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PLAN #1040-3


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PLAN #1040-3

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Plan Description

Skillful landscaping transforms this ordinary, small Cape Cod house into a cozy, quaint cottage that has instant curb appeal. Relying on an exuberant mix of flowering shrubs and perennials, the design evokes the mood of a friendly country home whose bountiful gardens burst with colorful flowers. Notice how the designer linked the front walk to the driveway with a few pleasing turns and a change of levels rather than dissecting the small property with a front walk leading straight to the street. This layout adds visual interest to the small yard while making it seem broader. The white picket fence adds to the cottage-garden charm while giving the landscape some depth and a feeling of intimacy. Massed together into several large planting beds, graceful trees, flowering shrubs, ground covers, and perennials border the house and entryway to create an ever-changing informal garden setting. Small boulders add a naturalistic character reminiscent of New England, and also provide a year-round structure to the beds. Planted along the base of the fence, perennials add color during the summer and soften the fence without hiding it. A deciduous shrub with strong spring color highlights the corner of the fenced garden, and evergreen flowering specimens brighten the corners of the house. Also shown here is home plan HPB661 by Home Planners. To balance the weight of the entry bed and paving, the designer placed a small tree and planting bed at the front corner of the driveway. These plants provide a colorful greeting as guests and family members approach the house.

Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Colonial Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan Plan #1040-3

Full Specs & Features

What's Included In This Plan Set

All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :

  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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Plan Set

5 Copy Set :
5 printed plan sets mailed to you.
8 Copy Set :
8 printed plan sets mailed to you.
PDF Set :
PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.
Reproducible Set :
For inexpensive local printing / making minor adjustments by hand. 1 printed set, typically on Bond paper.
Single Set :
One printed set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set for construction.

Additional Options

Additional Construction Sets :
Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).
Mirror Reversed Sets :
Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).

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