House Plans: WINTER WREN

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Features & Specifications:

  • 2410 heated square feet,
  • Two stories with venting cupola
  • Entry porch, screen porch with stone ledge, eaves-covered rear entry, & glassed-arbor on south
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 study, 2 baths & powder room
  • Costs no more to build than conventional construction
  • Passive solar: warm & sunny in winter, cool & shady in summer
  • Low utility bills and low house maintenance
  • Autoclaved, aerated concrete (AAC) exterior wall system: fireproof, rot-proof, moldproof, bug proof , sound absorbent, no-maintenance, and engineered to withstand 140 mph winds
  • Interior finished in mineral plaster; exterior finished in no-maintenance real stucco with decorative lintels over windows and doors
  • No-maintenance tinted poured-and-scored concrete floors
  • In-floor radiant hydronic heating system; on-demand hot water heater and solar collecting 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
  • 10' ceilings downstairs; 9'4" ceilings upstairs
  • Master upstairs bedroom suite with french doords to balcony, walk-in dressing room-style closet and laundry chute
  • Master bath with private water closet; tub under south windows; double sinks; large tiled steam shower with built-in seat
  • Soundproofing insulation between study and guest room and living room
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Classic t&g eaves detail with exposed rafter tails
  • No-VOC paint
  • Hypoallergenic surfaces throughout
  • Materials and design strategy for low environmental impact and ease in building
  • State and federal tax credits for active and passive solar systems

WEST elevation

EAST elevation

SOUTH elevation

NORTH elevation

floor plan

Second floor plan

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