The Classic Dogtrot, an old Southern design updated! This new home
design has been conceived to maximize the needs of the modern family in
an efficient ?right-sized' plan. Offering three bedrooms and two full
bathrooms in just 976 square feet, this amazing home design has
everything needed in a highly-affordable footprint. Careful attention to
proportions and details, such as using a 48 inch grid, will result in a
pleasant living experience as well as minimized construction costs.
Utilizing labor and energy-efficient construction techniques and
space-saving built-in casework wherever possible, this plan will go up
quickly and serve a growing family for years. Based on the traditional
dogtrot plan, a large open deck separates the living area from an
additional 816 square feet of flexible area. This bonus space can be
customized to suit the specific needs of the owners; home office and
business space, guest suite, shop, or storage. To best take advantage of
its unique layout, a dogtrot should be oriented on its site to take
advantage of distant views and prevailing breezes. Like all of Daniel
Bush's designs, careful attention to natural light and space planning
are central design elements of The Classic Dogtrot, and those unique
amenities such as the use of built-in storage and dining area make this
design another winner.
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
Floor Plan - Main Floor
Full Specs & Features
Bonus : 853 sq/ft
Main Floor : 993 sq/ft
* Total Square Footage typically only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.
Primary Pitch : 8:12
Roof Framing : Wood
Exterior Wall Framing
Framing : SIP
Insulation : 23
Main Floor Master Bedroom
Additional Room Features
Unfinished Future Space
Suited For Corner Lot
Suited For Sloping Lot
Economical To Build
Energy Efficient Features
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.
PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.
5 Copy Set
5 printed plan sets mailed to you.
Ideal for lot conditions where the home needs to be off the ground. A pier foundation consists of wood posts or concrete piers connected by beams to support the home. Some lots may require drilling deep into bedrock to support the posts.
*Options with a fee may take time to prepare. Please call to confirm.
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.
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.
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.
“It's just not practical to invest in a new house that can't adapt to your family's changing needs.” Dan's more than 20 years of experience as an architectural designer began with student work at Georgia Tech. He is inspired by some of the major design figures of the 1940s and 50s - such as architects Richard Neutra and J. R. Davidson, and developer Joseph Eichler - who knew how to develop plans that were efficient and spacious. "These same principles are even more important in today's homes," he says. "My plans expand interior space by extending multiple views to the outside and by taking advantage of diagonal vistas. They target multi-generational families, the growing need for multiple home offices, and include traditional and modern designs for primary and secondary homes."