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Plan 917-41

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Plan 917-41

Key Specs

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Plan Description

Enter this beautiful home through the generous entry terrace into a 2-story living room with a fireplace, built-in shelving and storage, and doors to an outdoor living and grill. The kitchen opens to dining and living with a raised eating bar and second prep sink. The dining room features built-in tall and table height storage with doors leading to the outdoor living area, which as built in seating and a fireplace. Just off the living room, an office provides additional space as well as a Den/Guest down the hall. One bedroom wing has two ensuite bedrooms with desk height built in storage. The master bedroom wing contains the airy high-ceiling bedroom with built in tall and low storage, a large walk-in closet and built-in storage along the corridor to the Master Bath area. The master bath has a separate room with wall-hung concealed-tank toilet and small sink. The bathing area has a large shower room, a 2-person soaking tub, and two sinks. All of this is naturally lit with high windows for privacy. A mud room and laundry are adjacent to the entry to the large 2-car garage. On the entry terrace side of the garage is an arbor containing two seating areas for 2 people each and a recirculating decorative fountain for relaxing moments. The upper level could be perfect for a multi-generational adult living arrangement. The upper living area features tall and low built-in storage, French doors opening to a balcony overlooking the main living area, and a private outdoor deck that overlooks the outdoor living area. A Loft with low built-in storage has views into the main living area below. Completing the upper level is a media/guest room with built-in storage and French door out to balcony above. Adjacent to the guest/den is a kitchenette
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Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan

Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan

Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Bedrooms : 4
Baths : 5
Stories: 2
Garages: 2


Depth : 80'
Height : 32'
Width : 89'


Total : 4162 sq/ft
Decks : 132 sq/ft
Garage : 672 sq/ft
Main Floor : 2762 sq/ft
Upper Floor : 1400 sq/ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.


Ceiling Details : Living Room: 20', Master Bedroom: Vaults to 16', Upper Living: Sloped to 12', Guest/Media: Sloped to 12'
Main Ceiling : 10'
Upper Ceiling Ft : 9'


Primary Pitch : 12:12

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish : Horizontal Lap Siding
Framing : 2x4

Bedroom Features

Guest Suite
Main Floor Bedrooms
Main Floor Master Bedroom
Walk In Closet

Kitchen Features

Breakfast Nook
Eating Bar
Kitchen Island
Walk In Pantry Cabinet Pantry

Additional Room Features

Den Office Study Computer
Great Room Living Room
Main Floor Laundry
Master Sitting Area
Mud Room

Garage Features

Side Entry Garage

Outdoor Spaces

Covered Front Porch
Covered Rear Porch
Grill Deck Sundeck
Outdoor Kitchen Grill

What's included in this plan set

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A1- Cover Sheet:

  • General Notes
  • Full-color exterior rendering of the Garage/Apartment
A2 - Foundation and Floor Plan
  • Drawn to a scale of 1/4"=1'-0" (1/4 inch equals 1 foot; 1 inch equals 4 feet)
  • Position and dimensions of doors, windows, interior walls, etc. are indicated
A3 - Roof Plans
  • Drawn to 1/4-inch scale
  • Dimensioned Roof Plan and Roof Framing Plan
A4 - Exterior Elevations:
  • Drawn to 1/4-inch scale
  • Detailed drawings of the front and right side of the building
  • Suggested window sizes and types
  • Suggested exterior materials, and critical vertical dimensions
A5- Exterior Elevations:
  • Drawn to 1/4-inch scale
  • Detailed drawings of the rear and left side of the building
  • Suggested window sizes and types
  • Suggested exterior materials, and critical vertical dimensions
A6- Building Section and Details:
  • Building Section drawn to 3/8-inch scale
  • Wall and roof section
  • Indicates dimensions of wall plate heights from slab-on-grade
  • Indicates eave overhang dimension from exterior wall studs
  • Generic exterior wall details, not to scale
E1- Schematic, Generic Electrical Layouts:
  • Drawn to 1/4-inch scale
  • Suggested locations for electrical components: lighting fixtures, switches, and outlets
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Meet the Designer - The Homestead Partners

The Homestead Partners -
House plans for small, big, colonial, modern, and everything in between. You may insist on having more than one.

We're Ron Sakal and Sallie Hood (, a husband-and-wife team of architects who've spent decades creating workable townscapes, rescuing city centers from random development, designing beautiful houses, and teaching bright young architecture students how to do the same.

Along the way, we've become experts on the styles of American houses, ideas, designs, and materials that transform small and affordable spaces into wonderful places to live. Now we're offering those great American styles to everyone who yearns for something more interesting and more connected to the American culture.

Look around our collection of houses and see what moves you. After that, our firm is just like that home of yours: small and affordable.

Ron Sakal, formerly Executive Director and co-founder of the Center for Building Communities and Professor of the practice, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.

Sallie Hood, formerly director of designs and co-founder of the Center for Building Communities and Professor of the practice, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.

Introducing the "The California Collection" - Less than half the size of a doublewide. Six gorgeous little 400-square-foot houses, each with full kitchens and bathroom, private bedroom with space for at least a queen-size bed, living/dining/kitchen that opens to an outdoor dining patio or terrace, and plenty of storage. Big enough to have a friend over. Just make sure you're in love with them first.

Santa Barbara (Plan # 917-3) Santa Cruz (Plan # 917-4)
Rancho Mirage (Plan # 917-1) San Rafael (Plan # 917-2)
Sonoma (Plan # 917-6) Silverlake (Plan # 917-5)

Introducing the "Lake Cottage Collection" - Charming and cozy, but not too sweet. Inspired by the 1920s cottages on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, here's a compound for your extended family. Or one house for you. There are five: two big, two medium, and one small, with two garages to mix and match.

Union Pier (Plan # 917-13) Lakeside (Plan # 917-12)
2 Car Garage w/Studio (Plan # 917-10) 1 Car Garage w/Studio (Plan # 917-8)
Studio (Plan # 917-11) 2 Car Garage (Plan # 917-9)
1 Car Garage (Plan # 917-7)

Click the plan images below to explore these two great collections.

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