Daylight Basement 1232 s.f.
Porch 192 s.f.
Garage 419 s.f.
10% South Glass
A right-sized first floor, simple shape and overflow spaces in the sunny, daylight basement make the Daylight Dreams home perfect for a practical family that loves the sun. The sunny kitchen opens to the large living area. The lower floor can adapt for expanded living, growing children or aging parents. A large front north porch has room for summer evening entertaining while the warmer southeast deck will also be shaded by the house on summer evenings. With the deck south of the garage, it will not block winter sun in
the lower floor.
The large kitchen is ideally placed close to the garage for bringing in groceries and using the nearby canning area with large counter for working with vegetables straight from the garden. The kitchen is large enough for an island should one be desired. Two built-in pantries flank the refrigerator.
The small master bedroom, closet and bath have ample room for necessities with little waste. The shower area is designed to be used without a door.
The staircase near the family entry allow for lower level access without passing through the main living areas perfect for shared living or noisy kids. The central space can be used for living, crafts, exercise, etc. while the west side rooms are more private for use as bedrooms or studies. A large central bathroom is divided for use by two at one time.
Attached Garage/Detached Shop
A one car attached garage is spacious enough for garden prep and housing winter plants on the south. A large detached garage with shop can be placed away from the house so as to not overwhelm the house visually.
The thick stick-framed walls making achieving net zero much easier in cold climates since the heat loss can be minimal. The basement walls also have an extra layer. For climates that dont need extra thick walls, the inside rooms can become a little larger. The economical truss framed roof with high raised heels allows for extra thick, economical insulation. Truss-framed floors would accommodate duct work and utilities. Both floors have 8 ceilings for economical construction. With the abundance of windows and sun, the rooms will feel large. The integral thermal mass of the basement concrete slab tempers the winter heat gain while moderating inside temperatures in summer. Plus the first floor is designed for some concrete thermal mass as well. The exterior is designed for horizontal cement board siding, economically synthetic stucco over foundation coating and accents of stone veneer. The metal roof makes for a low-maintenance home resistant to exterior fires.
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Construction Prints, etc.
For this plan, the following are included with orders for Construction Prints and CAD Files:
Daylight Basement Plan
First Floor Plan
Typical Wall Detail
Schematic Framing Plans
Attached Single Garage and Detached Garage/Shop
the insulation values, windows, thermal mass, overhang lengths, and sometimes
framing to accommodate necessary insulation)