Second Floor Loft 202 s.f. (min.)
Daylight Basement 1001 s.f.
Unfinished Basement 173 s.f.
Porches 174 s.f.
Garage/Workshop/Greenhouse 828 s.f.
Width 38' (+36' w/ Garage), Depth 63'
The Roseburg Cottage is a quaint home with an abundance of character. The central spiral staircase makes for easy access throughout all 3 levels. The main house has a tiny footprint, yet the connecting garage makes it seem large. The front of the house is uniquely designed to face either west or north leaving the side or back facing south. Reverse the house if your land slopes to the east.
The Roseburg Cottage is a quaint home with an abundance of character. The central spiral staircase makes for easy access throughout all 3 levels. The main house has a tiny footprint, yet the connecting garage makes it seems large. The front of the house is uniquely designed to face either west or north leaving the side or back facing south. Reverse the house if your land slopes to the east.
The front entry porch in tucked into the inside corner of the first floor. The main living areas are all on the first floor. The master suite is close to the laundry and with quick access to the shared toilet. The kitchen and dining on the west take advantage of westerly views and are close to the screened porch and deck for outdoor dining.
Second Floor Option
The large spiral stairs go up to the study loft which also has its own balcony. The front and south dormers bring balanced light into this quaint space tucked up in the cathedral ceiling. The walkway over to the storage is like a bridge and looks down into the living area.
Daylight Basement Option
The spiral stairs also leads down to the center of the daylight basement with a finished bedroom and large area for exercise, study, or crafts. The central wood stove will be able to heat most of the house on the days without sun. On the cool north side there is root or wine cellar. The cozy reading nook in the southwest corner takes advantage of views in two directions. The west windows will take advantage of westerly views. For lots with a southerly slope, this space will be very sunny.
The two-car garage with workshop & greenhouse space connect directly to the laundry area. There is a pull down attic stairs to the large storage area between the attic trusses. For narrower lots, the garage doors could be relocated to the west wall.
The great room, kitchen, and dining have vaulted ceilings and are open to the loft above. Structural beams tie that are also decorative tie the loft to the main walls. The master bedroom, laundry, and pantry have 8' ceilings, but the entire upstairs also has vaulted ceilings. With its simple shape, this house is designed to be constructed with an insulated concrete forms foundation and 6" exterior studs like most of our plans, but structural insulated panels could easily be substituted for the walls and roof since the spans are not large. The thermal mass is designed to be primarily in the stone covered concrete block walls. Brick could be substituted.
Since these may affect energy performance and structural, they should only be undertaken with professional assistance.
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For this plan, the following are included:
Cover sheet/Site Plan
Daylight Basement Plan
First Floor Plan including garage
Second Floor Plan
Exterior Elevations (all four sides)
Building Section (partial interior view of house)
Typical Wall Detail
Schematic Electrical Plans (outlets, switches, and lights)
Schematic Framing Plans (floors and roof)
Custom Energy Specs that describe any recommended adaptations for your climate - insulation values, glass type for the various windows, overhang lengths.