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.
NOTE: This construction set does not include a foundation plan or details.
The exterior of this traditional house plan offers a welcoming rocking chair front porch with a gazebo and a spacious outdoor cooking lounge complete with a built-in grille, bar-b-que, ovens, and tile flooring. Peaked rooflines, dormers, pane glass windows flanked with shutters, and warming coach lights will welcome you home.
As you enter the foyer, the first of four family bedrooms in this split-bedroom home sits off to the left offering three closets, a full bath, and a window seat from which one can perch. To the right of the foyer is a quiet den with a stone fireplace and built-in bookcases, offering a quiet respite to read, study, or work on your laptop. Leading to the upper level, ornate railings embellish the wide staircase with built-in shelving under the stairs and a utility room beyond. The generous laundry room is large enough for a washer, dryer, freezer, laundry tub, built-in cabinets, and plenty of countertops for folding or sewing.
The master suite is at the rear of the home plan and has access down to the outdoor lounge. This master boasts an octagonal trey ceiling, wet bar, and a luxurious bath with his and hers vanities, a separate marble jet tub and glass shower, and a massive wardrobe with built-in shelves.
The kitchen offers modern, state-of-the-art appliances, granite countertops, a large walk-in pantry, a built-in desk, and a free-standing center island. An eating bar with a wine cooler seamlessly separates the kitchen and family room. The sophisticated dining room is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen, offering ease in dining when serving guests. The family room has a 12’ coffered ceiling with a dramatic corner stone fireplace. From the outdoor lounges, a pool bath and mudroom lead back into the shop and two-car tandem garage with side entry. Porticos are on the front of each garage area.
On the second floor plan, two family bedrooms, each with trey ceilings, walk-in closets, and full private baths share space with a media room and bar, a study with a walk-in closet, a home gym, a game room with card area and built-in entertainment area, and multiple storage areas. This traditional country home plan offers modest elegant luxury inside and out.