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PLAN #1042-8

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Plan Description

Experience this earthy gem of a house, while relaxing in your magical gazebo or warming your toes in front of a sandstone fireplace. This picturesque straw bale cottage shines as an example of graceful green living, with its super insulated walls, a structural insulated panel (SIP) roof, a foundation of insulated concrete forms (ICFs), high-performance windows, natural materials, and non-toxic finishes creating a comfortable indoor environment. Sunlight from the eyebrow window sparkles deep into a timber framed, vaulted great room. French doors open onto a wrap-around deck from the living and dining spaces, and an efficient kitchen completes the spacious feel of this compact plan. The language of heavy timbers and textured stucco is complemented by rustic details and custom wood cabinetry. A raised platform bronco full of pillows and a treehouse-like loft are highlights of this cozy and exciting great room. A beautiful bathroom, with a two-person cedar and river rock shower and generous soaking tub, peeks out at the surrounding landscape.

Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Traditional Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan Plan #1042-8
Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan
Traditional Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan Plan #1042-8

Full Specs & Features

Dimension Depth : 43'
Height : 18' 8"
Width : 52' 6"
Area Main Floor : 1162 sq/ft
Porch : 450 sq/ft
Upper Floor : 150 sq/ft
Bedroom Features Fireplace
Additional Room Features Great Room Living Room
Open Floor Plan
Outdoor Spaces Loft Balcony
Wrap Around Porch
Bedroom 1 90 sq/ft width 10' x depth 9'
Bedroom 2 90 sq/ft width 10' x depth 9'
Bedroom 2 Closet 7 sq/ft width 3' 6" x depth 2'
Covered Porch 320 sq/ft width 40' x depth 8'
Crawlspace Foundation 2257 sq/ft width 52' 6" x depth 43'
Dining Room 98 sq/ft width 7' x depth 14'
Kitchen 98 sq/ft width 7' x depth 14'
Living Room 196 sq/ft width 14' x depth 14'
Loft 137 sq/ft width 18' 4" x depth 7' 6"
Mechanical/Equipment Room 84 sq/ft width 11' 8" x depth 7' 3"

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
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Ideal for semi-sloped or level lot, home can be built off of grade, typically 18” - 48”.
Additional Options
Home Furniture Planner :
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Lighting Design :
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Audio Video Design :
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