Second Floor 732 s.f.
Daylight Basement 999 s.f.
The Roseburg Cottage 2 is a quaint home with a small first floor plan. The fun spiral staircase in the original Roseburg Cottage has been replaced with a bit more practical large central staircase to connect to other bedrooms either up or down. The larger front porch faces north. The shed dormers along with the windows and knee braces on the gable ends emphasize the bungalow style.
The Roseburg Cottage 2 is a quaint home with a small first floor plan. The fun spiral staircase in the original Roseburg Cottage has been replaced with a bit more practical large central staircase to connect to other bedrooms either up or down. The larger front porch faces north. The shed dormers along with the windows and knee braces on the gable ends emphasize the bungalow style
The staircase is the focal point in the home. From the entry you see through it to the main living area. As you ascend to the second floor your views are constantly changing. The kitchen has a large expanse of windows to capture views to the northwest. The porches and balcony on the west make sunset viewing a delight. The practical first floor bathroom functions as both the master bath and guest half bath with its compartmentalized design.
The second floor has both a loft like character over the main living areas and a private bedroom and bath side too. The north and south shed dormers bring balanced light into the quaint loft that has many nooks for shelves and cabinets.
From the central stairs you can quickly access the root cellar, workshop side, or spare bedroom. In the south rooms you will not know you are in a basement, yet the north side will be cool and offer storm protection back under the hill. The walkout doors to the west will allow you to also enjoy the sunsets from this lower level.
The two-vehicle garage with optional third vehicle or/ greenhouse space connects directly to the laundry area. The attic can be accessed by the pull down attic stairs to the large storage area between the attic trusses above.
The great room, kitchen, and dining have vaulted ceilings and are open to the loft above. Structural beams 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. Like most of our plans, this house is designed to be constructed with an insulated concrete forms foundation and 6" exterior studs .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.
Since these may affect energy performance and structural, they should only be undertaken with professional assistance.
- The loft side could become an enclosed bedroom if you floored in the west side of the loft.
- Eliminate the basement and build on a slab for thermal mass.
- Reverse the plan for land that slopes to the east.
Read more about the drawings available for various Sun Plans.
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 of floors and roof