This design is tailored to meet the specific needs of a vacation house while providing high performance design features. Inspired by a custom client that wanted a lake house that could serve as a cozy winter retreat for her husband and two children but easily accommodate a large number of extended family members and friends on summer vacations. The simple form, shed roof, oversized glass doors, and vaulted ceiling contribute to a casual modern style with lots of light and air. An open great room spills out onto a large oversized deck through two large sliding glass doors. A screened porch is a great place to escape mosquitoes or rain but still enjoy some fresh air. A long mudroom corridor is a great place to shed hiking boots and other outdoor gear. A bunk room and play room combination provides room for four bunk beds and play space for children. The common room has two sliding glass doors out onto the patio deck. This is a sunny communal space with polished concrete floors provides a casual and durable setting for large gatherings. A center cabinet wall features a fireplace, hidden TV and media cabinets as well as a bar. A large kitchen island features a raised bar counter side that serves as an excellent place to grab breakfast while concealing dirty dishes in the sink. A combination of upper cabinets and open shelves offer easy access to dishes or utensils while providing opportunities to hide unsightly clutter. This high performance house plan offers multiple design options for the building’s thermal envelope that allow the builder to select the one that works best for your budget and climate. Passive solar design techniques such as Sothern exposure for large areas of glazing, window shading devices were key considerations for this project.
|PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.|
|5 Copy Set
|5 printed plan sets mailed to you.|
|For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan and inexpensive local printing.|
|One electronic set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set for construction.|
|Ideal for level lot, single layer concrete poured directly on grade.|
|Ideal for semi-sloped or level lot, home can be built off of grade, typically 18” - 48”.|
|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).|
|Audio Video Design
|Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of audio and video components.|
|Educate yourself about basic building ideas with these four detailed diagrams that discuss electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural topics.|
|Home Furniture Planner
|This fun visual aid lets you peel-and-stick furniture on a generic layout to plan out spacing.|
|Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of lighting fixtures.|
|Choose this option to reverse your plans and to have the text and dimensions readable.|
*Alternate Foundations may take time to prepare.
*Options with a fee may take time to prepare. Please call to confirm.