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262 sq ft
The Tower Studio - The Tower Studio is a small cabin with a garage on the lower level and a comfortable living unit on the second floor. A stove keeps things cozy while living above the fray. Oversee your land or enjoy a far vista from your own tower. This design could work well as a guest house or small starter.
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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
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 - Peter Brachvogel, AIA and Stella Carosso
“We are finding that in these economic times, desire for efficient, balanced and thoughtful design has only increased. The majority of our clients are looking for quality design that is reflective of individual values and a sense of historic recall. House designs in this collection accommodate that desire in a variety of ways to fit varying construction budgets.”-Peter
“In today's focus on sustainability, we design homes that are perfectly sized for individuals, couples, growing families and downsizing retirees. Recalling the vernacular northwest cottage architecture, our designs respect appropriate detailing and scale. The PLHC home is modest in size but provides well designed spaces that will accommodate many different lifestyles.”-Stella
Husband and wife design partners Peter Brachvogel, AIA and Stella Carosso earned their architecture degrees from the University of Michigan, and recently founded the Perfect Little House Company as an offshoot of their firm, BC & J Architects. Peter has extensive town planning experience with emphasis on project management and building technology, and teaches architecture at the University of Washington. He’s also a member of the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards. The Perfect Little House Company specializes in simple elegant houses and cottages that combine a sure sense of history with strong connections to nature.
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.
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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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