Colonial Style Southern Comfort
|Total Above-ground living area
|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.
|71 W x 70.5 D
|Number of stalls
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.
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.
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
This four-bedroom home has classic architectural elements and details, such as flying gables, copper spires, wood corbels, and small paned glass windows. The interior is just as impressive, with high vaulted ceilings, and a barrel ceiling in the dining room.
As you approach this home, the glass windows that enclose a 23′ high breakfast nook give you a glimpse of the interior space. After coming off the covered entry, you enter a foyer with a coat closet to the right. To the right of the foyer is a study/guest room with a full bath that has a second door that leads to the foyer for public use. Straight ahead is a spacious great room with vaulted ceilings. The high ceilings allow a large picture window above the rear glass doors, which give you views to the open veranda beyond. The great room is open to the kitchen, which features a walk–in pantry and a center work island, and a dining room, which features a barrel ceiling. The kitchen is open to the glass enclosed breakfast nook, which brings in sunshine and a variety of outdoor views. Next to the kitchen are a powder room, a laundry room, a mud hall to the garage, and a stairwell to the bonus room above the garage. To the right of the great room is a master bedroom suite, with a large bathroom and his/her walk–in closets. The roomy master bath features both a whirlpool tub and a shower. On the other side of the great room are two more bedrooms, which both open to a private full bath.
All the rooms in this dramatic home have high ceilings. In addition to the vaulted rooms mentioned above: the master bedroom has a 14′-6″ ceiling; bedrooms 2 and 3 have 13′ ceilings, as does the kitchen; and the foyer has a 14′-2″ ceiling.
The room above the garage may be used as an office or a game room, and adds an additional 536 square feet. There is also a half bath located on this floor next to the stairwell.
Due to licensing agreements, this home may not be built within a 50–mile radius of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, without permission of the designer.
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Side 2 Elevation For Southern Comfort
The tall portion of the house you see protruding from its front wraps around a breakfast nook with a 23–foot ceiling! This unique one–story house has vaulted ceilings in nearly every room, so the light that comes in through this window–lined tower fills the inner spaces during the day. It can have either 3 or 4 bedrooms, as the “study” has a walk–in closet and access to a full bath. The attached garage has room for three vehicles, and above it there's space for a bonus room with a half bath.
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Plan ID #ED-004
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- What is bond paper?
Bond paperPrinters 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 SetIf 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?
MylarVellum 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 MylarIf 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 filesThe 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 formatTHE 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 filesThe 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 formatPlans 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.