4 Bedrooms With Huge Rear Deck

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 3700
  Main 2068
  Upper 1632
Lower level living area  2068
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.
63 W x 53 D


Above-ground bedrooms 4
Above-ground bathrooms 3.5
Master suite Upper
Lower-level bedrooms 0
Lower-level bathrooms 0


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.
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 8
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.


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
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Main Level Floor Plans For Huge Rear Deck

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Upper Level Floor Plans For Huge Rear Deck
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As you step through the front door at the covered entry, you enter a foyer with a dramatic 18′ ceiling. On your right, two stairs step down to a sunken living room with a ceiling that rises from 13′ at the edges to nearly 17′ in the center, crossed by exposed beams that are 15′ off the floor. There’s a fireplace flanked by tall narrow windows that look out to the front, and a pair of large windows with views to the side.

The foyer is open to the dining room, separated visually by a dropped beam clad in wood and a change in ceiling height to 9′. The dining room has all four corners clipped off – creating a much more interesting look and feel – and the ceiling is criss–crossed by decorative wood–clad beams. A 6′ by 6′ window facing the front provides views along with plenty of natural light. Cased openings in the dining room and the kitchen provide access to a very large butlery with a sink beneath a window, plenty of counter space, an under–the–counter refrigerator, and a deep walk–in pantry.

The kitchen is quite spacious, and like most of the rooms on the main level it has a 9′ ceiling. It has a large center island, windows above the sinks that look out to and through a portion of the rear deck, another window with a convenient pass–thru to the grill area on the deck, and an angled peninsula counter that’s open below for seating. There’s a sunny nook on the other side of the counter that has a fireplace flanked by large windows, and a glazed door that opens to the deck area. Another cased opening in the kitchen provides access to a large mudroom with a built–in bench, a built–in desk with cabinets above, and a coat closet, and doors on either end open to the laundry room and the shop area that’s part of the 3–car garage.

As you pass the nook there’s a guest powder room on your right, and a sunken family room straight ahead. The ceiling in this room has a flat area that’s set at 10′ that descends until it reaches the outer walls. On the far wall there’s a large fireplace flanked by built–in cabinets with windows above them, and the wall facing the rear is composed almost entirely of glass, with transoms above the tall windows.

Stairs off the foyer lead to a wide landing where sliding glass doors with transom windows above open to the study. The ceiling is set at 10′ in this room, and three pairs of wide windows in angled walls provide terrific views along with lots of natural light. The angled walls mimic those in the dining room. You’ll see that these angled walls are repeated a number of times on the upper level as well.

This becomes apparent as soon as you reach the landing on the upper level, where four such angles create a visual diamond shaped space. To your left a railing looks down to the foyer, while on your right a pair of doors open to the master suite. The ceiling in the bedroom is vaulted in the center, dropping to 8′ at the outer walls. The far wall has three side–by–side windows for light and views to the rear, and there’s another window in a corner that widens the view. A short hall passes two walk–in closets on either side (with “hers” clearly being the larger of the two!) before entering the bath area. There’s a soaking tub beneath four windows in one corner, a shower in another, two separated vanities, and a private toilet in the master bath.

A corridor off the landing provides access to three additional bedrooms. Like all of the spaces on this level other than the master bedroom, the ceilings are set at 8′. Bedroom 2 has its own bath, while 3 and 4 share one that’s located between them. Bedroom 2 also has a walk–in closet, and a pair of glass doors that open to a small private balcony. Bedrooms 3 and 4 have opposite side views, and a door in bedroom 4 opens to an optional bonus space above the garage that would be formed by the use of attic trusses.

The foundation plans show an unfinished basement, should you choose to construct a lower level. If you don’t need a basement, the space under the stairs to the upper level could be turned into a deep coat and storage closet.

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    Brief Description

    The exterior of this handsome home is comprised of thick stucco and synthetic stone. It has great views to the rear, and a deck to enjoy these views that is nearly 44′ wide and ranges from 14′ to 20′ in depth. Some of its unique features include a sunken living room and family room, a sunny study off the landing between floors, vaulted ceilings in the foyer, living room, and the master bedroom, and a garage large enough for three vehicles and a shop.

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    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


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    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.


    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).

    SKU: JR-037
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    Jon Rentfrow – Residential Designer

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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?


      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.

    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.