This quaint retail building was designed to house a garden center/gift shop in an historic small town, but it could serve many purposes in many places. The central check-out counter provides a clear view of every inch of the interior display space, as well as a good view throughout the sun-room and east-side outdoor nursery area. The east facing sun-room provides much of the heat required for the rest of the building, warming the insulated concrete floor each morning with the sun’s rays, then radiating that heat throughout the rest of the building.
Another great possible use for this building would be as a gas-station/convenience store, complete with owner’s quarters upstaris. The original owner of this building uses most of the upstaris space for a “Christmas all year” store, along with private ofice space, and an expansive break room. The break room has full kitchen facilities, a television, video games, and desk space for the employee’s children to use after school. Talk about employee loyalty! This space is fun to work in, and this building is the single most often complimented building we have ever designed.
We have used this basic structure as the basis for many other designs, including both commercial and residential.
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This quaint retail building was designed to house a garden center/gift shop in an historic small town, but it could serve many purposes in many places. The central check-out counter provides a clear view of every inch of the interior display space, as well as a good view throughout the sun-room and east-side outdoor nursery […]
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What's Included in Our Zero-Energy Home Packages
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.
We include foundation plans, foundation details, floor plans of all levels, framing details, floor framing plans, and elevation views from all sides. We also provide an electrical plan, though you will want to modify the lighting to your own tastes. Most importantly, we provide a complete mechanical plan, tailored to YOUR climate zone.
We used to ship either a “Basic Set” of plans, with just one copy of each page, or a “full Set”, which ideally would include enough plan pagers for all of your key suppliers and subcontractors. Now most people prefer to have you send them a PDF to bid from and work from, and they will carry it with them in their portable device. Even banks and building departments are now preferring electronic plan copies.
There are now FedEx Office, Office Max, and similar locations all over the country where you can have full size plans printed at a far lower cost than what we can provide, especially when the cost and time required to ship them across the country is considered. When you need an extra copy of a certain page, you can simply e-mail the pdf page you need to the local outlet, and they will have it all printed and ready for pick-up by the time you arrive. Isn’t technology wonderful!