Single Story With 3 Bedrooms

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 2481
  Main 2481
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.
70.5 W x 64.667 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
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 intentionally subdued appearance of this house begins to change as you approach it. It’s only then that you notice how the entire front of the house steps out and in, and thus the gables project at different lengths. This produces a much more interesting look and feel on the inside. Another unique interior feature involves the ceilings. While all the rooms have ceilings set at a lofty 10′, all but two rooms (bedrooms 2 and 3) have a 28″–wide soffit around the outer edge set at 9′. Details like these, along with angled interior walls, create a house that’s not only beautiful and functional, but also unique.

The covered entry is bracketed by the dining room and the garage, and topped by a recessed gable roof. The glazed door has windows on either side and a wide transom above, allowing light to fill the foyer space. Once you step into the house, there’s a formal dining room on your right and a den/study on your left. Wide cased openings and a short angled wall give the dining room its square shape (reinforced by the soffit around the outer edge) while allowing it to be open to the living areas of the house. Light and views are provided by a wide window facing the front. While any type of table would work, the shape of the room lends itself to a round or oval shape.

Double doors set at an angle to the foyer open to the den/study. A trio of arched windows span half of the far wall. A short hallway next to the doors to this room passes a coat closet and a powder room before reaching the doors to the master suite. The master bedroom is quite spacious, and windows on two walls provide lots of natural light, views in two directions, and the ability to have cross–ventilation. The bath area has a wide window, two separated sinks with a vanity next to one of them, an extra large shower, and a private toilet. A door at the far end opens to a large walk–in closet with a window.

The living areas are straight ahead from the foyer, and the great room, kitchen and nook are open to each other. The 9’–high soffit encircles all three spaces, and the ceiling over the kitchen area is also set at 9′. A three–sided peninsula counter with a 42″–high wall on the outer side provides a visual separation from the great room, along with tons of counter space. The sinks are in the center section facing the great room, so that the person doing the dishes can enjoy any activity taking place there. There’s plenty of room for an island in the middle of the kitchen, and there’s a walk–in pantry in one corner. A cased opening provides easy access to the dining room.

The casual dining nook is filled with light during the day thanks to bay windows that look out to and through the covered patio at the rear of the house. A glass door between the nook and the great room opens to this patio area, which is both wide and deep. The great room has a recessed fireplace and built–in entertainment center on the far wall that can be enjoyed from the kitchen and the nook, and three wide windows look out to the patio.

A short hall between the great room and the dining room leads past a door to the three–car garage before reaching bedrooms 2 and 3 and the conveniently located laundry room. Pull–down stairs in the laundry provide attic access, and a built–in desk and drawers sit beneath a window at the far end of the room. The entryways to both bedrooms are angled at 45–degrees, just like the opening to the den, and the bedrooms share a full bath situated between them. Having the two bedrooms on the opposite side of the house from the master suite provides privacy in a one–story house.

Please Note:
Due to licensing agreements, this house cannot be constructed within El Dorado County, California.

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Brief Description

This charming single story home has an irregular outline, producing a unique and attractive look and feel inside and out. There’s a 12’–deep covered patio that spans most of the rear of the house, and there are great views in this direction from all the living areas as well as the master bedroom. The master and two additional bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house for privacy, with the main living spaces between them. All the rooms feature tall 10′ ceilings, giving them an open and spacious feeling. The foyer is flanked by a den/study on one side and a formal dining room on the other, and both rooms enjoy views to the front. The kitchen is quite spacious, and open to both the great room (with its fireplace and media center on the far wall) and a sunny nook.

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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: JS-010
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John Sutton – 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.