PLAN #1040-69

Photographs may show modified designs.


Select Plan Set Options

What's included?
Additional Construction Sets
Mirror Reversed Sets
Also order by phone: 1-800-528-8070
Cost-to-Build Estimates
How much will this cost to build?
This report will provide you cost estimates based on location and building materials.
Need an answer fast? Call us at 1-800-528-8070
We do our best to get back within 24 - 48 business hours.
Hours  Mon-Fri, 9 am - 8:30 pm (EST)

PLAN #1040-69

Key Specs

sq ft





This plan can be customized!

Tell us about your desired changes so we can prepare an estimate for the design service. Click the button to submit your request for pricing.

Need a quote fast? Call us at 1-800-528-8070.

Plan Description

It's true that a lawn acts as an important design feature by creating a plain that carries the eye through the garden, establishing connections between the various garden elements and providing an open feeling while attractively covering the ground. However, it requires time and money to maintain. Other materials or plants that require less care can provide a similar effect. Japanese gardens often feature carefully raked gravel to mimic ocean waves; in the Southwest, prettily colored crushed granite covers many yards; in other areas, low evergreen groundcovers substitute for lawn grass. In this low-maintenance backyard, the designer incorporated a large deck and patio flanked by a lakelike expanse of dark gravel where a lawn might be. A water-permeable landscape fabric underpins the layer of gravel to help halt weeds. Tall evergreen trees along the rear boundary guarantee privacy, while three large deciduous trees provide plenty of summer shade for the deck and patio. The angular deck features an interesting cut-out space for a small viewing garden. The deck steps down to a grade-level brick patio with a circular shape that complements the gravel expanse and the planting beds. From the brick terrace, a flagstone pathway leads to a bench positioned in the midst of a bed of flowering perennials. From there, you can reflect upon your garden, your house and your free time. Eliminate the lawn, and the most time-consuming task of a gardener's maintenance routine is eliminated as well. Easy-care hard surfaces--a gravel bed, wood deck and brick patio--take the place of the lawn, providing inviting spaces for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding flowers and greenery.

Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan Plan #1040-69

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.
» See important information before purchasing.
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).

*Alternate Foundations may take time to prepare.

*Options with a fee may take time to prepare. Please call to confirm.

Recently Viewed Plans