Lakeview Court Hillside House

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 2716
  Main Level 2058
  Upper Level 658
Lower level living area   1446
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.
76.083 W x 32.083 D


Above-ground bedrooms 2
Above-ground bathrooms 2.5
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 2
Lower-level bathrooms 1


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 8.667
  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 Lakeview Court

Main Level Floor Plans For Lakeview Court

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Upper Level Floor Plans For Lakeview Court

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Floor Plans 1 For Lakeview Court
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Lakeview Court was originally built as a passive solar lakeside home, and was naturally framed by spacious views of the surrounding lake and mountain. It was designed to be situated on a common sized 100–foot urban lot with 5 foot setbacks. The post–and–beam north side entry is recessed from the street with a landscaped car court, creating a spacious and private entry. All the rooms of this home open onto or provide direct views of a private southern court and terrace, and also overlook the rearward view.

Comprising a total of more than 4,100 square feet (if the lower level is built), this design creates separate living spaces within the home, separates the garage and the living space, and provides private exterior living spaces.

The plan consists of three levels: The lower family level includes a media room opening to the court, two bedrooms, and abundant storage. The main level encloses the living spaces and the master suite. And the versatile upper level is designed for two home offices, one bedroom and one office, or two bedrooms.

A small covered porch leads to the foyer that vaults from 8′ at the door to 12′ as you enter the living areas. The ceiling in the living and dining areas vaults to a dramatic 15′, and they are lined with glazed sliding doors facing the view at the rear of the house. An optional two–sided fireplace faces both areas. A large open kitchen is located next to the dining area. It features an island with a sink, a tremendous amount of counter space, and great views. A door leads to a cozy sunroom at the rear of the house. Off the kitchen there’s a large pantry, a powder room, and a full size laundry room. A small porch leads to the 3–car garage that has a workshop space built in.

The master suite is located on the other side of the house. The ceiling in the master bedroom vaults to 14′, and in the bath area to 11′ (with a venting skylight). The bedroom accesses a private patio at the rear, another optional two–sided fireplace between it and the bath, and a very large walk–in closet. The bathroom has a spa tub with a view, a large step–in shower, two sinks, and a private toilet and bidet.

Stairs next to the foyer lead up to a bedroom with a full bath and a home office, and down to the walkout lower level. This area includes two bedrooms that share an unusually designed bathroom with separate toilet and sink areas and a shared bath. Bedroom 2 also features a large walk–in closet and an alcove framed by windows. Also located on this level is a good sized family room, a wine room, a mechanical room, and both indoor and outdoor storage. All the living areas face and walk out to a courtyard.

Since this was designed for the original homeowner as a “green” home, the house interior is finished with tinted gypsum plaster, recycled timbers, forged steel railings, wood ceilings and trim, and natural, durable, healthy finishes. The construction is extremely durable, low maintenance, energy efficient and sustainable, including materials such as Rastra recycled–foam concrete walls, structural insulated roof panels, reused wood timbers, and cement stucco and cement siding exterior. However, more conventional materials and wall systems could of course be employed.

High windows in gabled ceiling rooms and a three–level open stairway provide for natural summer ventilation throughout the house as well as effecting a visual connection to all levels. Corner windows are used to increase the view cone in all directions. All told, this carefully designed, naturally finished and spacious home is ideal for an urban or lakeside landscape.

Although this home was designed with ICF and SIPs construction, it can be easily changed to standard stud construction by your builder or design professional. Be sure to confirm this with your builder prior to purchasing the plans.

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Front Elevation For Lakeview Court

Front Elevation For Lakeview Court

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Brief Description

This two–bedroom home expands to four bedrooms if you build the lower level. The original home was built next to a lake, with a sloping lot that allowed for a walk out basement. The living and dining areas are separated by an (optional) two–sided fireplace, and the ceiling above these two rooms vaults to 15'. This house provides tremendous views to the rear.

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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: BM-415
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Bruce Millard – 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.