The construction drawings will include detailed, dimensioned floor plans, exterior elevations, roof plan, foundation plan, basic electrical layout, cross-section(s), foundation plan, and other general specifications. Some plans will include interior cabinet layouts.
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All house plans sold by Archival Designs have been designed to comply with the International Residential Code (IRC) and to the local codes in the area where the designer resides or where the house was built.
All house plans are designed to meet or exceed the national building standards required by the International Residential Code (IRC). Due to differences in climate and geography throughout North America, every city, local municipality and county has unique building codes and regulations that must be followed to obtain a building permit. Prior to purchasing a set of house plans, we recommend that you meet with your local building officials in order to determine the building requirements for your area. It is the responsibility of the purchaser(s) and/or builder to ensure that the structure is constructed to meet the codes of their local area.
House plans do not come stamped or signed by an architect or engineer. Additionally, house plans typically will not include structural engineering notes/calculations. Please check with your local building officials to determine if a stamp is required. If required, the building department will only accept a stamp from a licensed professional in the state where the home will be built.
Depending on your city, county, and state building requirements, house plans may need to be reviewed by a local licensed architect or engineer for structural details and code standards before construction begins. This is particularly true in coastal areas and those facing seismic events, extreme winds, and heavy snow. If you are building in any of these areas, a licensed structural engineer will likely be needed to provide the necessary calculations and additional drawings. We authorize the use of our plans conditioned on your obligation and agreement to strictly comply with all local building codes, ordinances, regulations, and requirements, including permits and inspections at the time of and during construction. We recommend checking with your local building department for the most current requirements. The purchaser(s) and/or builder are responsible for additional expenses incurred through meeting municipality requirements or other requirements for construction.
Our foundation plans have been designed for universal conditions and may need to be adjusted to fit your specific site conditions. The foundation should be modified by a local structural engineer to comply with soil testing laboratory findings and local building requirements.
Our house plans will include schematic electrical drawings; however, circuiting or wire sizing will not be included. Your electrical subcontractor will typically provide these drawings.
HVAC and plumbing drawings are not included. Your mechanical and plumbing subcontractors will determine the best layout for your site. Local HVAC codes, climatic requirements and commonly used systems vary throughout the country. The direction of how water flow will enter the home vary from case to case. For this reason, it is impossible to provide universal plans.
This spectacular luxury house plan blends luxury and elegance in a contemporary format on three levels; a first floor plan, a second floor plan, and a lower level floor plan. Its sleek lines, stucco facade, large windows, and two-story covered entry with front entry door ornate embellished glass windows and warming coach lights will always welcome you home. The grand entry is flanked by a formal living room and elegant dining room, both with dramatic marble fireplaces and a wall of windows. The wide sweeping staircase with ornamental wrought iron railing leads to the second floor and catches your eye as you walk into this luxury house plan. It is adjacent to the elegant traditional, lodge-inspired study through large decorative columns with floor-to-ceiling windows, built ins and a computer room.
Beyond the study is an elevator for ease in going upstairs, especially wonderful for your in-laws. The master suite boasts a fireplace, trey ceiling, access to the outdoor living area, and a luxurious master bath with his and hers vanities, glass shower and marble tub, and a water closet with toilet and bidet. Two wardrobes offer built-in mirrors, seats, drawers, storage behind glass doors, shelves, and a storage room which could double as a safe room.
Outside the master suite is a powder room and utility room. Beyond the elegant dining room is a butlery and pantry, making meal prep for dinners an ease. The gourmet kitchen has a pantry, granite countertops, a free-standing center island, modern, state-of-the-art appliances, pendant lighting, and plenty of windows. The breakfast room is seamlessly separated from the kitchen by a breakfast bar, offering an open area, perfect for entertaining while doing meal prep. The family room is open into the breakfast room with a corner fireplace, built-in bar area with granite counter tops and a wet bar. A wall of windows for the light to stream through leads to the outdoor living area with a powder room. Outdoors, columns rise to the cornices and fans give a southern flair of comfort for dining al fresco.
Upstairs, four bedrooms, each with a full bath and walk-in closet share space with a loft, utility room, and game room with trey ceiling and bathroom. There are three ways to get between floors; sweeping wide stairs from the grand foyer to the loft upstairs, the elevator centrally located, and the steps in the rear going between the study and master suite downstairs to the lower level, and upstairs on the second story near the game room and one of the bedrooms. The lower level features a media room, wine room and bar, a powder room, a one and three-car finished garage with work area, and an equipment storage