Debra Rucker Coleman, Architect
Floor 1
1,189 sf
Floor 2
732 sf
1,921 sf
Daylight Basement
999 sf
Unfinished Basement
192 sf
Entry Faces
South Glass
Roseburg Cottage 2
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.
First Floor
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.
Second Floor
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.
Daylight Basement
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.
Construction Info
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 inside, the high thermal mass of the basement in general and tile in the south-facing rooms on the upper floor.
Modification Ideas
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.
Construction Drawings
For this plan, the following are included with Construction Prints and CAD Files:
  • Schematic Site Plan
  • Daylight Basement Plan
  • Floor Plans including Attached Garage
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Building Section
  • Kitchen Elevations
  • Typical Wall Detail
  • Schematic Electrical Plans  
  • Schematic Framing Plans
Comments and Photos
Maria lives in a Roseburg Cottage 2 and says: "The passive solar design is WONDERFUL and we are finding many days during the recent cold snap that our heat did not come on."
Paula and Family oriented the south side of their Roseburg Cottage 2 a bit towards the east for the lake view and received passive solar gain earlier in the day.  We thank them for sharing the wonderful photos.