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 elegant luxury house plan is a symmetrical home design with so much diversity. The symmetry is apparent as you approach the motor court. Double two car garages with side entries fan out on either side of the motor court. As you enter from the 20' ceiling front porch through the double doors, you enter the two story foyer. Ahead are the large Roman decorative pillars that lead you into the living room. You'll enjoy sitting by the fireplace while enjoying the view onto the veranda through the large bank of windows. To the right of the foyer is the dining room with its 17' ceiling and interesting shape. It leads to the pantries and kitchen, making serving dinner so convenient. The kitchen is open to the breakfast and family rooms with their bank of windows viewing the back 40. The family room offers built in TV access and built in bookcases next to the fireplace. A built in hutch in the breakfast room is perfect for storing those tea cups, fine china or your everyday dishes.
Tucked away in the corner is a large bedroom with a tiered tray ceiling and next to a bathroom, perfect for guests, in-laws or teens. Doors from the bath, breakfast and family rooms lead to the veranda with its large pillars and spa in the back of this house design. Enter the master suite either from the hall or veranda and enjoy the master bath, complete with his and her vanities. There is shelving and cabinetry in the walk in wardrobe and the exercise area, both off of the master bath. Across from the master suite is the study, perfect for a quiet spot to read a book or a spot to watch for your guests to arrive. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, each with full baths and closets, divided by a vaulted game room with double doors that lead to the balcony. Enjoy the views open to below. There is a lot of attic space in this two-story house plan.