Opt. Second Floor 914 s.f.
Total First & Second 2625 s.f.
Porches & Balconies 560 s.f.
Finished Basement 1043 s.f.
Total Interior Maximum 3668 s.f.
Attic & Basement Storage 843 s.f.
Opt. Garage or Carport 864 s.f.
Depth 38' + 24' Garage
The Moon Dance plan was inspired by our popular Sun Dance series. The front of the house is designed to face south. An all brick home with accents of cement board siding make the Moon Dance low-maintenance. A green metal roof with any color brick adds a touch of classic design while still being unique. Add some custom windows with panes of glass and the look would become even more craftsman.
The Moon Dance is home to grow old in as the primary rooms are on the first floor and the interior doors are 3' which allow wheelchairs and walkers to fit. The laundry is conveniently located next to the master close and the computer nook is in the center of the home. A large stone Rumford fireplace has been designed for the west wall, but for land with great views to the west, windows could be added and the west porch extended to shade from the hot afternoon summer sun. Although the windows on the north, east, and west have been minimized for energy performance, there are just enough to allow for views in all directions.
The entire upstairs is vaulted and the upstairs study nook on the north overlooks the large great room below while the west porches, balconies, and deck overlook the sunsets to the west. For a simpler home, consider eliminating the second floor.
Daylight Basement Option
The basement has a large entertainment and exercise area that opens to a patio on the west. The northwest corner can be another bedroom or office. If you chose to put the extra bedrooms in the walkout daylight basement and did not want the second floor, the main level could be constructed with simple trusses and the roof slope lowered. If your land slopes differently, let us customize a foundation plan for you.
The optional detached garage or carport could also be attached on the north side of the home without affecting the solar gain. It is designed to house 2 cars and a tractor or workshop.
The Moon Dance is designed to be constructed with SIPs (structural insulated panels) walls and roof, and an ICF (insulated concrete form) foundation, but conventional construction could easily be substituted. The first floor has 9' ceilings. To add some thermal mass to the home, a few interior brick (or stone) walls have been added. This allows you to install floors such as wood in the bedrooms. The rest of the first floor is designed to have ceramic tile floors which add some thermal mass.
Since these ideas may affect energy performance and structural integrity, they should only be undertaken with professional assistance.
The dining area could also be closed off and the area converted into a home office or extra bedroom as the breakfast area is large enough to place a table for 6.
For those who like a large master tub or whirlpool, one could easily be added to the south end of the master bath.
Read more about the drawings available for various Sun Plans.
For this plan, the following are included:
Custom Energy Specs that describe any recommended adaptations for your climate – insulation values, glass type for the various windows, overhang lengths.