERING: An artist's drawing of the home, usually viewed from the front, and general construction notes.
- FRONT, REAR, AND SIDE ELEVATIONS: The front, rear, and side elevations of the house as drawn. Shows placement of doors & windows on exterior of the house, as well as roof pitches, ridge heights, and locations of chimney, exterior vents, etc. The elevations show the positioning of the final grade of the lot, exterior finishes, and other details that are necessary to give the home exterior architectural styling.
- MAIN FLOOR PLAN: Each plan set is drawn at 1/4"=1' scale. Showing the placement and dimensions of all walls, windows, and doors. Includes the location of appliances, plumbing fixtures, beams, ceiling heights, etc.
- SECOND FLOOR PLAN (if any): Shows the second floor in the same detail as the main floor. Includes second floor framing and details.
- FOUNDATION PLAN: Shows 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.
- ROOF FRAMING PLAN: Shows roof outlines, conventional framing/trusses, beams, roof framing details, etc.
- SECTIONS AND DETAILS: Shows a cross-section of the home. Shows support members, exterior and interior materials, insulation, and foundation. Specific details such as fireplaces, stairways, decks, etc. are drawn at 1/2" = 1' scale, and appear as needed throughout the prints. These details can be helpful for the contractor.
- ELECTRICAL PLAN: A schematic layout of all lighting, switches, and electrical outlets.
These items are NOT included:
- Architectural or Engineering Stamp - handled locally if required.
- Site Plan - handled locally when required.
- Mechanical Drawings (location of heating and air equipment and ductwork) - your subcontractors handle this.
- Plumbing Drawings (drawings showing the actual plumbing pipe sizes and locations) - your subcontractors handle this.
- Energy calculations - handled locally when required.