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.
European Castle Estate, All that's Missing Is You
The beautifully built & designed Di Medici Castle Estate Plan welcomes all guests. Imagine the prestige of an affluent home, with large chimneys and ample windows; adorned by copper roofing on the entryway tower. The Estate offers timeless old world charm and modern amenities.
Upon entering the Di Medici Home Plan you are conscious of such an Exclusive Estate House Plan. Everyone is welcomed by a magnificent two story foyer, accompanied by an opulent floating staircase. This Exclusive Estate Castle Home Plan allows for the staircase to wind you around and out onto the Second Floor.
The splendor of the Foyer flows seamlessly into the Formal Dining Area. From the location in this European Castle Home Plan, you are visualizing a large open Living Area, in which a massive amount of splendid light flows through, due to the enormous wall of windows on the far side. This room also offers a Large roaring Fireplace for those intimate family Holidays. To the Left of the Foyer, sitting remotely behind the staircase awaits a sunken Library with excessive light and ornately rich walls.
As you move around the perimeter of the Exclusive House Plan, the Master Suite of the Di Medici comes into view. This is a true European Estate Master Suite. The Master Suite Features enormous trey ceilings as you enter the room. Lying within, there is yet another handcrafted Fireplace for your own personal enjoyment.
French Doors give access to the Patio, Pond and Outdoor Shower
Intimate soaking Tub overlooking the patio and pond
His & Her vanities
Large Walk-in Closet with Dressing Area
This Luxury European House Plan sweeps into a Gourmet kitchen & is opened by coffered ceilings. This is part of a circuit that includes the cornered Family Room, overlooking a large Veranda for entertaining. Coupled by the Family Room is the Breakfast area, which gives way to the Kitchen. As a parent or chef, who daily preps and prepares, you will find yourself at ease, while still being a participant in your families' studies or socialization, through its surrounding areas. This is certifying the family triangle and its flow.
Stairs for family & backdoor guests'
Large Island for Preparation
Ample Floating Cabinets
Access to Covered Veranda
Ascending the Grand Staircase in this Luxury European Castle Home Plan, offers you a rare view of the first floor; you are given numerous opportunities to see over into the Living Room and into the Library as different activities take place below. Now notice is taken of Bedrooms two through four. The Exclusive Castle Home Plan calls for all three bedrooms to be generous in size. In addition there is a Future Room for guest or Play with Balcony access.
Walk In Closets
During our 30 Years in business, Archival Designs, Inc. has created dozens of award winning home plans. The Di Medici House Plan is one of our success stories.