Second Floor 891 s.f.
Total 2318 s.f.
Daylight Bsmt. 1427 s.f.
Garage 576 s.f.
Porches 84 s.f.
Bonus Room 427 s.f.
8% South Glass
The Roseburg Cottage 7 evolved from our popular Roseburg Cottage plans. This client preferred siding and stone, a southern daylight basement, 9' ceilings, gable dormers, and 36" wide doors in the main rooms. The unique cottage character remains even with the slightly larger spaces and the house is still full of surprises as you move from the inviting front porch to the living area that is open both horizontally and vertically.
The entry area is slightly wider to accommodate the increased ceiling height. From that point, you can get anywhere quickly and you can see through to the main living area as you round the corner by the study nook. As you ascend to the second floor, your views are constantly changing. The west deck will be warm and sunny for cookouts on cool days. The practical first floor bathroom is located so that a small part of it can be used by guests.
The second floor has a loft like character and the two bedrooms add plenty of additional living area. The optional bonus can be used for storage or finished later for a space that does not mind being without solar gain such as an exercise or entertainment room. The north and south shed dormers bring balanced light into the many quaint spaces with numerous nooks and shelves.
In-laws and teenagers will love the sunny and private daylight basement with the walk-out patio. Of course, large families, home schooling, or a home-based business work well too. Garage The two-vehicle garage connects directly to the main foyer that makes entering the home a pleasant experience. The garage doors have been moved to the front to make the house fit better on land that slopes to the south or on lots that are narrow.
The great room is open to the loft above. The remaining first floor has 9' ceilings, but the entire upstairs has vaulted ceilings. Like most of our plans, this house is designed to be constructed with 6" exterior studs. The thermal mass is designed to be partially in the masonry walls and in the flooring in the south rooms. The gable dormers will shed snow and the garage doors on the gable end are also better suited for snow country.
Since these may affect energy performance and structural integrity, they should only be undertaken with professional assistance.
- Floor in the area above the great room to add another sunny bedroom upstairs without increasing the roof area of the house.
- Make one large shed dormer on the south to allow for more south glass.
Read more about the drawings available for various Sun Plans.
Daylight Basement Foundation Plan
Floor Plans including garage
Exterior Elevations in detail
Typical Wall Detail
Schematic Framing Plans
Custom Energy Specs that describe any recommended adaptations for your climate – insulation values, glass type for the various windows, overhang lengths.