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Plan #497-50

Key Specs


  • 2040 sq ft

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

Plan Description

The Modern Ranch was designed with family and a neighborhood setting in mind. It has three large bedrooms, two baths and a large communal space which includes the kitchen, dining room and living room. The exterior maintains some classic features such as a single story, low pitched roof, long proportions and clap board siding but also includes some modern upgrades such as large sliding glass doors, sliding window shade screens and a sleek metal roof. The interior also embraces a clean modern look.

Storage is everywhere including large closets in all three bedrooms, storage in the main hallway and a large laundry room. The communal spaces in this house are kept separate from the private spaces. The open floor plan of the Kitchen, Dining area and Living room is an inviting space that welcomes you as soon as you enter the house. Large glass sliders in the common area extend this communal space to the outdoors for summer BBQ’s and backyard play.

The exterior of the Modern Ranch is sided with fiber cement clap board and panel siding. Because the bedrooms and baths face the street there are fewer windows for more privacy. The rear of the house offers large sliding doors and casement windows that open up to the back yard. To reduce the amount of solar exposure in the hot summer months we have designed window shading devices over all of the glass. A sleek metal roof is a durable green feature and optional solar panels can provide energy for the home.

The Kitchen features clean lines and soft tones. The polished concrete floor is durable and works well with many interior styles. The vaulted ceiling is clad with ply panels with a finished grade wood veneer to match the veneer on the cabinets.

The Living room features modern décor and comfort. Polished concrete floors are cool in both senses of the word but they can be made warm by installing radiant heat in the slab. Beyond keeping your home and the bottom of your feet warm, a radiant heated slab is so inviting the floor itself becomes an extension of the living room’s furnishings as a useful working surface for sleeping, playing and or relaxing. Gas or electric fireplaces are great for esthetic appeal, resale value and ambiance.

Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan

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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

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

Dimension

Depth : 30'
Width : 70'
Height : 15'

Area

Patios Sq Ft : 550 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 2040 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 2040 sq ft

Ceiling

Main Ceiling Ft : 8' 1"

Roof

Primary Pitch : 4:12
Roof Framing : Truss/ Stick
Roof Type : Gable

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish : Fiber Cement Clap Board Siding
Framing : 2"x6"

Bedroom Features

Main Floor Master Bedroom
Walk In Closet
Main Floor Bedrooms

Kitchen Features

Kitchen Island

Additional Room Features

Great Room Living Room
Main Floor Laundry

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Economical To Build

Energy Efficient Features

Energy Efficient Design

What's included in this plan set

House plans created by Free Green give our customers design options that meet or exceed existing energy standards, while giving options in the realm of cost, style, and environmental commitment. As an example, all Free Green homes are designed to perform 30% to 50% better than prescriptive building code energy performance. The level of home performance depends on the products that you choose.

Each Free Green house plan includes:

  • LEED for Homes Rating System: Guidelines to meet LEED for Homes certification levels of: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. LEED for Homes is a national, voluntary certification system, developed by national experts and experienced builders, that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes and encourages the adoption of sustainable practices by the homebuilding industry. The LEED for Homes Rating System is part of the suite of nationally recognized LEED Green Building Rating Systems administered by USGBC. Like all LEED Rating Systems, it is the market's leadership system, targeting the top 25% of home building practices in terms of environmental responsibility. LEED provides industry resources and tools on how to "green" any new home. With LEED, homebuilders can differentiate their structures as meeting the highest performance measures, and homebuyers can readily identify high quality green homes. LEED provides national consistency in defining the features of a green home, enables builders anywhere in the country to obtain a green rating on their homes, and assures homebuyers of the quality of their purchases, all based on a recognized national brand. Learn more about the LEED® Rating System here.
  • Window shading details: External window shading devices are an effective method for reducing heat gains through windows during Summer. In fact, external shading devices can reduce heat gains by up to 80% if sized and built properly. With this in mind, Free Green has created this page to assist home builders in constructing effective window shading devices. The information we provide includes a zoning map of the United States, zoning charts for proper sizing of shading devices and a variety of shading device styles and materials to suite different tastes and different home designs.
  • General Notes: Typically one sheet of general notes pertinent to the construction of the home
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas. 
  • 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.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Wall sections and other construction details: Detailed drawings showing wall connections, from foundation to the roof. wall connections to foundation, window installation, siding installation, stair details, and more.
  • Framing Plans: Drawn to 1/4" scale. The framing layout is intended to be a suggested layout only. Design loads & weather conditions vary by region. As a result the size, spacing & layout of all structural elements in this home design must be approved by a structural engineer and code official based on your specific site location prior to construction.
  • Electrical Plan with electrical symbols legend: In general, each house plan set includes an electrical plan which will show the locations of lights, receptacles, switches, etc.

Pricing

Plan Set Price

PDF Set
$828.00
5 Copy Set
$1028.00
CAD Set
$1828.00
PDF Study Set
$628.00

Foundation Price

Slab
+$0.00
Crawlspace
+$350.00

Additional Construction Sets $50.00/each

The Single Set and PDF Study Set are typically stamped "Not for Construction" and are to be used for studying / obtaining bids only. We do offer a 90% credit when you upgrade from a Single Set to a 5-Copy set (or greater).

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

Meet the Designer - FreeGreen

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Our Plans are designed for energy efficiency. The idea is to broaden access to green design.

Houseplans.com is excited to welcome the collection of innovative plans by FreeGreen founders David Wax and Ben Uyeda. These design range from Contemporary to Country and Farmhouse styles. All incorporate green building materials and techniques.

David and Ben are experts in the field of green design and also co-founded ZeroEnergy Design, an architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and major renovations. They got their start leading Cornell University's 2005 Solar Decathlon team, which won the second place award. The competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, challenges universities from across the US and beyond to research, design and build an 800 square-foot off-grid solar home.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University and is an IT consultant for the securities and capital markets. He says: "FreeGreen was able to integrate architecture and engineering software for custom home design, which meant that we could produce green design fast."

Ben holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Cornell University School of Architecture. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell, where he developed an original curriculum to teach the principles of sustainable design, and lectures on sustainable design at Northeastern University. His new venture is Home Made Modern: "smart, affordable DIY design ideas for cool people who like modern home furnishings." You can follow Ben's diverse design interests on Pinterest.

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 $828.00

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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