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PLAN #497-42

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Plan Description

The inviting façade, and 4 alternate elevations, of this home is the perfect mix of identifiable American style and subtle, expressive details. The clever garage door overhangs and stylish outdoor sconce help blend the garage area to into the home. The prominent front porch and entrance space draw proper attention, increasing the curb appeal of this design and creating a great outdoor “hangout” space. The rich color of the recycled decking material instills slight sense of sophistication, and compliments the more detailed column, railing, and lattice work. With the proper landscaping, the front of this home turns into a real stand out, and a dwelling that anyone would be proud to call home.
 This home design works well on deeper lots with narrow frontage. The common living spaces in this house are very spacious and open while the sleeping areas are more private. The co-location and close proximity of the bedrooms make this design a great fit for a young family. This plan has three large bedrooms and two full baths which provide comfortable living accommodations for a family of 2 to 5.
 This single floored plan is a great example of flow and efficiency. Its classic front porch adds significant curb appeal, while its open kitchen and combined Living\Dining room speaks to the tastes of today’s family. The back porch creates a feeling of grand space and allows for indoor\outdoor living activities. The bedrooms with their mix of close relative proximity, seclusion from the noise of the family spaces, and individual privacy are great for a young or growing family.
 Energy Features - Heating and cooling represent the largest energy loads in a home. High efficiency and properly sized furnaces and air conditioning units greatly reduce energy consumption. The building envelope is the barrier between the indoor and outdoor environment. The quality of a home's building envelope is the difference between an energy efficient, healthy home and a leaky, unhealthy home. 
 One of the best ways to improve the efficiency of a home is to control when and how sunlight enters through the windows. Overhanging eves or trellises can help keep your home cool in the summer while still allowing the lower winter sun angles to provide free heat. In this design the front porch acts as a natural overhang protecting the front glazing. 

Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Traditional Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan Plan #497-42

Full Specs & Features

Depth : 46'
Height : 21' 6"
Width : 66'
Decks : 426 sq/ft
Garage : 507 sq/ft
Main Floor : 1717 sq/ft
Main Ceiling : 9' 2"
Roof Framing : Stick
Primary Pitch : 6:12
Roof Type : Gable
Exterior Wall Framing
Exterior Wall Finish : Fiber Cement Lap Siding
Framing : 2"x6"
Bedroom Features
Main Floor Bedrooms
Main Floor Master Bedroom
Walk In Closet
Additional Room Features
Great Room Living Room
Outdoor Spaces
Covered Front Porch
Covered Rear Porch
Economical To Build
Energy Efficient Features
Energy Efficient Design

What's Included In This Plan Set

House plans created for Green Living give our customers design options that meet or exceed existing energy standards, while giving options in the realm of cost, style, and environmental commitment. As an example, all Green Living homes are designed to perform 30% to 50% better than prescriptive building code energy performance. The level of home performance depends on the products that you choose.

Each Green Living house plan includes:

  • LEED for Homes Rating System: Guidelines to meet LEED for Homes certification levels of: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. LEED for Homes is a national, voluntary certification system, developed by national experts and experienced builders, that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes and encourages the adoption of sustainable practices by the homebuilding industry. The LEED for Homes Rating System is part of the suite of nationally recognized LEED Green Building Rating Systems administered by USGBC. Like all LEED Rating Systems, it is the market's leadership system, targeting the top 25% of home building practices in terms of environmental responsibility. LEED provides industry resources and tools on how to "green" any new home. With LEED, homebuilders can differentiate their structures as meeting the highest performance measures, and homebuyers can readily identify high quality green homes. LEED provides national consistency in defining the features of a green home, enables builders anywhere in the country to obtain a green rating on their homes, and assures homebuyers of the quality of their purchases, all based on a recognized national brand. Learn more about the LEED® Rating System here.
  • Window shading details: External window shading devices are an effective method for reducing heat gains through windows during Summer. In fact, external shading devices can reduce heat gains by up to 80% if sized and built properly. With this in mind, the founders of Green Living, formerly Free Green, created this page to assist home builders in constructing effective window shading devices. The information we provide includes a zoning map of the United States, zoning charts for proper sizing of shading devices and a variety of shading device styles and materials to suite different tastes and different home designs.
  • General Notes: Typically one sheet of general notes pertinent to the construction of the home
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas. 
  • 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.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Wall sections and other construction details: Detailed drawings showing wall connections, from foundation to the roof. wall connections to foundation, window installation, siding installation, stair details, and more.
  • Framing Plans: Drawn to 1/4" scale. The framing layout is intended to be a suggested layout only. Design loads & weather conditions vary by region. As a result the size, spacing & layout of all structural elements in this home design must be approved by a structural engineer and code official based on your specific site location prior to construction.
  • Electrical Plan with electrical symbols legend: In general, each house plan set includes an electrical plan which will show the locations of lights, receptacles, switches, etc. Note: Most Green Living plans have an electrical plan, however some do not. Please contact us to verify.
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Study Set :
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Ideal for semi-sloped or level lot, home can be built off of grade, typically 18” - 48”.
Ideal for level lot, single layer concrete poured directly on grade.

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