Plan #500-3

Key Specs

  • 1372 sq ft

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1.5 Bathrooms

  • 2 Floors

  • No Garage

Plan Description

This is a variation on a house built on the coast of Maine. IT was originally designed as a vacation home but is easily adaptable to year round living. It has a compact plan focused on porch living and can easily be expanded in a variety of ways without changing the overall character. Wall construction details include 2 x 6 framing with exterior foam sheathing creating a state of the art energy efficient shell. Living room is 14' square on the exterior. It would also be possible to add a wood or gas stove. There are a number of ways to enlarge the house to accommodate different functional needs. The main house is 34' wide x 28' deep plus porches. Living room 13.5 x 19 (250 s.f.) Dining/kitchen 15.5 x 13 (200 s.f.) Bedroom 1 - 13.5 x 13.5 (179 s.f.) Bedroom 2 - 10 x 13 (136 s.f.) Bedroom 3 - 10.5 x 13 (142 s.f.)
Modify This Plan

This plan can be customized!

Tell us about your desired changes so we can prepare an estimate for the design service. Click the button to submit your request for pricing, or call 1-800-913-2350 for assistance.

Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Farmhouse Style House Plan - 3 Beds 1.5 Baths 1372 Sq/Ft Plan #500-3 Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan -
Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan
Farmhouse Style House Plan - 3 Beds 1.5 Baths 1372 Sq/Ft Plan #500-3 Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan -

Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Stories : 2
Bedrooms : 3
Baths : 1.5
Garage Stalls : 0


Width : 34'
Height : 26'
Depth : 36'


Porch Sq Ft : 517 sq ft
Upper Floor Sq Ft : 686 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 686 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 1372 sq ft *
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.


Upper Ceiling Ft : 8'
Main Ceiling Ft : 8'


Roof Type : shingle
Roof Framing : 2 x 12
Secondary Pitch : 3:12
Roof Load : 80
Primary Pitch : 12:12

Exterior Wall Framing

Insulation : varies
Exterior Wall Finish : Clapboard
Framing : 2 x 6

Bedroom Features

Upstairs Bedrooms

Kitchen Features

Breakfast Nook

Additional Room Features

Mud Room

Lot Characteristics

Suited For View Lot
Suited For Sloping Lot

Outdoor Spaces

Screened Porch Sunroom
Covered Front Porch


Suited For Vacation Home
Economical To Build

Energy Efficient Features

Energy Efficient Design

What's included in this plan set

See a sample 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


Plan Options
PDF Set Best Value! $1400.00 PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.
5 Copy Set $1600.00 5 printed plan sets mailed to you.
8 Copy Set $1700.00 8 printed plan sets mailed to you.
CAD Set $1850.00 For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan and inexpensive local printing.
Single Set $1400.00 One printed set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set for construction.
Foundation Options
Basement $0.00 Ideal for level lot, lower level of home partially or fully underground.
Additional Options
Additional Copies $50.00/each Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).
Right-Reading Reverse $50.00 Choose this option to reverse your plans and to have the text and dimensions readable. 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.

We offer a 90% credit when you upgrade from a set, that is not for construction, to a 5-Copy set (or greater).

Meet the Designer - Robert Swinburne

Robert Swinburne -
“I'm interested in creating super-simple, flexible, adaptable, modern or traditional designs that appeal to a wide audience and could be constructed for only a little more than what factory-built housing costs. My designs are green without gimmicks other than some degree of passive solar and "Passive House" -level insulation.”

Robert Swinburne spent 6 years as a carpenter and builder before becoming a licensed architect in Vermont. He maintains memberships in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Vermont Green Building Council (VGBC), the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).

Since 2000 Bob has completed over 100 projects in New England and New York. Bob also holds the LEED AP credential demonstrating a practical understanding of the inherent values of sustainable design. Increasingly, the firm has become sought after for its eco ethic and knowledge of sustainable design.

What's included?
Instant Download After Checkout

Subtotal $1400.00

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

Have a Question?