One Story Contemporary

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Specifications

Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 2715
  Main Level 2715
Lower level living area  1892
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.
69.5 W x 55 D

Rooms

Above-ground bedrooms 2
Above-ground bathrooms 2.5
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 2
Lower-level bathrooms 2

Attributes

Stories 1
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
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, DR, FOY
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Main Level Floor Plans For One Story Contemporary

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Lower Level Floor Plans For One Story Contemporary

Lower Level Floor Plans For One Story Contemporary
Picture 1 of One Story Contemporary
Picture 2 of One Story Contemporary

As you approach the house, the low–pitched roofs and wide overhangs give it a “prairie style” look. The covered front porch has its own roof supported by two massive tapered columns with matching planter boxes in front of them. As you step into the foyer, you’re looking into and through the great room to the covered deck at the rear and the view beyond it. Just to your left, a pair of doors open to a study that could of course be used as an office or a den. Three 6’–tall windows provide abundant natural light as well as views to the front.

As you move further into the house, you pass an open stairwell with railings on two sides on your left and a hallway on your right before entering the great room. The far wall is lined with 6’–tall windows topped by 2’–tall transoms. There’s a large fireplace on the left with built–in cabinets next to it, and on the right an angled peninsula counter is all that separates the great room from the kitchen. A window in one corner widens the view and looks into an open deck, and on the other side of the windows near the casual dining nook a glass door opens to the covered deck space. This deck is 23’–wide and 12’–deep, so there’s plenty of room for entertaining guests or simply enjoying the outdoors.

The kitchen and sunny nook are open to each other. As mentioned previously, the 12′ ceiling in the great room drops to a cozier 9′ in the kitchen, but rises to 12′ again in the nook. The kitchen has a large and unusually shaped island with a range and a vegetable sink on top, a walk–in pantry in one corner, and an angled countertop with a raised outer edge for casual eating or serving. An opening leads through a butler’s station to a hallway, providing a second path to the kitchen area.

This same hallway leads from the foyer to a second bedroom with a full bath and a walk–in closet, and a powder room, before reaching a room which functions as both a laundry and a mudroom. In addition to laundry facilities, there is a built–in bench next to some lockers, a wide coat closet, a built–in desk beneath a pair of windows, and a door that opens to a three–car garage that could easily be shortened if you only need room for two vehicles.

A small vestibule next to the fireplace in the great room provides access to the master suite. The far wall in the bedroom has two windows flanking the bed area, a fireplace on the opposite wall, and two more windows flank sliding glass doors that open to a large open deck. A short hall with a barrel ceiling passes between two walk–in closets (guess who gets the larger one!) before entering the master bath. There is a large soaking tub surrounded by flat surfaces and framed by columns that sits beneath two large windows at the far end, a spacious shower with a drying off space, two completely separated vanities, and a private toilet.

All the rooms on the lower level have 9’9″ ceilings. At the bottom of the stairs there’s a large recreation area with views to the rear, a full bar, and a fireplace. There is a full bath behind the bar, across from a room that can be used as a bedroom, a craft room, or an office. A pair of doors on the other side of the bar open to a 17’x21′ home theater room. Just off the recreation area on the opposite side, a door next to the fireplace opens to a guest bedroom with a full bath, a trio of windows with views to the side, and sliding glass doors flanked by windows that open to a wide covered patio. The patio can be accessed from the rec room as well. Unfinished storage space fills the remainder of the lower level.

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    Brief Description

    This handsome one–story home can be constructed with or without a lower level. The understated front facade gives no indication of the extraordinary views to the rear. This unique house has different ceiling heights throughout, giving each room a different look and feel. They vary from 9′ in the kitchen, study and second bedroom, to 10′ in the master suite, to a dramatic 12′ in the foyer, great room, dining nook, and the covered deck at the rear. There are two bedrooms on the main level, and if you choose to build the lower level there’s room for two additional bedrooms, a large recreation area, and a home theater.

    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-043
    Or order by phone by calling 888-388-5735

    Jon Rentfrow – Residential Designer


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    Plan ID #

    JR-043

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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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