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.
Total width INCLUDING optional wing walls: 94'-9"
A Dream European Castle to Call Your Own
The Hennessey House is a Grand Home that captures anyone's attention with its tasteful use of brick and stone on an impressive exterior. The Hennessey House Plan poignantly offers a Castle like Grand Tower adorned by ornate windows, and a copper Steeple. The expansive Wing Walls add to the French & European feel.
You're invited through a Front Entry into a Grand two-story Foyer. You will notice a full sunlight view through the entire Luxury French Home; onto the Covered Veranda. Soon there is a romantic winding stair case to your right. Then with a smooth flow to the left there is a wide berth into a rich Library which offers a fireplace with built-in shelves adorning both sides.
Continuing onto our left pathway we encounter an expansive Laundry area. Then as we are making our way to the family circuit of this Stately European Castle Home Plan; we pass a smaller staircase usable for backdoor guests and family.
As if a gracious gift, we are entranced by the enormous oval wall of windows in this two-story Dining area. The light floods into this room, warming the family triangle. Maneuvering like water within a creek, you enter the Keeping Room with coffered ceilings. This room offers a view to your landscaped lot.
Separate entry to the vast Veranda
Upon continuing movement to the left, we are introduced into the Breakfast Area.The room displays an Oval Wall of windows; once again overlooking the wide Covered Veranda so that you can also experience the outdoor activity that takes place with the built-in BBQ Grill and Fireplace.
As the center piece of the family hub, we find the well perched Kitchen. The oversized island allows for cooking and engaging in conversations among all three of the main family rooms.
There is a bounty of prep counter space
An enlarged Pantry
A desk for finances or recipes
Moving through the Hennessey Luxury Home Plan we encounter an opulent two-story Grand Room. Imagine entertaining in a room with such sublime views of the outdoors. In addition you are in the middle of an open air room, with an impact of design.
Now you are ushered into a true-to-life French Home Style and its Master Suite. Here you experience such architectural wonders as the turtle trey ceiling. The room is overflowing with windows that overlook the covered Veranda.
Private access to Covered Veranda
His & Her Closets & Vanities
Modern state of the art shower
Large lounging tub with a private view of your landscape
The lavish Main Staircase winds you around directly into bedrooms two through four. The upper floor also includes a large Bonus Room, which would make a perfect Home Theater. In addition, there is the marvelous overlook into the Grand Room & Dining Room which gives you the feel of participating in activity below.