The Garden Cottage is a small two-story home that has been designed with first time homeowners in mind. They are simple 20'x20' box structures on a concrete slab with standard doors and windows, and plywood siding. Every effort has been made to minimize costs without sacrificing standards of quality, safety and design integrity. In urban areas houses can be grouped in various ways. The floor plan allows great flexibility in design and lends itself to both formal and informal layouts. In suburban and rural areas, the unit is considered the nucleus of a "growing" house. Centrally located on the site, it can expand, adapting to the changing needs of its inhabitants and exploiting the fantastic possibilities of wood frame construction. Reversing the traditional bedrooms upstairs, living room downstairs layout in these 400 sq.ft. houses produces several advantages. The living/dining space with its high ceiling and skylights, seems large and airy. The downstairs bedroom enjoys the view and access to the garden. Accommodating a growing family is facilitated by adding bedrooms to the ground floor ? a less costly and more flexible means of expansion in the cases where property permits. In addition to their low cost, the adaptability of these units makes them even more attractive to home buyers. As presented here, the Garden Cottage works both as a single family detached house and as a row house. It could be built with or without a garage, depending on the owner preferences or lot configuration.
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Additional Construction Sets $42.50/each
Mirror Reverse Sets $0.00/each
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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