Plan #479-6

Key Specs

  • 262 sq ft

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 2 Floors

  • 1 Garage

Plan Description

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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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

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


Depth : 19'
Height : 20'
Width : 16'


Upper Floor Sq Ft : 262 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 262 sq ft *
Garage Sq Ft : 305 sq ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.


Main Ceiling Ft : 8'


Primary Pitch : 4:12
Roof Framing : 2x8

Exterior Wall Framing

Framing : 2"x6"

Additional Room Features

Inverted Living

Lot Characteristics

Suited For View Lot
Suited For Corner Lot
Suited For Narrow Lot


Economical To Build
Empty Nester
Suited For Vacation Home

Code Compliance

Ibc 2006
Irc 2006

Structural Information Provided

Structural 2nd Floor Framing
Foundation Drawing
Structural Roof Framing
Structural 1st Floor Framing

Energy Efficient Features

Energy Efficient Design

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  • 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 Options
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Single Set $1500.00 One printed set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set.
Foundation Options
Slab $0.00 Ideal for level lot, single layer concrete poured directly on grade.

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Meet the Designer - Peter Brachvogel, AIA and Stella Carosso

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“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.”
“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.”

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.

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