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Plan #431-13

Key Specs

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

  • 1650 sq ft

Plan Description

The Plat House 3\ \ The Plat House 3 is a larger version of the two bedroom Plat House design (Plan 431-2), Greg La Vardera's most popular house plan. Although many people over the years have built the two bedroom version of the Plat House, many others have requested a three bedroom version. This house is called the plat house because it is surrounded on three sides by deck space and most of the interior space is open to the view as if the entire house is one big deck. The design is based on a guest house I worked on in 1995 and which has been updated, completely redesigned actually, to offer as a stock plan.

The living area in this house is an open flowing space. The living room includes a windowed bay that extends out under the porch roof and puts you out into the landscape. You will find the kitchen has a similar space that is ideal for a table. The rear wall of the house has high windows that provide privacy from the approach side of the house. But the back wall also provides for the real anchor of this design, the storage wall that runs the entire length of the house. Starting in the utility room, running through the entry, morphing into an entertainment center in the living space, a pantry in the kitchen, and the closets for the master bedroom, this rivals the storage of a much larger house.

Facts: One story wood framed dwelling with crawlspace, and metal roof. Spaces include an entry, living room, kitchen, master bedroom, master bathroom, two bedrooms, bathroom, and mudroom.

foot print: 84ft x 25ft (101ft x 35ft w/decks as shown)

living room: 18ft x 25ft (L shape)

kitchen: 8ft x 25ft

master bedroom: 12ft x 18ft

bedroom 2 & 3: 12ft x 12ft

laundry/utility room: 12ft x 5ft

Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Garage Stalls : 0
Potential Bedrooms : 0
Baths : 2
Stories : 1
Bedrooms : 3


Depth : 25'
Width : 84'
Height : 17'


Total Sq Ft : 1650 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 1650 sq ft


Main Ceiling Ft : 12'


Primary Pitch : 3:12

Exterior Wall Framing

Framing : 2"x4"

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Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan
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What's included in this plan set

All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :

  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.


Plan Set Price

5 Copy Set

Foundation Price


Additional Construction Sets $40.00/each

Mirror Reverse Sets $0.00/each

Additional copies can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days after your original purchase date.

Meet the Designer - Greg La Vardera

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“Our designs are flexible and allow different people to use them in different ways. It is possible to build our designs with conventional methods familiar to any builder, or to introduce unique materials.”

Gregory La Vardera graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He started his own practice in 1994 specializing in light residential and commercial work and has recently branched into contemporary stock house plans. Extensive experience in common building techniques helped shape his designs, which suit a variety of sites, celebrate indoor-outdoor living, and use simple forms and materials in expressive ways. One plan even draws inspiration from the mid-century modern houses built by the California community developer Joseph Eichler. The plans include one and two story designs.

NEWS: Check out the October 2008 Met Home magazine for a fine article by author/editor Karrie Jacobs on how architect Greg La Vardera is making modern house plans affordable, and on his exclusive relationship with The article points out that Greg's “Plat House” is his best seller.

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Plan Price $4500.00

what's included?

Plan Type

5 printed plan sets and a license to build a single home.

8 copies of the basic package, a single build license and a Cost to Build Report.

For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan.

For making minor changes to your house plans. This is a set of drawings printed on Vellum or Bond, that comes with a copyright release.

Recommended PDF sets are best for fast, electronic delivery and inexpensive, local printing.

One printed set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set.

PDF sets are best for fast, electronic delivery. Not for construction.

Foundation Type

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