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Plan #542-11

Key Specs

  • 1937 sq ft

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

Plan Description

This one-story 3-bedroom, 4 bathroom home is an evolution of the vulgar box structure. The “box”, seemingly more a parallelepiped structure, has a single-loaded corridor, which forms an unbroken backdrop for outdoor displays. The structure exhibits geometrical volumes and crisp modern details with glazed walls overlooking the surrounding landscape. It is a flexible, powerful, high-quality exoskeleton that can house almost any function.

The façade has a thermally broken folding-system for long-term weather performance. The cube is rendered partially immaterial by imposing glass-panels, which meld the interior and exterior into one. By extending the façade folding panel, an ample sun-deck /patio “belvedere” is provided. The long, linear corridor preceding the glass panels serves as a “natural” ventilation system. Two sliding wall-panels in structural concrete, seals the back of the home offering complete security in the owner's absence.

Internally, we have a minimalist layout highlighted by translucent glass walls and partitions between the rooms. A mixture of influences combines to create a transcendent impression of freshness from the purity of the décor, the wood- traditional, some contemporary- the predominant white color, the shiny “terrazzo” flooring, the roller blinds all contribute to compile the ”wellbeing” home construction concept. Sustainable, renewable and certified VOC free building materials are employed. Features like insulation, appliances, heating and cooling systems are all energy-efficient. These energy- saving accessories may include an underground heat-pump system, roof top solar/photovoltaic panels and state of the art technology in home/building automation for comfort, security, energy optimization. Well-designed deflection, drainage and drying paths completes the structures site which sits lightly on the landscape.

The platform structure consists of: a timber frame and wooden marine-plank flooring. Appropriate Moisture Control Techniques: rain deflection, drainage, drying are implemented. The approximate weight of the entire structure is 7.000-8.000 Kg according to the type of wood and frame chosen.

The platform is lifted by an automated/manual hoisting system. This consists of two heavy-duty high-speed lifting winches with clutch (even marine type) including auto/manual override and for a capacity of at least 9.000 Kg each. These thrust-bearing winches are housed in an inspection-box provided for under the pavement's surfaces.

It is advisable to provide for heavy-duty auto/manual hook-latches or toggle hook-latches to secure the platform to the main structure when it is in a closed position. This will contribute to ease the load-bearing strain as well as providing for a back-up security/emergency option.

Please note that these winches are fairly economical to purchase on the free-market

Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan

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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Stories : 1
Baths : 4
Garage Stalls : 0
Bedrooms : 3


Width : 79'
Depth : 25'
Height : 16'


Main Floor Sq Ft : 1937 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 1937 sq ft
Decks Sq Ft : 1119 sq ft


Main Ceiling Ft : 12'
Ceiling Details : Vaults to 15'

Exterior Wall Framing

Insulation : Eco-friendly mineral wood fibre panel
Exterior Wall Finish : Wood, plaster and glass

Bedroom Features

Walk In Closet

Kitchen Features

Kitchen Island

Lot Characteristics

Suited For View Lot

Outdoor Spaces

Grill Deck Sundeck

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

Meet the Designer - Lucia Strona

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“Architecture is an art that blends history, geography, science, anthropology, environment, and society. This art does not exist without people and their hopes, expectations and passions. It mirrors all these aspects. One must be able to listen, but immediately below the priority of listening is that of the architect, with her notion of consistency. Basically, good architecture does not exist without a good customer.”

Lucia was born in Milan and graduated in Architecture at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' (Italy). She specialized in the restoration of historical and architectural heritage, bio-architecture, and landscaping. Following her university studies, she qualified in renewable energy systems, sustainable development, geobiology and Feng Shui planning. She works mainly in Italy, and she is an international member of 'AIA' (The American Institute of Architects). Combining professional activities with artistic painting and studies regarding architecture in extreme environments, Lucia was the author of the first European project entailing "A HUMAN OUT-POST IN A LUNAR LAVA TUNNEL". She cooperates with some specialized editorial magazines, was organizer of and speaker at numerous conferences in the above fields. In Italy, she has received a prize for: "Women with an outstanding entrepreneurial approach to work."

Her professional studio deals mainly with "green" architecture, Feng Shui planning, renewable energy, architectural restoration and landscaping. She also has vast experience in designing modern-houses built according to the 'Natural-House Building Concept'. This approach focuses on Heat Protection; Electrosmog Protection; Wind Draught Protection; Cold and Humidity Protection; and Acoustic Protection. These houses are 'energy efficient' and 'energy-saving' using certified high-quality eco-friendly materials and renewable energy systems. The main structures can be built with structural wood or bio-concrete/masonry. These concepts may be adapted to an infinite variety of home styles.

Important Information

All sales on house plans and customization/modifications are final. No refunds or exchanges can be given once your order has started the fulfillment process.

All house plans from Houseplans are designed to conform to the local codes when and where the original house was constructed.

In addition to the house plans you order, you may also need a site plan that shows where the house is going to be located on the property. You might also need beams sized to accommodate roof loads specific to your region. Your home builder can usually help you with this. You may also need a septic design unless your lot is served by a sanitary sewer system. Many areas now have area-specific energy codes that also have to be followed. This normally involves filling out a simple form providing documentation that your house plans are in compliance.

To find out what documents you should expect with your house plans, see what's included?

In some regions, there is a second step you will need to take to insure your house plans are in compliance with local codes. Some areas of North America have very strict engineering requirements. Examples of this would be, but not limited to, earthquake-prone areas of California and the Pacific Coast, hurricane risk areas of the Florida, Gulf & Carolina Coasts. New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and parts of Illinois require review by a local professional as well. If you are building in these areas, it is most likely you will need to hire a state licensed structural engineer to analyze the design and provide additional drawings and calculations required by your building department. If you aren’t sure, building departments typically have a handout they will give you listing all of the items they require to submit for and obtain a building permit.

Additionally, stock plans do not have a professional stamp attached. If your building department requires one, they will only accept a stamp from a professional licensed in the state where you plan to build. In this case, you will need to take your house plans to a local engineer or architect for review and stamping. In addition, plans which are used to construct homes in Nevada are required to be drawn by a licensed Nevada architect.

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Plan Price $1700.00

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

or call to order: 1-800-913-2350

How much will this cost to build?

This plan can be modified!

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