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.
Winding around a peaceful mountainous incline, you are greeted by the Salem House Plan. Elegant and inviting, this extraordinary home provides the family and guests with one delight after another. Before entering the drive you can clearly see an abundance of trees and nature surrounding your Home Plan. The car enters the drive into its brilliant Porte Cochere. From this vantage point you begin to see images of colorful tree tops and far off mountains as your review of the landscape around this beautiful Home Plan comes into view.
The luxury Home is styled as a European Estate, lying artfully across your dream Property. It offers entryways, one accompanied by a Porte Cochere, also known as a drive-through carport or shelter. This European Estate Home Plan is a complete display of exquisite ceiling treatments, glorious arches and columns.
The main entry into the home is cornered to the right of the Porte Cochere. Upon entering the Foyer you are struck by the vastness of space, with the dazzling & wide winding Staircase. To the left you are welcomed through gilded columns, into an eloquent two story Dining Room. To the right of this immense Foyer is an intimate & warm Library.
Streaming on around to your right you are whisked into The Master Suite. This mountainous dream Home Style offers the Master Suite as an oasis all unto itself. The Trey Ceilings give abundance to the Room. This personal getaway has many amenities.
An enormous walk-in closet
His & Her Vanities
A soaking Tub with Window Wall to overlook your Private view of nature
State of the art Walk-In Shower
Private entry to the formidable Rear Porch
Upon exiting the Master Suite, the circuit brings you into the colossal Family Room.The room hosts a large Fireplace. From this vantage point you can see through walls of windows and French doors, all of which look out onto the Rear Porch and your breathtaking property beyond. Having made this your very own Mountainous escape, from the Porch you can see nothing but calming waves of colorful forests, just past the green of your landscaped lot.
This European Estate Home Plan works its way around waltzing into the open-air Kitchen with a Morning Room. This European Mountain House Estate also offers unimaginable views from this vantage point as well, through its wall of windows and private entry onto the Rear Porch.
The modern Chef inspired Kitchen in this Salem House Plan is open and lofty, bathing you in complete sunlight. It features a generous island for serving. You will have a great view from the Kitchen onto the Rear Porch. Thus, the chef can enjoy the sights and activities, while taking in the view past the green space out into the colorful layers of trees.
Great flow into Family Room
Generous Floating Cabinets
Multiple counter spaces for prep
Easy access to serving within the Dining Area
Access to fully equipped Laundry Room
Direct Exit into the Porte Cochere
Continuing on through the Grand Dining Area; we ascend the floating staircase to the Second Story of this Salem Estate House Plan. You are charmed by the complete and open feel this Home gives you. Immediately, you can see over into the immense Family Room & Dining Room.
Walking around to our left we see bedrooms two and three, which share a Jack & Jill Bathroom.
Each with Personal Vanity
Our tour continues on to an enormous Bonus Room to be used in whatever way you see fit, since it is next to a Computer Room or Office. It is significant to know that this Salem House Plan may also offer a Daylight Basement for multiple uses such as: a full In-Law Suite, Media Room, Exercise Room and an all-around Activity Room. From this level you could also have a walk-out to your own personal Spa which overlooks your dream property.