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2360 sq ft
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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.
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Additional copies can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days after your original purchase date.
Meet the Designer - Steven Murphy
“Architecture is the only art form that we, as human beings, actually live inside of. It enables us to have a physical relationship with art and it can significantly alter our mood. The more beautiful the environment, the better we feel.
I believe that great houses possess five key elements, A welcoming sense of shelter and security, the ability to lift the spirit, a liberal dose of surprise, a relationship to the land, and a means to do all of the above with a degree of economy and respect for the environment. The Solatrium house was created as a model of what can be achieved when these five elements are applied. ”
Steven was raised on the Central Coast of California in the 1960's. His work has been heavily influenced by the architecture of William Wurster, Cliff May, Joseph Esherick and Roland Terry, and the work of designers Frances Elkins, Michael Taylor, and landscape architect Thomas Church. Steven's designs feature the use of indigenous materials, a meticulous sense of scale and proportion, and an emphasis on the horizontal contours of the land.
Before turning his attention to house design, Steven spent fifteen years designing and selling custom furnishings to many of the top designers and architects in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For the last ten years he has focused primarily on interior design, essentially designing houses from the inside out. The Solatrium house represents a departure and a vision for the total environment.
Inspiration for the Solatrium house came after years of designing and refining a scheme for the perfect small house. Steven's innate fondness for the ranch house form and the discovery of the book Landscapes for Small Spaces: Japanese Courtyard Gardens played a major role in the concept development. Katsuhiko Mizuno's book documents 16th century townhouses in Kyoto that incorporated small interior tsuboniwa (tsubo (3.3 meters)-niwa (garden) to bring light, air and nature into the house.
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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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