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Plan 492-8

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Plan 492-8

Key Specs

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Plan Description

The Ann Arbor conforms itself to urbane living: The windows are large and the spacious public rooms easily merge into a generous garden whose fountains, statuary, and repeating arrangements of local fauna civilize nature. A relaxed, rear garden serves the master suite, and a separate roof-deck garden is adjacent to the second floor family room. Each large bedroom has a private bath and ample closet space. There are both upstairs and downstairs laundries and plenty of storage space in the many closets and cabinets. This home with its polite formality, rear garage, and small footprint is ideally suited to city or town and is especially appropriate for an infill lot. Room Dimensions First Floor Living Room: 16’-4” x 16’-4” Dining Room: 16’-4” x 14’-0” Kitchen: 7’-5” x 14’-0” Laundry: 4’-6” x 7’-6” Watercloset: 3’-0” x 7’-7” Foyer: 7’-4” x 8’-6” Stair Hall: 8’-0” x 8’0” Master Bedroom: 16’-4” x 16’-0” Master Bath: 8’-10” x 7’-6” Walk-in Closet: 7’-0” x 7’-6” Garage: 24’-0” x 22’-10” Second Floor Family Room: 24’-2” x 16’-0” Bedroom 2: 16’-4” x 14’-0” Bathroom: 6’-0” x 7’-6” Walk-in Closet: 4’-10” x 7’-6” Bedroom 3: 16’-4” x 14’-0” Bathroom: 7’-4” x 8’-6” Stair Hall: 7’-4” x 33’-0” Exterior Front Porch: 26’-6” x 11’-0” Deck: 24’-2” x 22’-10”
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Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan


Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan


Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Bedrooms : 3
Baths : 3.5
Stories: 2
Garages: 2


Depth : 81'
Height : 24'
Width : 26'


Total : 2922 sq/ft
Main Floor : 1451 sq/ft
Upper Floor : 1451 sq/ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.


Main Ceiling : 9'


Primary Pitch : 3:12
Roof Framing : Truss

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish : Clapboard
Framing : 2"x6"

Bedroom Features

Main Floor Bedrooms

Kitchen Features

Kitchen Island

Additional Room Features

Den Office Study Computer
Main Floor Laundry

Garage Features

Rear Entry Garage

Outdoor Spaces

Covered Front Porch


Wheelchair Adaptable

What's included in this plan set

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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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Plan Options


Best Value!
PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.

5 Copy Set

5 printed plan sets mailed to you.

Reproducible Set

For inexpensive local printing / making minor adjustments by hand. 1 printed set, typically on Bond paper.


For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan and inexpensive local printing.
Foundation Options


Ideal for level lot, lower level of home partially or fully underground.


Ideal for semi-sloped or level lot, home can be built off of grade, typically 18” - 48”.


Ideal for level lot, single layer concrete poured directly on grade.

*Options with a fee may take time to prepare. Please call to confirm.

Additional Options:

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.

Construction Guide

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.

Lighting Design

Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of lighting fixtures.

Mirror Reversed Sets

Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).

Unless you buy an “unlimited” plan set or a multi-use license you may only build one home from a set of plans. Please call to verify if you intend to build more than once. Plan licenses are non-transferable and cannot be resold.

Meet the Designer - Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis -
“The story of the American Dream is the history of the American Home, and each home tells a story. Our beautiful American homes expand the American Dream by adapting regional building traditions to modern living. Each of our homes considers its place, its purpose, and the family who lives within it, and each house acknowledges the universal desire for comfort, ease, affordability, and beauty.”

Michael received his training in classical painting, sculpture, and architecture, and has worked for over thirty years in each of these professions. He brings to his designs an understanding of the best that has been done in Western Civilization's 3,000 year tradition.

He designed the New American Home 2011, debuting at the National Association of Home Builders Show in Orlando. His most significant sculptural commissions include The History of Texas at Texas Rangers Ball Park, Arlington, Texas, the largest US frieze of the 20th Century; numerous portrait busts for the Library of Congress, The Supreme Court Building, and other public buildings. His recent statues include General Eisenhower and The Shipbuilder, both in Alexandria, Virginia. His specialty is relief portraits and fine medals. And his painting, sculpture, and architectural drawings are represented in over 250 private and public collections. Michael has taught art and art history at art schools, colleges, and universities and lectured at the National Gallery of Art.

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