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  • Plan 454-1

  • 2464 sq ft
  • 3 beds
  • 2.5 baths
  • 36' wide
  • 82' deep
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Main Floor Plan

Saved! Prairie Style House Plan - 3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2464 Sq/Ft Plan #454-1 Main Floor Plan -

Upper Floor Plan

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Plan Description

A GOOD NEIGHBOR 454-1. This home was featured in the first chapter of Sarah Susanka's fourth book, Home By Design, and was designed to blend into a 1920's inner ring suburban neighborhood. The hipped roof with large projecting overhangs, horizontal trim bands, contrasting brick base and two story form add a sense of the past to what is in reality very contemporary detailing.\ \ The interior is open, spacious and filled with light, with well-placed windows drawing you through what Sarah refers to as a "Sequence of Places", rather than a set of discrete rooms. Throughout the home, lowered ceilings and soffits differentiate one activity place from another, leaving open views through the house and simultaneously providing a sense of shelter and intimacy. Sarah's signature use of trim detail and built-ins gives the home warmth and character.\ \ See Further Description Below \ \ PHOTOGRAPHS BY GREY CRAWFORD


Basic Features

Garage Stalls
Potential Bedrooms


Main Floor Sq Ft
1221 sq ft
Porch Sq Ft
149 sq ft
Upper Floor Sq Ft
1243 sq ft
Total Sq Ft
2464 sq ft


Primary Pitch
Secondary Pitch
Roof Framing

Bedroom Features

Upstairs Master Bedrooms

Garage Features

Detached Garage




Main Ceiling Ft
Upper Ceiling Ft

Exterior Wall Framing


Additional Room Features

Mud Room

Lot Characteristics

Suited For Narrow Lot


Plan Set Price

5 Copy Set
Reproducible Set

Foundation Price


Additional Construction Sets $100.00/each

Mirror Reverse Sets $0.00/each

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

Plan Content

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.


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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.

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.

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