Our working drawings include the following..
We use AutoCAD to produce our working drawings. This allows us to be 100% accurate on our dimensions as well as coordinate all drawings with the highest level of precision. Below are examples of what comes in each working drawing set...
Floor Plans -
For each level we include... a 1/4"=1'-0" scale floor plan indicating frame walls and masonry with dimensions, notes, door and window sizes, room names and floor finishes, cabinet, shelving, fixture locations and notes, ceiling conditions, electrical/lighting fixtures and switches.
Exterior Elevations -
We include... Front Elevation at 1/4"=1'-0", side and rear elevations at 1/8"=1'-0", plate heights, roof overhangs, material/surface notes, window heights, roof pitches, material hatching for clarity, floor to floor dimensions and any other detail we feel is necessary to explain the construction.
Cabinet elevations at 3/8"=1'-0", showing cabinets, appliance locations, plumbing fixtures, shelving, counter/backsplash surface, cabinet material and finish, niche details and any other special situation that cannot be understood from the plan view. Building Sections are included only when there is no other way to indicate the spatial characteristics of the home. This information is quite often indicated well enough on the elevations and plans.
Foundation Plans -
We offer a choice of three types of foundations, full basement, crawlspace, and slab foundations. Each comes fully dimensioned, and noted indicating wall composition and thickness, construction detail references to our detail page, beam, pier and column locations and sizes, stair locations for basements, reinforcing steel sizes and step downs in monolithic slabs and ventilation grilles for crawlspaces.
Framing Plans -
For each level we include... a 1/8"=1'-0" scale plan indicating rafter, ceiling and floor joists locations, sizes and spacing as well as lumber grade specified, additional bracing and blocking.
For each foundation type we include... 3/4"=1'-0" scale details indicating material composition, size and critical dimensions for construction of the primary foundation.
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All home plans are based on the following design assumptions: 8 foot basement ceiling height, 9 foot first floor ceiling height, 8 foot second floor ceiling height (if used), gable roof; 2 dormers, average roof pitch is 12:12, 1 to 2 covered porches, porch construction on foundations.
Summarized cost report will provide approximately 70 lines of cost detail within the following home construction categories: Site Work, Foundations, Basement (if used), Exterior Shell, Special Spaces (Kitchen, Bathrooms, etc), Interior Construction, Elevators, Plumbing, Heating / AC, Electrical Systems, Appliances, Contractor Markup. View a LIVE Sample Cost Report.
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Previous Q & A
Previous Questions and Answers
Q:What is the minimum elevation change (slope) required to have basement in this 75140 tuscan house plan?
A:Somewhere between a 3 – 4:12 slope would be the most efficient.
Date Posted: 19-Oct-20
Q:Is the stock plan for this home set up for a gas stove? Or electric? Thank you!
A:We show gas to be piped as well as 220v. It could be either or, or a hybrid. Venting is no problem.
Date Posted: 24-Jun-20
Q:What are the dimensions of the home without adding the garage? (width and depth, etc.) Thank you!
A:36'-10" wide x 41'-7" deep
Date Posted: 28-Oct-19
Q:What are the measurements of the master bath in the dormer area.
A:5’-0” x 10’-4”
Date Posted: 16-Aug-19
Q:Do you have an estimate on the square footage of this with the basement included? Thank you, Stephanie
A:The basement adds 742 SF.
Date Posted: 05-Jul-19
Q:Are any of the interior walls load bearing or structure related?
A:All interior walls bear some loading whether its just ceiling loads or point loads carried down from the roof. All can be replaced with an appropriately sized beam and 2 points at either end to carry those loads to the ground.
Date Posted: 24-Jun-19
Q:Do you all have any rendering images of what the main living area would look like?
A:No interior renderings or photos, no.
Date Posted: 10-Sep-18
Q:Does 59’11 x41’6 include the garage. What is the total measurement of only the house?
A:It does. Without the garage and breezeway/trellis it is 36’-10”.
Date Posted: 03-Jul-18
Q:would it be possible for a three car garage design?
A:It is possible, but we don’t have one as a standard option so it would have to be a mod.
Date Posted: 30-Mar-18
Q:Can it be built as the basement the first floor and not a basement. So it would have 3 floors
A:It is that way in a sense, but our entry would be from the mid level.
Date Posted: 20-Mar-18
Q:Do you have a 2-car garage already drafted?
A:We do not. We could create that though and make it a standard option for $150 additional.
Date Posted: 29-Dec-17
Q:could the fireplace be a two sided as to enjoy from the terrace outside as well as indoors.
A:It would essentially have to be 2 separate fireplaces unless you’re not concerned with conditioning the interior space from the outside.
Date Posted: 18-Aug-17
Q:Is there a structural reason that the roof is Stick framed vs truss? Are the ceilings sloped? What is their snow load rating? Is the closet on the main floor across from the entry a coat closet or a linen closet? Is the plan available with a basement but not a walk out?
A:We stick frame everything in our drawings. Truss drawings are certainly an option that can be obtained thru a truss manufacturer.
There are some sloped ceilings in the main living area up to 16’.
We do not design for snow loading where we are in Texas, only 20lbs live load.
Across from the entry we have a w/d closet for a stackable unit and a WIC in the bedroom, there is no coat or linen closet.
We could provide a full basement for the same fee, but would need a few days notice.
Date Posted: 24-Jul-17
Q:What is the thing in wall infront of stairs on main level? Also what is bedroom ceiling height on all levels including basement? How much is it usually for small modifications?
A:That is an art niche.
Bedroom main level – 9’
Bedroom upper level – 9’ across 1/2 of ceiling sloping down to 7’
Bedroom lower level – 8’
Modifications are quoted per specific request.
Date Posted: 07-Jul-17
Q:What does the floor plan look like without the basement stairs?
A:There is just storage under the stair to the second floor.
Date Posted: 29-Mar-17
Q:will the master bathroom accommodate a dual sink? And what are the dimensions of the master bath?
A:Yes it can. 5’x10’-5”
Date Posted: 13-Mar-17
Q:Where does the HVAC/Water heater system go?
A:Basement and/or attic. Tankless water heater is another option.
Date Posted: 27-Feb-17
Q:How high is the raised ceiling on the 1st floor?
Date Posted: 06-Feb-17
Q:Can the garage decks be removed...just need the house plans with first and second floor. Also, can it be built as a "crawl space" home? What is the ceiling design of the great room to be? Height of the Ceiling?
A:The deck between the house and the garage could easily be deleted without having to modify the plans, just a redline note.
We do have the plan available with a crawlspace option, which eliminates the basement level.
The ceiling in the great room is 16’ high flat and begins sloping down over the kitchen area to a height of 13’.
Date Posted: 01-Feb-17
Q:Do you have any 3D images to show the interior or photos?
A:Not presently, no.
Date Posted: 16-Jan-17
Q:can we order these plans without the basement?
Date Posted: 01-Sep-16
Q:Will the living space remain under 1200sf if I add either of the basement options? I am trying to apply for an accessory use dwelling and have sf.limitations. thanks so much!
A:The basement is 742 SF.
Date Posted: 16-Nov-15
Q:Does the stated Total Living Area: 985 include anything other than the First Floor Plan?
A:1st and 2nd floor, not the basement though.
Date Posted: 06-May-15
Q:Can I make modifications to this plan?
A:Yes you can! Please click the "Modifications" tab above to get more information.
Q:What is the estimated price to build this plan?
A:The national average for a house is running right at $125.00 per SF. You can get more detailed information by clicking the Cost-To-Build tab above. Sorry, but we cannot give cost estimates for garage, multifamily or project plans.
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