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Plan #450-5

Key Specs


  • 1693 sq ft

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2.5 Bathrooms

  • 2 Floors

  • 2 Garage

Plan Description

Lately I’ve been working with Newcastle Homes of Austin, Texas on some interesting urban infill residential projects. Newcastle is successful at pairing lots in near the urban core with buyers who want vibrancy, neighborhood character, and proximity to the central city. As a rule these old lots are narrower than in other parts of the city, but thanks to careful design and planning, the houses they build are modern, energy efficient, appealing, and affordable.

This plan is ideal for lots that are oriented with their long axis running north-south, with the street to the north and an alley to the south. But with its detached carport design and 30' house width, it's also easily adaptable to other site conditions. For warm climates, homes should have more exterior wall facing north (where there is infrequent direct sunlight, except early in the morning or late afternoons in midsummer), or south (where the high summer sun is easy to control with a roof overhang). Too much eastern and western exposure and the house will quickly heat up in summer, costing more to cool, or being uncomfortable, or both. This house is organized a C-shaped plan, with the two parallel main wings of the house oriented with their long axes running east and west, connected by a generous gallery that incorporates the stair. As a result, the compact square footage feels much bigger, thanks to the morning

Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan Upper Floor Plan Other Floor Plan

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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

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

Dimension

Width : 30'
Depth : 55'
Height : 24'

Area

Upper Floor Sq Ft : 552 sq ft
Porch Sq Ft : 32 sq ft
Storage Sq Ft : 63 sq ft
Garage Sq Ft : 343 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 1693 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 1141 sq ft

Ceiling

Upper Ceiling Ft : 8'
Main Ceiling Ft : 8'

Roof

Roof Framing : stick
Primary Pitch : 3:12
Roof Type : Metal
Secondary Pitch : 1:12

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish : Painted fiber cement board
Insulation : Blown-in-blanket wall; foam roof
Framing : 2x4

Bedroom Features

Main Floor Master Bedroom
Split Bedrooms
Upstairs Bedrooms
Main Floor Bedrooms

Kitchen Features

Peninsula Eating Bar
Breakfast Nook

Additional Room Features

Den Office Study Computer
Great Room Living Room

Garage Features

Detached Garage

Lot Characteristics

Suited For View Lot

Outdoor Spaces

Covered Front Porch
Courtyard

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Unusual Shape

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.

Pricing

Plan Set Price

PDF Set
$2200.00

Foundation Price

Slab
+$0.00

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

Meet the Designer - Francois Levy

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"I design homes for people living lightly on the earth, sustainably and in beauty."

Francois Levy designs buildings that capture the imagination, express regional beauty and a sense of place. His projects reflect their cultural and geographical context, and are accessible and comprehensible to the user rather than obeying a preconceived architectural agenda. Levy is particularly passionate about creating projects that eloquently express how we use and conserve energy and water, and inhabit their site. All his work - whether in architecture, teaching or research - investigates the intersection of design, technology, and sustainability. His architectural projects have attracted regional and national press, including features on HGTV and in magazines such as Dwell, This Old House and Natural Home.

Levy holds a BA in classics and philosophy from St John's College in Santa Fe, and two Masters degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, one in Architecture and the other in Engineering. He has taught digital design and environmental controls courses at UT Austin, UT San Antonio, and St. Edward's University. Levy has presented and lectured widely on CAD and BIM (building information modeling). He is the author of BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design (pictured below), published by Wiley. His current areas of research interest are sustainable architecture, BIM, cooling through passive ventilation, and space architecture, on which he has presented at international aerospace conferences.

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Plan Price $2200.00

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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.

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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.

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