Passive Solar Plan: 2,149 Square Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms - 192-00016

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Passive Solar House Plan 192-00016

Sq Ft2,149
Beds3
Baths3
1/2 Baths0
Stories1.5
Cars3
Width44' 0"
Depth78' 0"
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About This Plan

Supreme green and a passive solar design are featured in this attractive one and half storied home along with an Energy Star rating; the trusted symbol assigned to energy efficient products designed for costs reduction and protection of the environment. Panoramic window vistas abound in the home along with wide open interior spaces and vaulted ceilings giving this passive solar home an “all star” appearance and rating. The home features approximately 2,149 square feet of living space containing three bedrooms and three baths. The bonus room adds an additional 288 square feet while the three car garage is perfect for vehicle and other gear storage with its 873 square feet. This is a large home complemented with captivating living space on the interior and exciting outdoor space. The covered front porch leads to the expansive two story foyer which houses a guest coat closet and unique radius second story staircase. The open concept living and dining spaces feature a large living room containing vaulted ceilings and a handsome fireplace. The adjoining dining room is spacious and the gourmet kitchen features an open breakfast bar, a separate pantry and an abundance of additional counter and cabinet space. The rear patio is centrally accessible from the main living spaces, is quite large and the hot tub is a great feature for relaxing. There is a cozy front office with closet space which could function as a private space or additional bedroom with an adjacent full bath and linen closet. A huge interior utility room is situated off the garage for ease and convenience. The massive garage houses plenty of vehicle storage space and part could be set up as a workshop. The main level master suite features an outstanding footprint; there is a large bedroom with private patio access and an oversized walk-in master closet. The beautifully designed bath is highlighted by dual vanities, a large garden tub, separate shower, a huge linen closet and a private toilet area.
The second story landing features a balcony overlook onto the main living spaces below and provides great space for a family lounge, library or homework station for the children. There are a multitude of flex spaces on the second floor which could be used as bedrooms, media rooms and the enormous bonus room would be perfect as a multi-purpose family room, hobby room or artist’s studio. There is a full bath with a large vanity, linen closet, a private toilet area and a shower/tub combination. Additionally, there is a covered upper deck designed for second floor outdoor enjoyment as well. This large home was designed with passive solar through the living/dining room wall and originally built with an air-to-water heat pump providing warm or cool water to the radiant floor heating/cooling system on the first level and forced-air heating system in the upper level makes this home very comfortable in all seasons. The 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and proven cost-effective, energy-saving features that you may incorporate in the construction of your new home is also included.

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