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Plan #525-1

Key Specs

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • 3 Floors

  • 2 Garage

  • 1816 sq ft

Plan Description

This project is Green. It is a three story SOD ROOF house with a small basic footprint of 600 square feet, equaling a total of 1816 square feet, with an optional detached SOD ROOF garage and workshop of 640 square feet, including the workshop, connected to the house by an external walkway which forms one end of the lawn area. The SOD ROOF provides energy conservation, as do the double glazed windows, the majority of which are set back from the external shell of the building. In this manner, the living spaces of the house are shielded from the elements, provides a 'Brise Soleil' to the house. The ground floor porches are set back from the outer shell of the building to provide a shaded outdoor space. The house was conceived and designed to have a small footprint on the land, while providing relief from the elements; the curved wall provides shelter to the windows on the Southern exposure while affording optimal views. \ \ The house and its energy saving devices has the capacity to utilize hydronic heating on the ground level, forced air system for the upper levels, a Grey Water Reuse System, the Smith Water Saver, an optional remote Solar Panel Array, and can employ an energy system, not connected to the electrical grid. The ground floor of the house has a bedroom/office with its own wood burning stove, an entry, mudroom, a bathroom, and an outdoor porch. The second floor has an open plan which includes a living room/fireplace, a dining room, kitchen, and pantry. The third floor is given over to the master bedroom/fireplace, bathroom, and dressing room. The interior of the house is to be constructed of T& G Plywood throughout, screwed to the studs on both the walls and ceilings, so no gypsum board or paint will be used.

Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

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


Depth : 22'
Width : 32'
Height : 33'


Upper Floor Sq Ft : 646 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 1816 sq ft
Lower Floor Sq Ft : 524 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 646 sq ft


Lower Ceiling Ft : 8'
Upper Ceiling Ft : 8'
Ceiling Details : Vaulted Ceiling to 12'
Main Ceiling Ft : 8'


Primary Pitch : 2:12
Roof Framing : Wood Frame (TJI)
Roof Load : 40
Secondary Pitch : 3:12
Roof Type : Sod

Exterior Wall Framing

Framing : Wood Frame

Bedroom Features

Walk In Closet

Kitchen Features

Breakfast Nook

Additional Room Features

Great Room Living Room


Economical To Build

Energy Efficient Features

Energy Efficient Design

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Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan
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Upper Floor Plan
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Other Floor Plan
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Other 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
Reproducible Set

Foundation Price


Additional Construction Sets $0.00/each

Mirror Reverse Sets $0.00/each

Right-Reading Reverse $0.00

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

Meet the Designer - Karl G. Smith Associates

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"The private house is a building that celebrates the idiosyncrasy of the individual; it is on time, on budget, and keeps out the rain."
Karl G. Smith Associates is an architecture and planning firm specializing in residential, institutional, and commercial projects. The firm enhances the environment by providing innovative, aesthetic solution to each project. A former principal of William Turnbull Associates, he formed Karl G. Smith Associates in 1991, and he has completed numerous private residences, remodels, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington State, Colorado, and Hong Kong. Karl is a graduate of Trinity College Hartford, Connecticut, (B.A., '64) and the University of Pennsylvania B. Arch, '68 and M. Arch , '72, with Louis I. Kahn.

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Plan Price $2900.00

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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