Bonus Room 427 s.f.
Width 66, Depth 62
The Roseburg Cottage 8 is another delightfully sunny design from Sun Plans with a cottage-like character. A cozy east-facing front porch eases the visitor into the home through the same spacious foyer that the family uses on a daily basis. The nearby U shaped stairs add character to the entry and a quick ascent to the spacious second floor. Board and batten combined with shingle siding adds to the craftsman character already evident in the numerous eave knee braces adorning the gable ends.
Early risers will love the east-facing front porch and open deck. Balcony lovers will adore the long south area accessible from the master bedroom and living area on sunny winter days and summer evenings. The open kitchen with the movable island makes the cooking and dining spaces adaptable to large crowds. A low wall that can be used as a bench behind the wood stove enlarges the cooks view to the living area, as does the opening from the foyer desk nook to the hearth. A higher wall there would create a place for a hutch. The Roseburg Cottages combine the character of old homes with the space and energy-savings of the new.
The three bedroom upper floor is ideal for large families. The large walk-in attic can be used for storage or finished later for a game or exercise room or even another bedroom! The east-facing sunrise sitting nook brightens the stairs.
Two extra sunny bedrooms flanking the den can make this a five bedroom house. Mirroring the dining and kitchen from the first floor creates a separate apartment on this cozy ground level.
The two nine foot wide overhead doors on the gable end walls are snow-friendly. To add a workshop, extend the garage to the west and add another large door to the north.
Nine-foot ceilings in the first floor and full daylight basement add spaciousness to the compact rooms. The sloping second floor ceilings with numerous nooks add character and take advantage of the eave spaces. The 6 main floor walls can be constructed with 2x6 studs with additional exterior insulation or SIP panels. The roof framing is deep rafters packed full of insulation that varies per climate. The thermal mass is designed to be partially in the masonry walls and in the flooring in the south rooms. A large south shed dormer increases solar gain, adds more head height and creates a smooth surface on which to add solar panels should pole-mounting not be possible.
Since these may affect energy performance and structural integrity, they should only be undertaken with professional assistance.
Read more about the drawings available for Sun Plans.
Daylight Basement Foundation Plan
Floor Plans including attached garage
Typical Wall Detail
Schematic Framing Plans
Custom Energy Recommendations (They describe how to adapt the home to your location by adapting the insulation values, windows, thermal mass, overhang lengths, and sometimes framing to accommodate necessary insulation.)