Italian Style With A Courtyard

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 3275
  Main 3275
Lower level living area  2817
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.
95.5 W x 59.5 D


Above-ground bedrooms 1
Above-ground bathrooms 2
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 3
Lower-level bathrooms 3.5


Stories 1
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 10
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 unique home was designed to have the look and feel of houses one would see in parts of Italy. This was accomplished on the exterior with the use of curved tiles on the low–pitched roofline and a combination of rough–hewn synthetic stone and stucco on the walls, and on the inside by the use of rounded and angled spaces. The house also features a large courtyard in front, and a deep covered deck in the rear along with an open grill area.

The gateway to this handsome home is an arched opening in a round structure with a round peaked roof and walls on either side. You enter a large courtyard area to find a fireplace in one corner, the semi–circular shape that contains the stairs to the lower level, and a covered entryway. When you enter the foyer, which has a 10′ ceiling, there’s a circular space with a 14′ ceiling crossed by two wide beams, and a railing looking down to the semi–circular stairs to the lower level.

The back of a large fireplace covered with synthetic stone separates the foyer and circular area from the great room, with wide arched openings on either side. The magnificent great room and the open kitchen next to it share a ceiling that vaults from 17′ at the edges to a stunning 20′ down the center, with exposed trusses whose bottom edges are set at 11′. The far wall is composed almost entirely of glass, with tall windows on either side of sliding glass doors that open to a large covered deck area at the rear. Transom windows along the top of the rear wall provide even more light and views.

The great room and kitchen are open to each other, and at the transition between the two spaces there’s a wine cellar with a plant shelf above it on one side, and a full bar on the other. The bar has a curved raised countertop for stools on the outer edge, and large windows and a glass door at the back that look and open out to the grill area.

The kitchen has a trio of windows for light and views to the side, with room for a six–burner range between two of them. There are four additional transom windows on the same wall positioned up near the vaulted ceiling. A large island in the middle has a pair of sinks positioned so that the person doing the dishes is facing the living areas of the house, and a rounded end that can be used for casual dining and/or serving. The dining room is next to the kitchen, and it’s angled out at 45–degrees from the rest of the house. The ceiling in this room (and the bar service area) is set at 10’6″, and the room enjoys great light and views through a trio of windows on one wall, and a huge arched 3–paned window on another.

Just before entering the mudroom off the kitchen there’s a small enclosure that was used by the homeowners as a baking center. The dotted object inside that you see on the floor plans are stacked ovens. Three doors in the mudroom open to an office with a view, a full laundry room and a walk–in pantry, and a 3–car garage that has plenty of room for a workspace or extra storage.

The right side of the house is devoted to the master suite and a den. An arched opening off the foyer brings you to a vestibule with three doors – one that opens to a full bath that also functions as a guest powder room; a pair that open to the den; and another pair that open to the master suite. The den has a vaulted ceiling crossed by three collar–ties, and lots of windows for views to the front and side. A door in this room opens directly to the full bath, so it could function as a guest (or second) bedroom with the addition of a closet.

The doors to the master suite open to a vestibule, one wall of which is filled with built–in shelves. Beyond it two arched openings form a small space with an opening on the left leading to “his” large walk–in closet and on the right to the master bath. The master suite is both luxurious and totally unique. Angled like the dining room at 45–degrees to the house, the bedroom sits beneath a hipped roof that allows the ceiling to vault up in the center from all four corners. Wide sliding glass doors open to the covered rear deck, and a pair of side–by–side windows topped by transoms on another wall add to the light and views. There’s also a fireplace in the corner with a 42″ firebox surrounded by synthetic stone. The bath area features a 10′ ceiling, two widely separated vanities (one of which is next to a window), and a private toilet. There’s also a large walk–in closet for “her”, with two small windows set high on the walls for natural light, and a stacked washer and dryer conveniently located in a small nook.

A whole other world is available should you choose to build the lower level, particularly if your land slopes to the rear. When you get to the bottom of the stairs you’re facing a large recreation area with a full bar for entertaining. This space – like most of the lower level – has a 9’9″ ceiling, and the far wall is composed mostly of glass, with tall windows flanking wide sliding glass doors that open to a covered rear patio surrounded by arched openings.

An opening just to the left of the bar as you face it leads to a short hall with a linen closet and three doors – one to an unfinished space for storage and some mechanicals; another to a good–sized exercise room; and a third to a powder room. Just beyond the bar a door opens to a guest suite (with an 8’9″ ceiling height) that features a sitting area that can access the back yard, a large bedroom with views in two directions, a full bath and a walk–in closet.

The other side of the lower level is devoted to two more bedrooms, each with its own walk–in closet and full bath, and to a large home theater with a storage closet for A/V equipment.

By the way, if you’re wondering what those projections are out of the roof, they are the caps over the fireplaces in the great room and the corner of the courtyard space.

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Brief Description

This classic Italian–style one story home has many unique features, including a large courtyard space at the front, a tall circular space off the foyer over a round stairway, a wet bar off the great room, a beautiful master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling following the lines of a hipped roof, and a huge covered deck at the rear of the house. The main level can have either one or two bedrooms, and if you choose to build the lower level, there are three additional suites plus a large recreation area with another bar, a home theater, and an exercise room.

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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-039
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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).
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.