By Emilienne Magali. Floor Plan. Published at Sunday, April 29th, 2018 - 04:13:12 AM.
This home fits well on an urban infill typical city lot. It has neighborhood-friendly front and back covered porches and features a dramatic two story living room that is overlooked by an upstairs hall and an upstairs studio/bedroom. The main floor plan is wide open and very flexible.The house features a large optional basement rec room with a large terraced window well for great daylighting
Floor plans used to be called “blueprints.” They came in a roll and included all of the details required to build (or change) a home. Today, they still contain “building instructions” in the form of multiple pages of drawings, but most house plan are delivered as digital files and can be viewed on a screen or printed out onto regular paper for review, to get bids, or to submit for permits.
You can see in the drawing below that doors are drawn as thin rectangles and may include an arc to indicate the swing direction. Pocket doors are drawn as thin rectangles that disappear into walls. The increasingly popular sliding or “barn” doors are drawn partially open alongside a wall. Windows are breaks in walls crossed by thin lines showing the glass and the frame. Swinging windows (casements) may show a line or an arc to indicate the direction that the window opens.
Is it wide enough to really use? You need at least a six foot depth for sitting and 8 feet is preferable. For outdoor dining you need even more. Rustic farmhouse plan, includes a useful front veranda and a “Grilling Porch” at the rear off the kitchen. A well designed porch helps a house expand in good weather.
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