Magical Mix of Materials Mountain Home

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 3066
  Main 2256
  Upper 810
Lower level living area  1344
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.
72.5 W x 40 D


Above-ground bedrooms 3
Above-ground bathrooms 3.5
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 1
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 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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As the name implies, what really makes this stunningly attractive house stand out – in addition to the unique rooflines, angles, and overall shape – is the choice and combination of exterior materials. Horizontal lap siding and synthetic stone provide textured surfaces that work perfectly together, as do the seamed metal and asphalt that cover different portions of the roof. Just add cedar detailing at the porch, entryway, and windows and you have a house that will stand out in any setting. Originally designed for a piece of property that sloped to the front, this house can of course be built on most lots with modest modifications.

The covered entry is connected to a deep covered deck that wraps around the front of the house. As you step into a foyer with a ceiling that rises to two stories, the formal dining room is just to your right, the kitchen and casual dining area are straight ahead, and the great room is to your left. The ceiling in the dining room rises from a lofty 12′ at the edges of the room to 13′ in the middle. Three large windows with transom windows above them provide great light and views to the front, and a bump–out on the far wall provides space for cabinets or furniture.

Turning left from the foyer you pass the stairs to the upper and lower levels before entering the great room. On the left, the entire wall is filled with wide windows with transoms that look out to and through the front deck, and above them in the vaulted ceiling area there are three more windows with the same overall width. The room vaults from 19′ at the edges to a breathtaking 26′ in the center, and four exposed wood trusses with curved bottoms to match the curve in the upper windows cross the room from side to side. There’s a fireplace in one corner, and in another there’s a glazed door that opens to the covered deck.

Straight ahead from the foyer are the kitchen and a large casual dining area/family room, both of which have10′ ceilings criss–crossed by decorative wood beams. Light and views in the kitchen are provided by a trio of windows over the sink area that look out to and through a patio at the rear of the house. Next to the patio, and accessible from either it or the family room, is a screened porch with a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace at one end.

Between the foyer and the family room there’s a door that opens to the laundry/mud room. One door in this room opens first to a space with a coat closet on one side and a desk on the other before reaching the pantry, while another opens to the 3–car garage.

An opening just off the great room brings you to a small vestibule that provides access to a guest powder room and a fantastic master suite. The ceiling in the bedroom rises from 10′ at the edges to 11′ in the middle. One large window looks out to the side, while three others look out to the covered front deck. A wide angled opening brings you to a lovely sitting room. Octagonal in shape, 8 pie segments meet at the middle of the vaulted ceiling. Three adjacent walls are filled with windows, while another wall has a recessed fireplace, and yet another has a glazed door that opens to the front deck. The master bath has a soaking tub set beneath windows, a separate shower, two sinks, and a private toilet. Both it and the large walk–in closet next to it have 10′ ceilings.

At the top of the stairs to the upper level, a bridge that looks down to the foyer and the great room provides access to two bedrooms and an optional bonus space above the garage. Each bedroom has a total of three windows on two walls for light and cross ventilation, it’s own full bath and walk–in closet, and each has a 9′ ceiling.

Should you choose to build the lower level, there’s a guest bedroom with a sitting room, full bath and walk–in closet, and a large home theater, on either side of a recreation room with a bar area and a powder room.

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Brief Description

Unlike most homes designed for a view, this house emphasizes the ones to the front, although views to the rear can be enjoyed from a patio and a screened porch with a fireplace. There’s a deep, curved, wrap–around covered deck at the front, and tremendous views from all the rooms on the main level are focused in this direction as well. This beautiful two–story home has unique features inside and out, including an octagonal sitting room off the master bedroom that projects out from the house. It has it’s own steeply peaked roof that covers a ceiling that vaults to the center, a fireplace, and windows fill three of the angled walls. There are two bedroom suites on the upper level, and if you choose to construct the walk–out lower level it provides a guest suite, and recreation room, and a home theater.

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Printed on Mylar; may be modified right on the plans, which can then be duplicated locally. Includes extra copy printed on Bond paper


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By far the most popular option! Instant, cost-free delivery via email; can be emailed to builder(s) and others; comes with license to modify & duplicate


For use by design professionals to make substantial changes; may be printed locally after modifications are made; cost-free delivery via email
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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-038
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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).
  • 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.