Traditional Yet Contemporary 5 Bedroom

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 5810
  Main 3760
  Upper 2050
  Garage Loft 440
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.
123.583 W x 56 D


Above-ground bedrooms 5 - 6
Above-ground bathrooms 5.5
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 0
Lower-level bathrooms 0


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 11
  Upper 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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Lower Level Floor Plans For Traditional Yet Contemporary
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This magnificent home has a rather stately appearance as you approach it. The front elevation displays an abundance of large double hung windows flanked by operable shutters, and a wide covered front porch with classical columns. As you step into the foyer – which, like all the rooms on the main level, has a dramatic 11′ ceiling – a cased opening on your right provides access to both an elevator and powder room, and across from this opening is a generous coat closet.

Next to the foyer is the great room, a space that is large enough to include spacious seating and dining areas. This room has a large fireplace flanked by built–ins on one wall and on the opposite wall there’s a wide niche also flanked by built–ins. The far wall provides great views to and through an 11’–deep by 42’–wide covered rear porch – three sets of glass doors open to the porch, while a window–filled bay projects into it. A door at one end of the rear porch opens into a screened porch, a space also accessible via the office that is part of the master suite. A door at the other end opens to a sun–filled casual dining space off the kitchen.

Paneled doors on either end of the dining space provide access to the kitchen. Through one set of doors you pass by a wet bar and a pair of French doors that also open to the rear porch. Through the other set of doors you encounter the staircase to the upper level on the left and a large walk–in pantry to the right. The kitchen is quite spacious, and accommodates a 48″ range, 2 dishwashers, refrigerator and freezer columns, a large center island with a vegetable sink and ample room for casual eating or serving. One wide cased opening leads to a window–wrapped breakfast room, while another leads to a large work station, a space that connects the kitchen and family room.

At the work station, one wall has windows flanking a door that opens to a grill station at the rear terrace, while the other has a long built–in desk beneath a quartet of interior windows that look into a hallway. Another cased opening brings you to the spacious family room. The far wall has three large windows for light and views, and two additional windows flank a double sided fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the rear terrace. The room has a vaulted ceiling and is graced with decorative exposed beams.

Cased openings off both the kitchen and the family room access a hallway with built–in storage. This leads to a multi–purpose mudroom with lockers along one wall, laundry space (one of three in the house!), a work counter with storage cubbies below, and access to a powder room. Just beyond the mudroom there are stairs to an optional guest suite above the garage, and doors that open to either the garage or to a covered porch. Attached to the garage is a good–sized storage space with double doors facing the front of the house, and an overhead door on the opposite wall.

The rest of the main level is devoted to the magnificent master suite. Double doors at the opposite end of the great room take you to either to a master hallway that leads past an office space before reaching the bedroom, or to the office directly. The office has 6’6″ tall windows and a pair of French doors that open to the screened porch at the rear of the house.

The master bedroom is an 18’x18′ spacious room that’s filled with natural light and enjoys views from three different directions. The master bath also enjoys light and views through a wall filled with windows. Two vanities are flanked on either side by a large shower and a private water closet. There’s also a separate soaking room with a free standing tub, and two walk–in closets, one of which has a stacked washer and dryer.

Both the main staircase and elevator take you to a hallway that provides access to four bedroom suites on the upper level, all with 10′ ceilings. The far wall of bedroom 1 has alternating window seats and built–in shelves, and next to them is a recessed nook with built–in cabinets. The bath features two separated sinks, a private water closet with a shower, and a large walk–in closet that has pull–down stairs that access the attic storage.

Bedroom 2 has generous windows with views to the rear, and a built–in desk with shelves above it. A dressing area off the bedroom provides access to two separate walk–in closets and a bath that features two separated vanities, a shower, and water closet. Bedroom 3 also enjoys a rear view, has a built–in desk with shelves above and a generous closet. And finally, bedroom 4 has views in two directions, a walk–in closet, and a full bath.

If you opt to build the guest suite over the garage, the bedroom is 12’x24′ with windows on both ends, and next it there’s a kitchenette and a full bath.

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Brief Description

This 5,800 sq ft Neo–classical home has six bedrooms, six full baths, and two half baths. The great room serves as the central entertaining space with a formal sitting area and dining set up. The master suite is located on the first floor, and boasts two separate closets, a soaking tub room and separate shower, and a water closet. The rear of the house has a sun–bathed breakfast room, a long covered porch, a screen porch, and a rear terrace with an outdoor fireplace. Adding to the charm of the home, this plan incorporates lots of large windows, barrel and vaulted ceilings, built–ins and niches.

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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: WE-001
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William Elan – 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.