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Plan #891-3

Key Specs


  • 840 sq ft

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

Plan Description

Smart design gets the most out of a small footprint. Big windows, high ceilings, useful built-ins, and a huge deck make the space comfortable and well connected to the outdoors. - Fine Homebuilding Magazine This handsome cottage plan by Bay Area architect Cathy Schwabe is only 840 square feet but feels much larger thanks to a wide deck, soaring ceilings, large windows, and strategically placed built-ins.

Approximate room sizes:
  1. Main Space: 14’ x 30’ (Including Kitchen)
  2. Master Bedroom: 10’ x 14'
  3. Guest Room / Study: 14’ x 8'
  4. Entry / Mudroom: 5’ x 8'
  5. Rear Deck: 10' x 16'

Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan

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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

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

Dimension

Width : 40'
Depth : 30'

Area

Decks Sq Ft : 170 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 840 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 840 sq ft
Storage Sq Ft : 239 sq ft

Ceiling

Main Ceiling Ft : 8'
Ceiling Details : vaulted
Bonus Ceiling Ft : 9'

Roof

Roof Framing : Stick
Secondary Pitch : 3
Primary Pitch : 5.5

Exterior Wall Framing

Framing : 2 x 6

Bedroom Features

Split Bedrooms

Kitchen Features

Breakfast Nook

Additional Room Features

Mud Room
Storage Area
Great Room Living Room

Garage Features

Detached Garage

Lot Characteristics

Suited For View Lot

Outdoor Spaces

Grill Deck Sundeck
Covered Front Porch

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.

Pricing

Plan Set Price

PDF Set
$1750.00

Foundation Price

Crawlspace
+$0.00

Additional Construction Sets $50.00/each

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

Meet the Designer - Cathy Schwabe, Architect

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"The emotional power of a space, inherent in all built form, is something I experienced profoundly early in my architectural education while visiting two early-1970s buildings on the Phillips Exeter campus in Massachusetts. One building made me feel insignificant and increasingly angry and alienated as I walked through it; the other – just as tangibly – inspired a strong feeling of centeredness and balance. At the end of that day, I thought, "This is what I want to do" – create buildings that move people emotionally, that elicit and inspire a sense of well-being, serenity, and wholeness."

In 25 years of practice, I have worked in both small and large firms and have designed single-family residences, libraries, museums, aquaria, classrooms, and student and multi-family housing. I had the good fortune to work with Joe Esherick (EHDD Architecture) for many years at the end of his career, and that experience influenced me to begin my own practice in 2001 and to focus exclusively on residential design.

The design of a house, or part of a house, in a solo practice, allows me to be what I think of as a specialized generalist; "specialized" in that I enjoy a focused attention on one type of building, and "generalist" because the scale of a house allows me to do all phases of a project, from inception through move-in. Architecture, even in a solo practice, is always a group effort, and in addition to the builder and, of course, the client, I work with a team of consultants – so my role increasingly includes considerable coordination in addition to architectural design, detailing, and construction administration.

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Plan Price $1750.00

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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