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 Mediterranean luxury house plan is awe-inspired, showcased by a stucco facade, interesting roof designs, turret-shaped rooms, trimmed soffits, a large chimney pot, variable rectangular window sizes, and a two-story covered archway over the front door. Through geometric glass-shaped double French doors under an oversized transom, entry into the foyer sets the stage for drama that unfolds as one nears the expansive family room complete with living and dining areas. An octagonal trey ceiling adds quite the focal point into the family room. Surrounded by a wine grotto, warming fireplace, built-ins, and floor-to-ceiling wall of windows onto the veranda, the family room is the central entertaining area.
A cozy breakfast area off the family room leads to a quiet study with storage and atrium access, and is separated from the kitchen only by a breakfast bar. A free-standing center island, modern appliances, granite counter tops, built-ins, recessed lighting, and a pantry are some of the amenities that make this kitchen favorable to any gourmet chef. Adjacent from the kitchen is the elegant dining room with built-ins and an octagonal try ceiling.
Through the gallery beyond the dining room is the large utility room that leads to the three-car, courtyard entry garage with work space and exit door to the side yard. A family bedroom sits between the garage and atrium, and has a walk-in closet and full bath, making a nice area for a teen bedroom or guest room. The turret holds a family bedroom with trey ceiling, walk-in closet and private bath. The master suite envelopes the right side and rear of the luxury house plan, and boasts a wall of windows with a door that leads out to the backyard. Through separate doors, enter the luxurious master bath his and hers entries, his and hers vanities and wardrobes, and separate marble and tile tub and glass block shower. A fireplace sits between the whirlpool tub and the master suite. An exercise room with storage area sits off the master bath. In the gallery outside the master suite is a wet bar and powder room, completing this one-story luxury Mediterranean house plan.