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 modern farmhouse plan has exactly what you are looking for in a home. What you want is the right balance between open communal space and private space. A house should feel open, but also have secluded areas that allow you to be alone. And a really well balance home will bring the outdoors inside, blurring those boundaries making the house feel like part of its environment.
The open floor plan allows for an expansive great room. However, the focal point for the family will be the kitchen island that seats 7. This will be the gathering point, where meals are made, history shared and memories are made. When more formal occasions arrive the dining area adjacent to the kitchen is ideally sized and situated.
The corner fireplace in the great room is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Balancing the fireplace is the glass walls that open the great room out onto the covered rear porch. Large family gatherings can spill out on to the covered porch. Or you can just sit out there and take in a quiet evening.
The events of 2020 accelerated the trend of working from home. Consequently every new home will require a dedicated home office. The Bridgewater does not disappoint in this area. The office is located in the corner of the home with access from the great room and the covered porch. Giving you the right balance of seclusion and availability.
Speaking of seclusion, the master suite will be your private retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world. If you don’t have time to take a long soaking bath in the tub, you can take a quick shower in the large walk-in shower. The expansive walk-in closet tops off the master suite in style.
The second floor is where the other two bedroom are located. It also features a very large loft, which is great for a game room or a media room. Both bedrooms share a bathroom but they both have their own large closets. The hidden gem of the second floor is the 258 sq. ft. bonus room. This area gives you the option of adding a fourth bedroom in the future. Or it could be a home theater, or a library. The possibilities are endless.
The Bridgewater strikes the proper balance between your wants and your needs as a family. You want large areas to gather and share your lives, but you need those private areas where you can be alone. Just remember that if you want, or need something the Bridgewater doesn’t have, let us know, we can modify any of our home plans to better suit your needs.