Mountain Magic View House

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 4268
  Main Level 3544
  Upper Level 724
Lower level living area  3257
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.
124.5 W x 68.167 D


Above-ground bedrooms 3
Above-ground bathrooms 4
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 2
Lower-level bathrooms 2


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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Main Level Floor Plans For Mountain Magic

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This one–of–a–kind home was designed to capitalize on a site accessed from the downhill side, and with views on the downhill side. The facade of the original house was composed of stone veneer and thick lap siding, with lots of wood details at the gable, around the windows, and at the entryway. Antique wood beams and flooring that was reclaimed from an old mine were used liberally in the interior, adding a rustic feel to this otherwise contemporary home.

This exceptional home features two master bedrooms (one with his and hers baths and closets) at either end of the house, a study, a formal dining room, a great room, a hearth room, a kitchen and nook, two additional guest suites, a maid’s apartment, a huge recreation room, a tap room/bar, a wine room, and a theater! Outside, a stone fire pit, a built–in barbeque, and a hot tub off the hearth room and nook create a private haven for entertaining on the private uphill side of the home.

The entry porch sits beneath a tall and deep gabled roof supported by timber beams atop stone veneer covered bases. As you turn to the right and step through the front door, you enter a foyer with a ceiling that vaults to 14’6″, and a view into the dramatic great room and beyond it to the formal dining room.

The ceiling in the great room vaults from an already impressive 12′ at the edges to nearly 20′ in the center. A large wood–burning fireplace with a stone mantle that rises to the ceiling faces you as you enter the room. An enormous window with a single large pane topped by two sections of multi–paned windows reaching almost to the ceiling flanked by tall multi–paned windows on either side provide abundant natural light, and views to the front of the house. Glazed doors to the right of the fireplace open to a large deck at the front of the house.

Just to the left of the fireplace is the formal dining room. It has a stately 13′ ceiling, is open to the kitchen, and a glazed door flanked by windows looks out to the deck. The spacious kitchen also has a 13′ ceiling. A large island with a double sink and a breakfast bar is located in the middle of the room, and an opening at one end reveals a deck area and a large walk–in pantry. A casual dining nook is fit into a bay with three large windows that look out to a large patio. Just beyond and open to the kitchen is a comfy hearth room. An entire wall of windows on your left looks out across the rear of the house, while a matching wall opposite it looks and walks out to the patio. The ceiling in this room vaults from 11′ to 13′.

The remainder of the right side of the house is devoted to the first master suite. The bedroom ceiling vaults from 10′ to an impressive 17′, and it features a built–in fireplace and entertainment center, two doors to a covered portion of the front deck, and double doors to a covered portion of the rear patio. There are two alternative plans for the master bath area. One features a dressing area with natural light, an enormous walk–in closet, two separated sinks, a large shower, a soaking tub beneath a pair of windows, and a private toilet. The alternate version is broken up into “his” and “hers” bathrooms with a common shower.

Returning to the foyer, one set of stairs on your left leads up to the second master bedroom suite, and the other leads down to the 3–car garage and the lower level of the house. This master suite features a sitting area with a built–in fireplace and a ceiling that vaults from 9′ to 11’9″ in the bedroom, and a bath area with both a shower and a tub, two separated sinks, a private toilet, and a large walk–in closet.

Beyond the stairs is another bedroom that could also he used as a home office. It has a pass through closet leading to a bath that doubles as a guest powder room, and a pair of glazed doors that open to a small patio at the rear of the house. Next to this room is a study that also accesses the rear patio, and it too has a walk–in closet. Both these rooms have 10’10” ceilings.

The simplified basement plan that we show on our website is a slightly revised version of the original plan. The 3–car garage connects to the house at mid–level, and from the landing just inside the house there is access to a mudroom and a laundry room just beyond it, and stairs leading up to the main level and down to the lower level. Half of the lower level is devoted to entertaining, while the other half includes two more bedroom suites. A good sized wet bar with seating faces a large recreation area that features a built–in fireplace and entertainment center, a wall of windows for light and views, and a pair of doors that open to a patio covered by the deck above it. Double doors across from this room open to an elegant wine room.

As you walk down the hallway to the two bedrooms suites, you pass a media room that also has access to unfinished storage, and a mechanical room. Each bedroom has a walk–in closet, a full bath, and lots of windows facing the front of the house. Bedroom 4 has a door that walks out to the covered patio, and bedroom 5 was designed to be an in–law suite. It has an exterior door to the front, a bump–out that provides additional living space, and a kitchenette. All of the ceilings on this lower level are set at 10’7″.

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Brief Description

This striking home was designed for a family with a lot that faced a fantastic mountain view. Because the lot sloped to the front, the homeowners were able to have a lower walk out level, adding two additional bedrooms and a large entertainment area to what could otherwise be a three bedroom, one–story house. As you'll see from the photos, wood is emphasized as much in the interior as it is on the exterior. This unique home features two master bedrooms on the main floor, and nearly every room on this level is vaulted.

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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).

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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.
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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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    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.
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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.
  • 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.