Contemporary Mission Style Home

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 3310
  Main 2405
  Upper 905
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.
104.417 W x 46.75 D


Above-ground bedrooms 4
Above-ground bathrooms 2.5
Master suite Main
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 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.


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 Contemporary Mission Style

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Upper Level Floor Plans For Contemporary Mission Style

Upper Level Floor Plans For Contemporary Mission Style
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The covered front porch is wrapped on three sides by graceful arches of varying width and height. The front door sits beneath a matching arch, and it is flanked on both sides by windows. As you step into the foyer (which has a 10′ ceiling), a door on the left opens to a powder room while another on the right opens to the coat closet. As you face the great room straight ahead, there’s a natural rock fireplace surround that rises to the ceiling, behind which the homeowners installed a free standing wood stove that has the capability to be connected to a forced–air system and a thermostat. However, the stove and the surround are optional items.

As you enter the great room, the ceiling rises to a dramatic 12′. At the far end of the room, a pair of glazed doors flanked by large picture windows opens out to a covered patio space that’s ideal for entertaining. Portions of the house wrap around the patio, giving it a courtyard feel, and the outer edge has arched openings between columns that match the front of the house. Arched openings off the centrally–located great room provide access to the kitchen area, the formal dining room, a hallway that provides access to the stairs and the garage, and a hallway that provides access to the master suite and bedroom 2.

The dining room has a 9′ ceiling, and a large window that provides light and views to the front. Besides the arched opening between it and the great room, there’s a larger arched opening facing the kitchen. The nook and pantry in the kitchen area also have 9′ ceilings, but the ceiling in the main area vaults up two stories. The U–shaped kitchen wraps around a large center island with a 12″ overhang for stool seating. There is an abundance of counter space and cabinets, and windows span the wall behind the sinks. The breakfast nook is also filled with light, and has a glazed door providing access to the patio.

Because of the slope of their land, the garage sits lower than the house, accessed by a stairway at the end of the hall between the kitchen and the dining room. However, these stairs would be unnecessary if you’re building on a flat lot. The two–car garage includes a shop area, a space for mechanicals, a toilet with a shower, and a large storage space for wine or other items.

The opposite end of the house is where the master suite is located, along with a room that can be used as a den, guest room, library or office, and a laundry room. A short hall leads past the master bath and an extra large walk–in closet on the way to the bedroom. The master bedroom – like the rest of this end of the house – has a 9′ ceiling. There’s a large window facing the rear, and a sitting area with corner windows that the original homeowners used as a sunny sewing room. The bath has vanities on two opposite walls and a private toilet in the first section, with an arched opening to a space containing both a tub beneath corner windows and a large shower. A pull–down stair in the closet provides access to an attic storage space.

At the landing at the top of the stairs to the upper level there’s a small loft space with a built–in seat beneath a wide window flanked by cabinets or shelving. A central hallway provides access to all the rooms on this level. The first doors you come to provide access to bedroom 2 on your left and a storage room on your right. The storage room has pull–down stairs to attic storage, and the homeowners installed an HVAC system here with a filter system rated to reduce allergies.

Bedrooms 2 & 3, like the rest of the rooms on this level, have 9′ ceilings. Windows on two walls provide natural light, views, and cross–ventilation. They each have a walk–in closet in one corner, a conveniently located sink with a mirror and a recessed medicine cabinet, and a pocket door to a shared full bath. As you near the end of the hall, there’s a 36″–high wall that looks down to the kitchen, and stairs that intersect with stairs from ground level that lead to the covered and exposed observation deck. Designed like a bell tower, this area provides views in all directions. Our favorite element of this part of the house – beside the great views, of course – is a dumbwaiter that allows for transport of things between the tower and the kitchen below it!

Please Note:
Due to licensing agreements, this house cannot be constructed within El Dorado County, California.

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Front Elevation For Contemporary Mission Style

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Rear Elevation For Contemporary Mission Style

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Brief Description

This beautiful Mission–style home features an uncluttered exterior that emphasizes its clean lines, gentle arches, and tile roof. A contemporary expression of a classic style, inside and out. One of the most beautiful design elements – the canopied observation tower with open decks on two sides – is also one of the most interesting and fun areas of the house. And the covered walkway that nearly encircles the house, along with the covered porch at the front and the covered patio at the rear, allow for constant contact with nature.

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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: JS-002
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John Sutton – Architect

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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.