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 beautiful Modern Farmhouse combines luxury with charm! This 2-story 3952 sq ft home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and a 3-car garage.
Step through French doors into an open, family friendly floor plan which features the great room, kitchen, formal dining room and an informal lounge.
The walk-in pantry, which is steps from the garage, and walk through prep kitchen make this kitchen a very functional space. The generous center island with a view of the fireplace, has seating for 3, plus a built-in sink and dishwasher, making it a perfect place for informal conversation and coffee.
After enjoying dinner in the formal dining room, retire to the expansive great room and get cozy by the large fireplace flanked by built-ins. Here you’ll enjoy an 11’ tray ceiling and views to the back through sliding glass doors.
The lower level master suite is an absolute oasis after a long day! The bedroom sitting area is a nice quiet place to unwind with a good book, while French doors allow access to the rear porch if you prefer to enjoy the night breezes. A huge walk-in closet with built-ins, and master bath with dual vanities, private toilet area and separate shower and soaking tub complete the suite.
This home also provides extensive outdoor living space! The covered front porch is 8’ deep and spans almost the entire width of the house, while the covered rear porch is 475 sq ft and features an outdoor fireplace, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing with family.
On the second level are three additional bedrooms, each with a generous closet. Here you’ll also find a media room, great for movie/game night, and a comfortable loft that looks down to the great room.
Other key features of this amazing design include an informal lounge, a pocket office for days working from home, and the mud/laundry room with both garage and side access and numerous built-ins, keeping shoes and jackets out of sight.
No matter what your lifestyle or family size, this home is sure to fill your needs!