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Plan #452-2

Key Specs

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

  • 825 sq ft

Plan Description

If your lifestyle allows, one of the best ways to make a small home work is a studio arrangement. This has lots of function including a generous laundry room that you don’t find in many houses of this size. And at 312 sq. ft. the great room has plenty of room for a screen to hide a bed or to build in a Murphy bed. - Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Minimalist Studio \ This 825 square foot modern studio or cabin, supported by concrete columns, is adaptable to any site with a minimum disturbance. The minimalist simplicity of this passive solar design makes it economical to build and very efficient to heat and cool. The original design of structural insulated panels is clad with a rustic corrugated cladding, which can be replaced by many exterior finishes from stucco to wood shingles. This simple form can be enlarged, added to or grouped together to accommodate many family lifestyle needs.

Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan
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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

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


Depth : 33'
Width : 25'
Height : 12'


Decks Sq Ft : 160 sq ft
Storage Sq Ft : 48 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 825 sq ft
Porch Sq Ft : 36 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 825 sq ft


Main Ceiling Ft : 10'


Roof Framing : SIP

Exterior Wall Framing

Insulation : Wall = R-24, Roof = R-40
Framing : SIP

Bedroom Features

Main Floor Bedrooms

Kitchen Features

Peninsula Eating Bar

Additional Room Features

Great Room Living Room
Main Floor Laundry

Lot Characteristics

Suited For Sloping Lot

Outdoor Spaces

Covered Front Porch


Suited For Vacation Home
Wheelchair Adaptable
Economical To Build
Unlimited Use
Empty Nester
Universal Wheelchair Access

Structural Information Provided

Foundation Drawing
Structural Roof Framing
Structural 1st Floor Framing

Energy Efficient Features

Passive Solar Systems
Energy Efficient Design
Green Specifications

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


Foundation Price


Additional Construction Sets $50.00/each

Mirror Reverse Sets $0.00/each

Additional copies can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days after your original purchase date.

Meet the Designer - David Wright

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“Our goal is to design sustainable buildings that naturally heat and cool themselves and use a minimum of offsite energy.”

A solar environmental architect with a degree from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, David has designed over 500 passive solar and alternative construction buildings. His work, which combines a deep understanding of regional traditions with expertise in solar technology, has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Los Angeles Times Home, and Sunset magazine. He received the “Passive Solar Pioneer for 2007” award from the American Solar Energy Society. His most recent book is The Passive Solar Primer: Sustainable Architecture. David designed an innovative solar cabin that was built at Sunset’s headquarters to wide acclaim.

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Plan Price $2000.00

what's included?

Plan Type

5 printed plan sets and a license to build a single home.

8 copies of the basic package, a single build license and a Cost to Build Report.

For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan.

For making minor changes to your house plans. This is a set of drawings printed on Vellum or Bond, that comes with a copyright release.

Recommended PDF sets are best for fast, electronic delivery and inexpensive, local printing.

One printed set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set.

PDF sets are best for fast, electronic delivery. Not for construction.

Foundation Type

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How much will this cost to build?

This plan can be modified!

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