Coastal Delight Beach House

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 2670
  Main Level 1235
  Second Level 1164
  Third Level 188
  Cupola Level 83
Lower level living area  
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.
37.5 W x 64 D


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


Stories 2
Parking garage
Number of stalls 2
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 10
  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.


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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This beautiful wood–crafted home was originally built in Florida, and as you can see from the photos, it exudes a sense of island living at its best! Covered porches at the front and rear of the house, on both the main and upper levels, provide four unique spaces to sit and enjoy the outdoors, and to take in the architectural details that make this house so charming. The wooden columns that support the upper porch and the roof create a symmetrical order that is complemented by the decorative wood brackets, while the cupola on the third level provides an element of surprise. This home was also recognized by Professional Builder, who gave it a “Best in American Living Award”.

After coming off of the entry deck and entering the foyer, the living room is just to your right. The opening to the living room is framed with elegant square columns, and the room itself features a beautiful coffered ceiling with three pairs of French doors that open onto the front porch. Straight ahead from the foyer, (optional) floor–to–ceiling sliding glass doors open to the formal dining room, which also features a coffered ceiling. All of the rooms on this main level have 10' ceilings. Next to the dining room there is a staircase to the upper levels, a built–in media/audio cabinet, and a short hallway that accesses a utility closet, a full bath and Bedroom 1. Bedroom 1 has a walk–in closet and two pairs of French doors that open onto the rear screened porch.

From the dining room, square columns separate the room from the kitchen. The original owners decided to build a half–wall, as you can see in the photos, which delineates the rooms nicely, while still retaining an open feeling with views. The efficient kitchen has a large center island with a sink and an extended counter for eating. Across from the kitchen there is a utility room with a counter and extra sink, and a pass–through window that opens to the rear screened porch for easy access. This makes the rear porch an ideal place to dine or entertain guests. The utility room can be easily modified to suit your needs, and can be used as a laundry room (as the original homeowners did, installing a stacked washer and dryer in one corner) and/or a walk–in pantry. A door from the kitchen opens onto a 10'-deep screened porch that spans the width of the house. The original homeowners modified the plan (as shown in the plan photos) by opening the wall between the kitchen and back porch, creating a bright and airy breakfast nook with windows that look out to the side and rear.

On the second floor, the master suite occupies the front half of the house. It has three pairs of French doors that open onto a private covered porch that looks out to the front. Sliding doors open into a walk–in closet on the other side of the room. The master bath features a tub surrounded by upper windows, a separate shower, a private toilet room, and two separate vanity sinks. On the other side of this level there are two more bedroom suites, each with its own private full bath and walk–in closet. Bedrooms 2 and 3 also have French doors that open onto a covered porch at the rear. All the rooms on this level feature 9' ceilings.

The third level has an office/recreation room with ceilings that slope up from 5' at the edges to a flat 7' section. There is room for two 6'–long back–to–back desks facing the walls, next to built–in bookshelves. Four windows on either side provide lots of natural light. A mechanical closet is located off of the stair landing to the upper cupola. The upper cupola is surrounded by glass windows on all four sides, and has a vaulted ceiling beneath the hipped roof. This sunny room with multiple views is sure to be a favorite for both adults and children!

This set of plans also comes with a design for a detached two–car garage. The garage matches the aesthetics of the main house, and features curved bracket details in the same style as the main house.

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Brief Description

This charming coastal home has 10'–deep covered porches at both the front and the rear – on both the main and the upper levels! There's a bedroom suite on the main level that would work perfectly for guests or older family members, while upstairs there's a master suite that enjoys the covered porch at the front, and two additional bedrooms that open to the one at the rear. Every room on both floors of this unique house has wrap around views. There's also an office on a third level with views to either side, and above it there's a wonderful cupola with a vaulted ceiling and views in all four directions. No wonder this house received a "Best in American Living" award.

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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).

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Bill Allister & Wayne Rainey – Architects

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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.