The Half Moon is a smaller version of our Moon Dance plan. The first floor is smaller and wheelchair accessible. The second floor has been eliminated, but there are bedrooms in the daylight basement. A brick home with craftsman accents and cement board siding make the Half Moon low-maintenance. The front is designed to face south. Wide front steps up to the sun deck make the south side both an inviting entry and pleasant place to soak up the sun.
The main living areas are on the first floor. The front area can function as a large dining area or library room. A two way fireplace separates it from the great room to allow for a window to capture west views. Although the windows on the north, east, and west have been minimized for energy performance, there are enough to allow for views in all directions. Optional skylights in the breakfast and over the master bed allow for more light and star gazing.
Daylight Basement Option
The basement has a large entertainment room with doors out to the west and south. At least two bedrooms can be added with an optional third in the northeast corner if the slope of your land allows for windows to be included. Garage Option The optional detached or attached garage or carport goes on the north side of the home with quick access into the family entry of the home. It is designed to house 2 vehicles or one with a workshop, but could easily be expanded.
The Half Moon is designed to be constructed with a trussed roof, 6" walls (structural insulated panels could be used for the walls), and an ICF (insulated concrete form) foundation. The first floor has 8' ceilings with at least the great room and library to be vaulted, but the entire first floor could also be vaulted. To add some thermal mass to the home, a few interior brick (or stone) walls have been added.
Read more about the drawings available for various Sun Plans.
Daylight Basement Plan
First Floor Plan
Exterior Elevations (all four sides)
Building Section (section cut includes interior view)
Typical Wall Detail
Schematic Electrical Plans (showing outlets, switches, lights)
Schematic Framing Plans (floor and roof)
Custom Energy Specs that describe any recommended adaptations for your climate – insulation values, glass type for the various windows, overhang lengths.
The color 2-D image shown as a "photo" can be customized through Consulting Services.