Magnificent Mountain Living

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 3592
  Main Level 2869
  Upper Level 723
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.
127.5 W x 66.167 D


Above-ground bedrooms 3
Above-ground bathrooms 2.5
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 0
Lower-level bathrooms 0


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 10.083
  Upper level 8.083
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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The entry foyer has a pyramidal ceiling that vaults from 10′ to 11’6″, and it has half–walls with decorative square columns to differentiate the foyer space. Straight ahead you have views to the rear deck and beyond through the living room windows. The wall of windows has transom windows above that reach the vaulted ceiling of the room. A glazed door at the side that opens to the backyard has a full height window next to it for additional light. A two–sided fireplace warms both the living room and the dining room located on the other side. The ceiling in the living room vaults from 9′ at the edges to 12’3″ in the center.

To the right of the entry foyer you pass a powder room, a coat closet, and a staircase to the lower level before coming to the double doors that open into the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has a 10′ ceiling and is triangular in shape, with a fireplace located in the corner to warm the room. Triple sliding doors on either side of the fireplace open onto a private wrap around deck, which also provide lots of natural light and views in two directions. A door to the left as you enter the room opens into a large walk–in closet, and at the far corner of the room a door opens to a luxurious master bath. The bath features a private toilet area, a whirlpool tub beneath corner windows, a large separate shower, two vanity sinks, a linen closet, and a door to the rear deck. There is also a door from the bath to the walk–in closet for direct access. A truly unique suite filled with interesting angles and views!

To the left of the entry foyer you pass a formal dining room before coming into the open public spaces. The dining room has a 10′ ceiling, a fireplace, and a glazed door that accesses the rear deck. As you look around the flowing array of public rooms you are constantly aware of your connection with the outdoors, as the use of many large windows helps to create the unique character of this home. The kitchen, nook and family room get the best of both worlds: to one side a curved wall of windows provides views to the rear and side; while on the other side large picture windows and transom windows above them that reach the vaulted ceiling provide views to the front. A glazed door from the family room also accesses the front deck. Along one wall, a built–in entertainment center and a fireplace are incorporated into a stone wall. Interior window openings above the fireplace look down from the loft above. The ceiling in the family room vaults from 12′ to a dramatic 16’8″.

The open kitchen has a large center island with a cook top and room for eating that separates it from the breakfast room. A short hallway between the kitchen and the dining room has a butler’s pantry on one side and a large walk–in pantry on the other. The kitchen also features tons of counter and cabinet space, corner windows above the sinks, a desk, and a 12′ ceiling. The sunny breakfast room features a curved wall of full–height windows with transom windows above them to bring in views and sunlight, and it also has a 12′ ceiling. From the kitchen and family room area a curved staircase leads to the split upper level, and another set of stairs walk down to the laundry room (which has a lower ceiling height of 8’4″) and the three–car garage.

The second floor landing opens up to a loft space with openings that look down into the family room. The loft features a vaulted ceiling, a niche for a desk, and an arched picture window that looks out to the front. Two additional bedrooms with a shared Jack–n–Jill bath are located on this floor. Each bedroom has a walk–in closet, its own private vanity area, and some vaulted ceilings. Bedroom 3 also has a window seat that looks out to the front.

The optional lower level has the potential of an office/ bedroom with a private bath, and plenty of space for additional entertainment spaces.

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Brief Description

This stunning mountain home has two decks at the front – a long one that angles and ends at the front door, and another that wraps around the master bedroom – and one at the rear that wraps around the living room. And it enjoys views in every direction. The original lot was sloped to one side, so they included a walk out basement that was left unfinished, and they built a curving staircase to provide access to the front deck. The master suite is on one end of the house, and on the other end up a half level (again because of their lot) there are two more bedrooms over the garage. When you see the photo of the interior, you'll understand why we call this a magnificent house!

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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: PD-002
Or order by phone by calling 888-388-5735

Paul Deardorff and Karen Keating – Architects

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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.