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Plan 928-231

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Plan Description

This Visbeen Architects home offers the ultimate in waterfront living. The main floor provides wide-open living spaces, featuring a gorgeous barrel-vaulted ceiling and exposed stone hearth. French doors lead to the back deck, where sweeping vistas await from dual screened porches. The dining area and connected kitchen provide seating and service space for large parties as well as intimate gatherings. Occupying its own wing on the right, the master suite boasts a large bedroom and bath, plus a study and access to the fireplace-warmed screened porch.Two bedroom suites and a huge bonus room (perfect for a visiting family) wait upstairs, while two more bedrooms and lots of recreational space are available in the optional finished basement, making entertaining easy. The Traverse is a luxurious year-round residence and welcoming vacation home all rolled into one. Its versatility won it first place in the Published Designs category at the 2011 American Residential Design Awards.
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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

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


Depth : 90'
Height : 37' 2"
Width : 73'


Total : 4262 sq/ft
Basement Unfinished: 1922 sq/ft height 10'
Bonus: 690 sq/ft height 10'
First Floor: 2971 sq/ft height 10'
Second Floor: 1291 sq/ft height 10'
* Total Square Footage typically only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.


Primary Pitch : 12:12
Roof Framing : Truss
Roof Type : Asphalt

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish : Shingle
Framing : Wood - 2x6

Bedroom Features

Formal Dining Room
Formal Living Room / Parlor
Guest Suite
Main Floor Master Bedroom
Split Bedrooms
Walk In Closet

Kitchen Features

Breakfast Nook
Kitchen Island
Kitchenette Wet Bar
Walk In Pantry Cabinet Pantry

Additional Room Features

Den Office Study Computer
Exercise Room
Family Room Keeping Room
Great Room Living Room
Hobby Rec Room Game Room
Main Floor Laundry
Master Sitting Area
Media Room
Mud Room
Open Floor Plan
Unfinished Future Space
Vaulted / Cathedral Ceilings

Garage Features

Side Entry Garage

Outdoor Spaces

Covered Front Porch
Covered Rear Porch
Grill Deck Sundeck
Outdoor Fireplace
Screened Porch


Bedroom 2:

231 sq/ft width 21' x depth 11'

Bedroom 3:

183 sq/ft width 14' 6" x depth 12' 8"

Bedroom 4:

221 sq/ft width 12' 8" x depth 17' 6"

Bedroom 5:

221 sq/ft width 12' 8" x depth 17' 6"

Billiards Room:

240 sq/ft width 15' 6" x depth 15' 6"

Bonus Room - Unfinished:

396 sq/ft width 30' 6" x depth 13'


126 sq/ft width 8' x depth 15' 10"

Dining Room:

232 sq/ft width 15' 6" x depth 15'

Exercise Room:

190 sq/ft width 13' x depth 14' 8"

Family Room:

312 sq/ft width 19' 6" x depth 16'


805 sq/ft width 35' x depth 23'


262 sq/ft width 15' x depth 17' 6"

Living Room:

312 sq/ft width 19' 6" x depth 16'

Master Bedroom:

323 sq/ft width 17' x depth 19'


131 sq/ft width 7' 6" x depth 17' 6"


261 sq/ft width 12' x depth 21' 10"

Porch - Screened:

232 sq/ft width 15' 6" x depth 15'

Porch - Screened:

232 sq/ft width 15' 6" x depth 15'


202 sq/ft width 13' 6" x depth 15'

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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.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.

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Daylight Basement

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Framing Options

Wood 2x6

Wood 2x6 Exterior Walls

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Meet the Designer

Visbeen Architects, Inc

Visbeen Architects, Inc -
Every square inch of your home matters; every view, every focal point, every time you turn a corner the design matters, every view out a window is important. We do not have a specific style, what is specific about us is that we design a home as well as possible, and we design it with excellence.   As principal of Visbeen Architects in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, leads a creative team dedicated to architectural excellence. One of the state's top architectural firms, Visbeen Architects provides architectural planning and interior design services to homeowners and business owners across the nation. The firm focuses on designing and developing master-planned communities and custom residences with more than 1000 designs completed. Inspired by custom details, craftsmanship and the architectural styles of the past—including Shingle, Mission, and English Tudor—all are nonetheless designed for modern living, with open spaces, convenient kitchens, and family-friendly floor plans. The firm has been the recipient of many national awards, including the awards for Best Custom Home in the Midwest Region and Best in the South Atlantic Region from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The firm has been honored with numerous Best in American Living Awards as well as many awards from the American Institute of Building Design.

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