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Plan #530-1

Key Specs

  • 1680 sq ft

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2.5 Bathrooms

  • 2 Floors

  • 2 Garage

Plan Description

The front facade of this classic cape design, with its steeply pitched roof, large central chimney and wide plank front door is reminiscent of designs from the early colonial period. With carefully chosen materials, primitive trim detailing & exterior finish, we've further created its air of antiquity.

Although this home has a centuries-old, outward appearance, it is actually quite modern, both in construction and design, with an energy-efficient shell and an open, free-flowing floor plan suitable for informal living.

p>The rear of the first floor plan is dominated by a large, eat-in country kitchen that is open to the dining area. Windows, overhead skylights and a French door that leads out to the screened porch flood this area with natural light. The screened porch provides additional warm weather living space and affords access to the spacious open deck across the rear of the house. A well proportioned living room, warmed by a fireplace, is adjacent to the dining area. The first floor master bedroom suite offers ample closet space and a full bath and a rear entry mudroom with a half bath and laundry round out the first floor.

A skylight at the head of the stairs on the second floor provides light and ventilation for the loft landing, which includes closet storage and a desk or sitting area. To the left is a full bath and second bedroom and to the right is the larger, third bedroom.

The carriage shed is designed for parking two cars and can be constructed as either an attached or detached structure. Its position is often dictated by the constraints of the building site and is usually connected to the home by means of a deck or covered breezeway. Regardless of its exact location, with a steep pitched roof and rustic barn board siding, it provides a perfect compliment to the main house. Along one side, we have added a functional wood shed which creates its saltbox shape and adds interest to the design. The towering cupola plays off the verticality of the cape's chimney and provides the crowning touch. The second floor of the carriage shed can be used as storage or finished to offer an ideal space for a guest apartment, office or studio retreat.

Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan
Saved! Colonial Style House Plan - 3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1680 Sq/Ft Plan #530-1 Main Floor Plan -
Upper Floor Plan
Saved! Colonial Style House Plan - 3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1680 Sq/Ft Plan #530-1 Upper Floor Plan -

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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Stories : 2
Garage Stalls : 2
Potential Bedrooms : 1
Bedrooms : 3
Baths : 2.5


Width : 57'
Height : 25'
Depth : 29'


Bonus Sq Ft : 288 sq ft
Porch Sq Ft : 256 sq ft
Upper Floor Sq Ft : 608 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 1680 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 1072 sq ft
Garage Sq Ft : 528 sq ft


Secondary Pitch : 12:12
Primary Pitch : 12:12

Exterior Wall Framing

Framing : 2" x 6"

Bedroom Features

Upstairs Bedrooms
Main Floor Master Bedroom

Kitchen Features

Kitchen Island
Peninsula Eating Bar

Additional Room Features

Main Floor Laundry
Bonus Play Flex Room
Mud Room
Great Room Living Room
Den Office Study Computer
Unfinished Future Space

Garage Features

Detached Garage

Lot Characteristics

Suited For Corner Lot
Suited For View Lot

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

Partial Basement Crawlspace
Partial Basement Slab
Daylight Basement

Right-Reading Reverse $150.00

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

Meet the Designer - Classic Colonial Homes

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"We combine historically accurate exteriors with free flowing interiors to recreate the timeless beauty of early American architecture for the 21st century."

Classic Colonial Homes, Inc. (CCH) is an experienced residential design firm, specializing in traditional, New England architecture and the production of custom architectural millwork packages. President and CEO, Lance Abbott Kirley leads a team of veteran designers and craftsmen to create distinctive, reproduction-quality homes and historically-inspired residential & mixed-use communities.

For over 25 years, CCH has built a reputation for designing traditional homes with character, combining open interior spaces with all the modern amenities, housed within a richly-detailed, proportionately accurate exterior form and facade. Their building plans specify conventional construction materials, selected for lower costs, higher efficiencies and aesthetical merit. Critical design elements are provided and CCH Trim and Window Packages are available for every design to ensure that the homes can be built precisely as drawn, down to the smallest detail, at a cost that is affordable to all.

Now you can expect all the warmth, charm and genuine authenticity of a centuries-old, antique home, but without the "old house" woes. Build your own piece of history, to be cherished now and admired by future generations; choose a design from Classic Colonial Homes.

Important Information

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Plan Price $2100.00

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

Additional Options
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How much will this cost to build?

This plan can be modified!

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