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Passive Solar House Plan 192-00018

Sq Ft2,119
1/2 Baths1
Width42' 0"
Depth65' 0"
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What's Included in these plans?

    Slab on Grade: Most of these designers plans are designed with a raised slab to reduce heat loss and give owners the best option for radiant floor heating.
    Crawl Space:  Type of foundation can be viewed on each plan's detail page.
    Basement:  Our basement is indicated as lower level floor plan and detailed appropriately.
    Floor plans are drawn at ¼" scale and incorporate 24" module framing for material conservation.
    Exterior walls are drawn as 2' x 6' framing with optional insulation detail provided in our Conservation Guide included with all plans.
    House plans include a roof framing and drainage sheet and truss profiles where appropriate.
    Each house plan includes four sides, elevations as well as any special exterior details.
    Showing interior framing i.e. stairs, structural beams, joists, rafters, truss, and interior elevations.
    In general, each house plan set includes an electrical plan showing lights, fans, switches, special receptacles, and mechanical equipment locations.
    Includes energy recovery ventilation design (optional air-to-air heat exchanger).  Where applicable: radiant floor heating layout, solar air distribution system, night flush economizer system, and location of mechanical appliances.
    123-page book emailed to you in PDF form, which covers energy-efficient concepts that won this designer the National Gold Energy Value and Green Builder of the Year awards from the National Association of Home Builders and the US Department of Energy.  This material is included to help you evaluate energy conservation features and equipment you choose to incorporate in your new home.


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About This Plan

This attractive one and a half storied house design is energy conscious and purposely efficient and boasts of the supreme green, passive solar and Energy Star rating. The ES rating is assigned to this home in connection with reduced costs and environmentally superior home design which allows the homeowner substantial savings without sacrificing performance comfort or features. There are in excess of 2,100 square feet of living space incorporating two bedrooms, two plus baths and an additional bonus room. The semi-detached two car garage adds another 676 square feet and there is an attractive covered breezeway connecting the home and garage. The exterior façade achieves a country look with its wide open patio spaces, a grand entrance highlighted with stacked stone and columned beams and a massive amount of window vista views. The entry courtyard leads to the open concept living and dining spaces which features a large living room, measuring 16’x23’, and houses a handsome fireplace and a wall of windows. The charming dining room is spacious with great window views overlooking the rear patio space. The gourmet kitchen features an open breakfast bar, a separate pantry, loads of additional counter and cabinet space, a casual breakfast nook and accessibility to the rear patio. This is a great combination space which is ideal for entertaining large gatherings of family and friends. An enormous utility room with sink and additional counter space has a separate entrance into the home for convenience and ease. There is a first floor home office adjacent to the master suite which is large and provides generous space in which to work or relax. The main level master suite features a spacious bedroom with an enormous walk-in master closet. The elegant master bath is highlighted by dual vanities, a private toilet area, separate shower and gorgeous garden tub.
The second story landing features great balcony overlooks into the living space below. There is a large loft area perfect as a multi-purpose family room or private lounge for the second bedroom. This bedroom has a generous footprint and a walk-in closet. Adjacent to the loft is a library with built-in cabinetry and space for a desk or table and chairs making this room ideal for studying and reading. There is a private full bath with linen closet adjoining the library. This home provides function and comfort and a beautiful exterior façade. The plans include a two-zone radiant floor tube layout, solar-hot air distribution with heat recovery ventilation design and is heated and cooled with an air-to-water heat pump. 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.