Hillside House With Stunning Rear Views

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Specifications

Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 3621
  Main Level 1981
  Upper Level 1640
Lower level living area  1402
Footprint    
The dimensions shown are for the house only (indicating the smallest area needed to build). They do not include the garage, porches, or decks, unless they are an integral part of the design.
69 W x 84 D

Rooms

Above-ground bedrooms 3
Above-ground bathrooms 2.5
Master suite Upper
Lower-level bedrooms 1
Lower-level bathrooms 1

Attributes

Stories 2
Parking garage
Number of stalls 3
House height    
Traditionally, the overall height of a house is determined by measuring from the top of the finished floor on the main level, to the highest peak of the roof.
23' 0"
Ceiling heights    
Raising or lowering the height of the ceilings on one or more floors of a house is often a simple change that can be made by your builder. However, if you want to raise the ceiling of the main floor of a two-story home, there has to be room to add steps to the existing staircase.
  Main level 9
  Upper level 9
Vaulted ceilings    
We consider a room to be vaulted if the ceiling - whether flat, angled, or curved - is above 10 feet at its highest point. If you prefer that one or more rooms not be vaulted in your new home, this is a very simple change that your builder can make for you.

KEY TO SYMBOLS:

LR = Living Room/Great Room
DR = Dining Room
FAM = Family Room
FOY = Foyer
STU = Study/Library/Den
KIT = Kitchen
SUN = Sunroom
MBR = Master Bedroom
MB = Master Bath
LOF = Loft
OFF = Office/Guest Room
REC = Recreation/Game Room
ALL = Entire Level
LR, DEN, FOY, MBR
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Lower Level Floor Plans For Stunning Rear Views

Lower Level Floor Plans For Stunning Rear Views

Main Level Floor Plans For Stunning Rear Views

Main Level Floor Plans For Stunning Rear Views

Upper Level Floor Plans For Stunning Rear Views

Upper Level Floor Plans For Stunning Rear Views
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The wrap–around covered front porch is supported by three elegant columns. As you enter the house, a coat closet and powder room are conveniently located in the entryway, to your left, while on your right an open archway leads to the formal dining room. It's a spacious 12' x 14', and two large elegant windows look out to the front of the house. The ceilings in both the entryway and the living room beyond it are set at a dramatic 19'. Incredible views and abundant natural light through lower and upper windows at the end of the room and at the landing to the upper level are the first things you notice as you enter this lovely home. A glazed door provides access to a large half–round deck at the rear of the house, and there's a cozy window seat at the stair landing.

From the living room, sliding glass doors open to a sunken den with a 12' high ceiling, and a fireplace flanked by built–in shelves facing you as you enter. Like the rest of the living spaces in this house, it also has great views to the rear. The kitchen and family room are located on the other side of the house. The kitchen features an extra large island with a four–burner top and a raised breakfast bar. Again the views from here are great as you look to and through the family room and the casual dining nook. The nook is circular, protrudes from the main part of the house, and the outer wall is composed mainly of glass.

Next to the kitchen is a sunken family room that features a beautiful curved fireplace, corner windows, and tall windows flanking a glazed door that leads to the rear deck. Arched openings lead from the kitchen through a butler's pantry to the dining room, and to a mudroom/laundry room that opens to a 3–car garage.

The open stairs and a rail at the top look down into the living room. Bedrooms 2 and 3 on this level share a cleverly designed bath area where each has its own vanity and walk–in closet but share a private tub and toilet. Bedroom 3 has an 8' ceiling that slopes toward the end walls, and is opened up with dormers on both sides of the room. An elegant master suite occupies the remainder of the second floor. The bedroom features a 10' flat ceiling (9' at the walls), large windows in two directions, and a fireplace in one corner, while the bath features a large shower with a unique glass surround, a large tub beneath corner windows, two completely separated sink areas, and a private toilet. An enormous walk–in closet has a conveniently located stacked washer and dryer.

If you choose to build the lower level you can add 1,400 sf of living space. As designed, it includes a large entertainment area with a full bar that looks out and walks out to a patio at the rear of the house and has its own powder room, an elegant guest suite that has not only a full bath and walk–in closet but also a round sitting area that matches the kitchen nook above it, and a spacious home theater.

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Front Elevation For Stunning Rear Views

Front Elevation For Stunning Rear Views

Rear Elevation For Stunning Rear Views

Rear Elevation For Stunning Rear Views

Side 1 Elevation For Stunning Rear Views

Side 1 Elevation For Stunning Rear Views

Side 2 Elevation For Stunning Rear Views

Side 2 Elevation For Stunning Rear Views

    Brief Description

    As you'll see from the photos, the rear and one side of this handsome home are composed almost exclusively of glass on each level. They provide unlimited views and sunlight during the day, and an almost magical appearance at night. A round breakfast nook surrounded by windows, and varying ceiling heights on the main level, are just two of its many unique features.

    Select One Plan Set Option

       

    5 Set Package:

    Printed on Bond paper; may be modified, but not duplicated

    Mylar:

    Printed on Mylar; may be modified right on the plans, which can then be duplicated locally. Includes extra copy printed on Bond paper

    PDF:

    Highly Recommended
    By far the most popular option! Instant, cost-free delivery via email; can be emailed to builder(s) and others; comes with license to modify & duplicate

    CAD:

    For use by design professionals to make substantial changes; may be printed locally after modifications are made; cost-free delivery via email
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    Select Optional Add-ons

       

    Sometimes the house you want will only work on your property if it is built in the reverse of the original design. The plans for this particular design can be reversed by the architect, with right-reading (not mirror-reverse) words and measurements. The fee will only be added to your original order. If you wish to order more reverse copies of the plans later, please call us toll-free at 1-888-388-5735.

    $150
       

    If you need more than 5 sets, you can add them to your initial order, or order them (by phone) at a later date.

    This option is only available to folks ordering the 5-Set Package.

    $50 each
       

    Often views or site characteristics make it either advantageous or necessary to build a house in the reverse of the way the plans were originally drawn. When reversed, the front of the house continues to face in the same direction, but rooms that were on the right side of the house as you face it will now be on the left, and vice versa. The lettering and numbers will appear as they would if you held the plans up to a mirror, but this will not present a problem for your builders, as they are quite familiar with this process.

    We recommend that your order include both right-reading and mirror-reverse copies, since permit officials and lenders will need to see a right-reading version. There is a one-time cost of $50 to reverse the plans, whether you buy them all in your initial purchase, or a follow up order. The number you will need of each version is something your builder should advise you on.

    Please note: If a right-reading reverse version of the plans is offered, this is definitely the version you should purchase, whether you're interested in bonds, vellums, or electronic files (when available).

    $50
    SKU: JR-023
    Or order by phone by calling 888-388-5735

    Jon Rentfrow – Residential Designer


    To learn about this architect or firm, and/or to view all of their other plans, just click on the name above.

    Plan ID #

    JR-023

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    • What is bond paper?

      Bond paper

      Printers stopped using blue ink many years ago - it was very difficult to read, and the fumes were dangerous to inhale. So what we used to refer to as blueprints are now called bond copies (black ink printed on white bond paper).
    • 5-Set Construction or Bid Set

      5-Set Construction or Bid Set

      If you are building in an area that requires very few copies to construct a house, all you might need is the 5-Set Package. It's also best for folks wanting either a quick bid process, or bids from more than one builder. In either case, you can always purchase more bond copies later on if you need them, or upgrade to a Mylar, PDF or CAD version (your original cost will be deducted from the price of the upgrade). Bond copies cannot be duplicated, but they come with a formal Copyright License that gives you the legal right to construct the house, and to modify the plans beforehand to suit your needs. If allowed in your area, modifications can be "marked up" (some people refer it as "red-lining") right on the plans.
    • What is mylar?

      Mylar

      Vellum paper is no longer being manufactured, so we've switched to a vastly superior product called Mylar. These semi-transparent sheets are actually a thin-film composite that was designed for plan modification, using a simple electric eraser. The ink that is printed on them sits on the surface (instead of sinking into a coated vellum sheet), so lines and dimensions can be erased and redrawn quite easily by any design professional.
    • Plans printed on Mylar

      Plans printed on Mylar

      If you - like the vast majority of our other customers - intend to modify the plans before construction, and you are building in an area where plans can't simply be "marked up" with a red pen, the Mylar copy is definitely what you should order (unless of course you prefer the PDF version). After the changes have been made to this "master" copy, you or your builder can then print as many copies as you need, whenever you need them, on regular bond paper. That way everyone - you, your builder, his or her subcontractors, local permit officials, and your lender - will have the final version of the plans to work with. Even though they cost a bit more initially, they will definitely save you time and money later on. Mylar copies come with a formal Copyright Release giving you the legal right to modify them in any way you wish, and to make as many copies of the plans as you need to successfully build one house. Mylar copies are shipped with a free bond copy of the plans, so that you have something to look over and mark up before making final decisions about the changes you want made to the "master" set.
    • What are PDF electronic files?

      PDF electronic files

      The acronym PDF stands for Portable Document Format. These are electronic files that can be emailed from computer to computer. You can open them on your own computer as well as email them to others, and the Copyright Release you receive with them allows you to make as many copies as you need before and after modifications are made.
    • Plans in PDF format

      Plans in PDF format

      THE most popular way to purchase plans these days is in PDF format. It's no more expensive than the Mylar version, plus you save $30 in shipping fees because the plans are emailed to you. But the biggest reason why they're so popular is because they can be passed along to others via email. The builder can zip them to their sub-contractors, truss manufacturers, and (if needed) an engineer; you can open them on your own computer to view at your home or office; and you can zip them to your builder (or builders), lender, and anyone needing to approve the plans before construction. If you'd still like to make modifications on Mylar sheets, your Copyright Release allows you (or your builder) to do this locally, and you'll only need to print a handful of the most important sheets.
    • What are CAD files?

      CAD files

      The acronym CAD stands for Computer-Aided Design. Design software from AutoCAD and numerous other companies - ArchiCAD, SoftPlan, VectorWorks, etc. - is used to draw plans in a format (DWG - short for drawing) that can be easily manipulated and modified on a computer. This can speed up the process of modification dramatically - for example, a change in one part of the plans creates an automatic change throughout the drawings -- potentially saving the person making the changes quite a bit of time, and thus saving you quite a bit of money!
    • Plans in CAD format

      Plans in CAD format

      Plans purchased in this electronic format are emailed, so you get them right away, and there's no shipping fee. Like the Mylar and PDF options, these plans come with a formal Copyright Release giving you the legal right to modify them in any way you wish, and to make as many copies of the plans as you need to successfully build one house. If the changes you wish to make to our plans are rather extensive, or structural in nature (including changing exterior wall systems), purchasing the plans in CAD format will almost certainly be your best option. Design professionals charge by the hour, and making changes to electronic files is much faster and easier than erasing and redrawing lines and dimensions on a Mylar copy. So purchasing an electronic version of the plans can save you both time and money. The files you receive will provide the drawings in at least two formats: .DWG files that will enable the person modifying your plans to do so using AutoCAD software (the standard for the entire construction and engineering communities); and .PDF files that will enable you to view the plans on your home or office computer. If the plans were originally drawn with a design software program other than AutoCAD (eg. SoftPlan, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, etc.), this will be noted at the end of the Description of this house, and the email will include these files along with the .DWG and .PDF formats.
    Bedrooms

    We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.

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