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2,966 Sq. Ft.
This split level home offers the choice of a spacious guest quarters on the lower level with a luxurious recreation room, or the whole lower level could be separated off as a Mother-in law suite, while still keeping a private office, storage, or additional guest bedroom for use by the upstairs owners.
Everything needed for daily living is on the main level, as is consistent with our many Universal Design homes. Checking in at just under 3,000 square feet of floor space, this home is at the upper end of our Zero-Energy offerings.
Our YF-1 home received a HERS (US Dept. of Energy Home Energy Rating System) rating of 41, (the lower the rating, the more energy-efficient the home) the lowest we had seen or even heard of at the time of construction, without any photovoltaic panels or other means of generating electricity. The YF-1 plan is another of our National Award-Winning Plans, having received a Silver Energy Value Housing Award in 2010.
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This split level home offers the choice of a spacious guest quarters on the lower level with a luxurious recreation room, or the whole lower level could be separated off as a Mother-in law suite, while still keeping a private office, storage, or additional guest bedroom for use by the upstairs owners. Everything needed for […]
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We provide the most complete plan packages available on the market. We are interested in the ultimate success of your project, not just in selling a set of house plans.
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The following table describes the typical number of plan copies needed to build one of our Low Energy Use Homes.
Our Basic Plan Set includes just one copy of each page, for a total of approximately fifteen pages if on 11×17 paper, about eight pages if on 24×36 paper. Our pages can be either be printed on 11×17 paper, in high resolution, either 1/8″ or 3/16″ scale, depending on the size of the house, or we can print on full 24’x36″ “D” size architectural paper. Some local Building Departments have expressed an appreciation for the smaller size of page, because of the readability, and ease of viewing multiple pages at one time. It is also much easier to get additional copies made if you should need them. Larger page sizes are required by some jurusdictions, so be sure to ask before completing your order which size is required.
Our Full Building Set includes the total number of plan pages shown on the spreadsheet below, at a slightly increased price to cover our additional costs.
Our Basic Plan Set and Full Building Set both include the Heat Loss Calculation Spreadsheet, Heating/Cooling system specifications, SIPS shop drawings, and Built Green® checklist.
|Plan Page #||Page Description||Contractor||Bldg. Dept.||Foundation||Framing||Roofing||Heating||Plumbing||Electrical||Insulation||Drywall||Cabinets||Floor Covering||Siding||Total Copies|
|1||Floor Plan 1||1||2||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||11|
|2||Floor Plan 2||1||2||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||10|
|4||Fnd. & Framing Details||1||2||1||1||1||1||8|
|12||F.P. 1 Electrical||1||1||2|
|13||F.P. 2 Electrical||1||1||2|
|14||3-D View NW||1||1||1||3|
|15||3-D View SW||1||1||1||3|