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.
The Waterford House Plan offers classical accents and striking symmetry, with a mixture of Cape Cod emphases.
A vestibule welcomes you, and you are immediately aware of the enormity of light that wafts from the back of the home with its massive veranda that is surrounded by windows. Your eye is drawn to an amazing entryway adorned with columns and arches forming a barrel-vaulted ceiling. The foyer is flanked by an impressive study to your right, welcoming you with warmth from a hand-crafted fireplace. The study contains a coffered ceiling treatment. To your left is the formal dining area, which displays an ornate oval ceiling. Each of these rooms, has a private entrance from the outside front of the home.
Straight ahead, in this Cape Cod Style home is the grand room which has been given a circular feel. This grand room would host formal gatherings as your guests are warmed by an oversized fireplace. In addition, it provides double sets of French doors accessing the rear veranda.
The left side of this Waterford House Plan is home style focusing on casual gathering areas for the family. The kitchen remains the focal point. Any chef would be proud to call this inspiring kitchen his or her own. The kitchen has a vast amount of cabinets, and openness to the surrounding breakfast & family rooms. The breakfast room has one wall completely of windows, giving sight to the outdoor activities on the veranda. The family room is replete with beams and a roaring fireplace, making it an easy spot for a family to gather. This room also indulges in having full access to the veranda as well. It also has space for:
An island big enough for prepping, serving and snacking
A fresh sized pantry
Connection to an immense laundry room
Access to a three-car garage
Family sleeping quarters are to the right in this Cape Cod ranch Waterford House Plan. First to appear is this ranch style master suite. A person is completely pampered by trey ceilings and a formal private sitting area and offers an unlimited view of gardens and more.
Offering a luxury soaking tub
A double walk-in closet with dressing area
His & her vanities
Modern state of the art shower
There are two additional family bedrooms. Each is expansive in size and offer their own unique qualities.
Jack & Jill bathroom
Taking the staircase aside the breakfast area, you are lead up to a second floor. Here you are offered the option of a home office, complete with a full bath. In addition, there is an added option of a playroom & full walk-in closet. Either way there is plenty of storage on the second level.
With 30 years experience, Archival Designs, Inc. brings clients a unique portfolio of the best selling Home Plans on the market.