This plan was built and is one of our featured Building Stories. BLOG: Building A Modern Ranch House
The Long House plan by architect Nicholas Lee celebrates easy
indoor-outdoor living. It's inspired by the modern ranch house designs
of regional modern architect William Wurster. The layout is
straightforward: rooms line up like cars on a train, from the spacious
great room/kitchen at one end, past the office, bathroom, bedroom, and
laundry to the master suite at the other end. Each room opens to the
covered gallery running the length of the house. This gallery is wide
enough for sitting and outdoor dining, and doubles as the entrance porch
beside the kitchen. See also Plan 508-2, with an indoor-outdoor lanai
instead of the long porch.
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Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Full Specs & Features
Main Floor : 2415 sq/ft
Porch : 997 sq/ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.
Ceiling Details : Vaulted Ceiling at Great Room and Master Bedroom.All other rooms have 10'-0" Ceiling Height.
Lower Ceiling : 10'
Primary Pitch : 4:12
Roof Framing : Steel / Foam Panel
Roof Type : Asphalt Shingle
Secondary Pitch : 2:12
Exterior Wall Framing
Exterior Wall Finish : Board & Batten
Framing : 2"x6"
Main Floor Bedrooms
Main Floor Master Bedroom
Additional Room Features
Den Office Study Computer
Great Room Living Room
Suited For Narrow Lot
Suited For View Lot
Economical To Build
Suited For Vacation Home
Energy Efficient Features
Energy Efficient Design
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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.
5 Copy Set
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Additional Construction Sets
Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).
Audio Video Design
Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of audio and video components.
Educate yourself about basic building ideas with these four detailed diagrams that discuss electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural topics.
Home Furniture Planner
This fun visual aid lets you peel-and-stick furniture on a generic layout to plan out spacing.
Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of lighting fixtures.
Mirror Reversed Sets
A mirror-reversed set is a printed copy of your house, resulting in the same image you would see if you held the drawing up to a mirror. Everything, including the text, is backward in relation to the original design. These kinds of drawing are typically used to reorient an original plan more advantageously on a site, either because the homeowner prefers it that way or because of limitations of the site itself. Note: Mirror reverse sets are only available with a 5 copy or 8 copy set. With a Reproducible, PDF, or CAD set, you can print mirrored copies locally. In addition: 5 Copy set selected, should only allow 4 mirrored sets to be selected. 8 Copy set selected, should only allow 7 mirrored sets to be selected.
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