Plan #454-5

Key Specs


  • 3476 sq ft

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2.5 Bathrooms

  • 2 Floors

  • 3 Garage

Plan Description

HOME BY DESIGN SHOWHOUSE 2004 454-5. This beautiful and uniquely designed 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home was built to exemplify many of the Not So Big® principles featured in Sarah Susanka's book, Home By Design. Luxurious in feel, the home includes abundant windows, terraces and an expansive Sunroom, located beneath the home's iconic curved roof. The plan provides for a crawlspace, but the plan can also be converted to a full lower level, through integration of a basement stair case as seen in 454-7. The exterior of the home, with its horizontal lines, modest roof pitch, large overhangs, and centralized rectangular chimney, evokes a Prairie Style feel, while the floor plan is ideal for today's more informal lifestyle

This design provides for an open yet intimate feel in the center of the home. Special use areas, such as the Away Room, Place of Your Own, and the Sun Room, are physically separated from the rest of the main level for privacy. The Master Bedroom boasts built-in corner window seats, a spacious walk-in dressing area, and access to the covered terrace. The upper part of the home contains two bedrooms, both with abundant windows tucked below the home's projecting Prairie Style roofline.

The Sun Room, with its large windows, provides a seamless transition to the outdoors. Unlike a screen porch, it is included in the square footage totals of the home since it is part of the conditioned space. The tile floor and curved ceiling continue outside onto the adjoining terraces. Depending on your needs, this room is easily modified and converted to a screen porch, similar to our Home By Design Showhouse 2004-V version of this design.

A special note about the room called A Place of Your Own: Since the original version of this home was built on a crawlspace foundation, Sarah very cleverly hid the home's mechanical system below the raised floor of this room. This allows an otherwise wasted volume of space to be used as a bonus room for meditation, a child's play room, storage etc. If for any reason the mechanical systems are moved to another location, the floor of this room is typically lowered, and the access from the stairs is moved to the mudroom. Since the garage is easily detached from the main home, locations for windows were provided.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY GREY CRAWFORD, CHARLES BICKFORD AND KEN GUTMAKER

Modify This Plan

This plan can be customized!

Let us know your desired changes and get a free quote.
Click the button or call us now at 1-800-913-2350.

Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Saved! Prairie Style House Plan - 3 Beds 2.5 Baths 3476 Sq/Ft Plan #454-5 Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan - Houseplans.com
Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan
Saved! Prairie Style House Plan - 3 Beds 2.5 Baths 3476 Sq/Ft Plan #454-5 Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan - Houseplans.com

Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Bedrooms : 3
Garage Stalls : 3
Potential Bedrooms : 0
Stories : 2
Baths : 2.5

Dimension

Depth : 85'
Width : 87'
Height : 22'

Area

Main Floor Sq Ft : 2356 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 3476 sq ft *
Upper Floor Sq Ft : 800 sq ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.

Ceiling

Main Ceiling Ft : 9'
Upper Ceiling Ft : 8'
Ceiling Details : Main floor ceiling height: 8-9 ft.

Roof

Primary Pitch : 4:12

Exterior Wall Framing

Framing : SIP

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.
*See important information before purchasing

Pricing

Plan Options
5 Copy Set $6500.00 5 printed plan sets mailed to you.
Reproducible Set $6500.00 For making minor changes to your house plans and inexpensive local printing. 1 printed set on Vellum or Bond paper.
CAD Set $8000.00 For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan and inexpensive local printing.
Foundation Options
Basement $0.00 Ideal for level lot, lower level of home partially or fully underground.
Additional Options
Additional Copies $250.00/each Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).
Mirror Reverse Sets $0.00/each Choose how many sets of the 5 or 8 copy set to mirror. Text and dimensions will be backwards. Click here for more information.

Unless you buy an “unlimited” plan set or a multi-use license you may only build one home from a set of plans. Plans cannot be re-sold.

Meet the Designer - Sarah Susanka

null - Houseplans.com
“'Not So Big®' puts the emphasis on quality rather than quantity and is designed to fit the way we really live today. It's a message that's being embraced now more than ever, and it's wonderful to see so many people come to the realization that a house doesn't have to be bigger to be better.”

Award-winning architect and best selling author Sarah Susanka is the J K Rowling of home design. She has brought her practical, less-can-be-more brand of magic to the world of architectural home plans. A member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Sarah was born in Kent, England and lives in North Carolina. Hailed as an innovator by Fast Company, Newsweek, and US News and World Report, she received the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award from the Lindbergh Foundation for outstanding individual achievement, and Builder Magazine honored Sarah as one of their 30 Top Innovators who have changed the face of residential construction.

Sarah Susanka's influential books include The Not So Big House (Taunton, 1999), Home By Design (Taunton, 2004), The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters (Random House, 2007), and Not So Big Remodeling (Taunton, 2009). She has lectured widely and appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Oprah, Charlie Rose, and Diane Rehm. She is showing a new generation of homeowners, builders, and developers how to "build better not bigger."

What's included?
Available for quick pdf download

Subtotal $6500.00

Best Price Guaranteed*

Or order by phone: 1-800-913-2350

How much will this cost to build?

This report will provide you cost estimates based on location and building materials.

Get Cost-to-Build Report
Your recently viewed plans

Need help? Let our friendly experts help you find the perfect plan!
Contact us now for a free consultation.
Call: 1-800-913-2350
Email: sales@houseplans.com

Have a Question?

You can also give us a call at 1-800-913-2350 (6am - 6pm) M-F to ask us your question(s).

Thank you for your inquiry. We will try to respond to your question within 24 hours and often respond within minutes, even after hours.