House Plans: HOLLYHOCK Cottage


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Features & Specifications:

  • 1215 heated square feet
  • 2 bedrooms; two baths
  • Passive solar design: warm and sunny in winter, cool and shady in summer
  • Low utility bills and low house maintenance
  • Autoclaved, aerated concrete (AAC) exterior wall system: fireproof, rot-proof, mold-proof, bug-proof, sound absorbent and no-maintanence
  • Interior finished in mineral plaster; exterior finished in no-maintenance real stucco with decorative lintels over windows and doors
  • No-maintenance tinted poured-&-scored concrete floors
  • In-floor radiant hydronic heating system; on-demand hot water heater and hookup for solar water heating panels
  • Borate-treated cellulose ceiling insulation ; borate-treated cellulose interior sound insulation
  • Engineered truss roof system for economy, minimal wood use and large attic storage room
  • Boracare insect control treatment under-slab; boric acid applied in interior walls
  • 26 gauge Galvalume steel "100 year" roof
  • Garden orientation for perfect site drainage and beautiful views from main living space
  • Low-e glass in north, east and west windows
  • 9'-4" ceiling heights throughout
  • Master bedroom with private bath and french doors to garden
  • Front porch with tinted slab floor and cedar or cypress columns and beams; glass covered arbor on south
  • Working kitchen open to dining room/family room; sliding glass doors to garden
  • Parlor with built-in bookcase and optional woodstove; parlor windows designed for stained glass
  • No-VOC paint
  • Hypoallergenic surfaces throughout
  • Pantry/utility/mudroom with exterior door
  • Materials and design strategy for low environmental impact & ease in building
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Federal and State tax credits for active and passive solar systems


EAST elevation ( + Optional Screen porch)


WEST elevation


SOUTH elevation


NORTH elevation


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