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PLAN #497-24

Key Specs


1575
sq ft

2
Beds

2
Baths

1
Floors

0
Garages

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Plan Description



 The form of this design is a long simple bar. The storage needs are accommodated along the length of the long walls. The shorter living wall features an array of windows allowing the home to capture the views. The result is a simple clean open floor plan with plenty of built in closets and shelves to minimize clutter.
 
 We started with a simple one story box and a generous living area that flows into the kitchen. Simple forms mean fewer corners allowing for cost efficient framing and minimal construction waste. An awning over the front door distinguishes the main entrance and can provide visual contrast if desired. The foundation of this design can be easily adapted to fit both sloped and flat sites.
 
 An entire wall of windows captures the views and brings them deep into the main living space. An excessive use of windows is one of the reasons modern design has been thought of as more expensive than traditional homes. High performance glazing is significantly more costly than walls and provides only a fraction of the insulation properties. This design uses windows to maximize the views in the main living space while keeping the overall usage of windows in a budget responsible manner. Optional shading devices can be installed to control the amount of light and heat that enter the building.
 
 Affordable IKEA cabinets coupled with quality Energy Star rated appliances define the value of this kitchen both in terms of aesthetic appeal and energy performance. The kitchen is open to the main living space creating a communal indoor environment. Sturdy white pine floor boards will hold up to foot traffic. Less expensive than hardwood flooring, white pine has a much faster re-growth cycle making it a more sustainable building product. White pine is also a softer wood and as a result will reveal the true character of the home though the subtle impressions left behind from many years of use while preparing meals for family and friends.
 
 The main living space is all about the views, but unlike many modern glass boxes we have provided plenty of functional features as well. The primary focus of the space is the dramatic use of windows on the end wall, freeing up the long side walls for functional niches. There is a great opportunity for a home office space next to the kitchen. A long built-in desk with drawers is an ideal place to utilized reclaimed wood for an affordable unique design feature. Reclaimed wood is great environmental option but can be a bit pricy. But, utilizing it sparingly in combination with painted MDF you can have a singular one-off feature at a reasonable price. The key to affordable modern is to mix small amounts of high end custom materials with readily available inexpensive items. A long low shelf extends from the entry to the end of living room creating an easy place to locate books car keys and a television in a continuous element. Such a shelf could be built from affordable materials like MDF. The main living space is large enough for separate sofas or a large l-shaped system giving the user the option to create a space that is about conversation and electronic entertainment. We envisioned a clean light pallet of materials that emphasis the simplistic and openness of the spaces. Simple white cabinets are super affordable and can be used to create a causal fresh elegance.
 
 For the flooring we suggest a light colored wood if you choose a foundation that requires a wood framed floor. If you choose a slab on grad foundation, polished concrete floors are a great option because you can take advantage of the foundation material as your finished floor. Concrete is not always cold. A radiant heated slab can deliver a unique heating experience. Beyond keeping your home and the bottom of your feet warm.
 
 A conditioned crawl space is the preferred method of construction in homes where a crawl space is required. A non conditioned crawl space (even one that is well insulated and properly vented) can have serious moisture problems. By bringing the crawl space into the conditioned envelope all of these problems are eliminated. In addition to being a clean, dry and warm space, a conditioned crawl space also provides an excellent location to place mechanical equipment and run duct work without consuming valuable living space above. Exterior window awnings above south facing windows are a great method for reducing heat gains in the summer. Go from low energy to zero energy by installing photo voltaic solar panels on the roof.
 
 
 
 
 

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Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Modern Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan Plan #497-24

Full Specs & Features


Dimension
Depth : 21'
Height : 10' 6"
Width : 75'
Area
Main Floor : 1575 sq/ft
Porch : 195 sq/ft
Ceiling
Main Ceiling : 8'
Roof
Roof Framing : Truss
Primary Pitch : Flat
Roof Type : Flat
Exterior Wall Framing
Exterior Wall Finish : T&G White Cedar Planks
Framing : 2"x6"
Bedroom Features
Main Floor Bedrooms
Main Floor Master Bedroom
Kitchen Features
Eating Bar
Kitchen Island
Additional Room Features
Great Room Living Room
Main Floor Laundry
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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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Plan Set
PDF Set :
$680.00
PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.
5 Copy Set :
$765.00
5 printed plan sets mailed to you.
CAD Set :
$1360.00
For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan and inexpensive local printing.
Study Set :
$595.00
One electronic set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set for construction.
Foundation
Crawlspace:
$0.00
Ideal for semi-sloped or level lot, home can be built off of grade, typically 18” - 48”.
Additional Options
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42.50
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