Main Floor1988 SqFt
Total Area1988 SqFt
Height (to Midpt)16'-1"
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch8/12
Garage Bays2 Car Garage
Garage Area508 SqFt
The charming front entry of this home is tucked under a row of clerestory windows. To the right of the front door, a two-car garage jogs forward of the entry, while to the left, the home’s second bedroom is situated forward as well, creating a protected courtyard feel around the main entry. We should add that the design details across the façade just scream “Craftsman home plans.” For instance, one hallmark of the Craftsman style are exposed rafter tails. The prominent rafter tails on the Meriwether’s exterior, along with the use of natural materials, are right in line with Craftsman ideals. Let’s imagine touring these Craftsman house plans.
Entering the Meriwether, you can’t help but be drawn forward into the great room, a truly stunning space. After depositing your coat in the convenient entryway closet, you’ll step into the Meriwether’s main shared area, a 20-foot by 16-foot room with 11-foot ceilings. There’s so much to admire here: the wall of windows looking out onto the rear patio; the fireplace and built-in entertainment storage area; and the open flow to the kitchen and dining area off to the left.
Wandering past the kitchen island and L-shaped food preparation area, and through the dining room with its built in buffet storage, you’ll discover a small hallway. This leads past a utility room and into the guest room – or perhaps we should say guest suite, as there is an attached bathroom with a full tub. Windows throughout make even the compact sink area and enclosed toilet/tub room feel airy. Wandering back into the small hall, you’ll notice that the utility room leading into the garage has a built-in workbench as well as space for a washer and dryer.
Walking back through the kitchen and dining area, you’ll notice an enclosed pantry just off the kitchen. Clever design here: The recycling bins are built-in, so you won’t have to worry about sticky recyclables clogging up the space.
Traversing the great room, you may consider that the Meriwether must “live quiet,” since the bedrooms are located in separate wings. On the other end of the great room, to the rear of the home, is another short hallway featuring a built-in niche at the end. Double doors to the right lead to the master suite. The vaulted master retreat area has everything you could want, including plenty of natural light, double sinks in the bathroom, a separate room for the toilet and a large walk-in closet. The shower in the master suite is ideal for those looking for an age-in-place or empty nest design.
The second bedroom on this side of the house is located to the left of the great room’s fireplace. Yet again, the designers of the Meriwether have added a diminutive hallway here. This design technique boosts privacy and minimizes sound. This smaller bedroom has its own walk-in closet as well as windows on two sides.
The other room in the home is the study, found between the entryway and the bedroom we just exited. What a cozy place to study – and it won’t be tough to keep this work space neat, as it boasts a built-in computer desk and bookshelves.
With that, we return to the home’s covered front entry. As you begin to imagine your family enjoying this Craftsman-style home, you may smile a little. Whether you have kids or you’re looking for a large enough home for welcoming guests, the Meriwether is a wonderful choice.
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The base code requires that the design of your structure meet certain requirements. The code allows for a couple of ways to meet these requirements. The first method is known as "prescriptive" wall bracing, and is built into the code as prescribed building elements that must be included at specified positions of the building. Prescriptive methods are acceptable as long as the structure's design fits within certain limitations (wall height, window size/location, etc.). The second method is to demonstrate, by engineering analysis, the forces imposed upon the structure, and the design of structural elements to withstand those forces. Whereas the prescriptive method imposes certain limitations on the design of the structure, the engineering analysis of the building allows for greater flexibility in the design, while ensuring it can withstand the actual natural forces the structure will experience.
In almost all cases, Mascord designs will require site specific engineering analysis. This analysis is required to be conducted by a professional, such as a structural engineer, who is licensed by the state in which the structure will be built. The analysis is specific to the exact building site - for this reason, we do not have "pre-engineered" plans that can be built anywhere. An engineer will need to review the plans and provide an engineering analysis report and additional drawings and specifications to go along with your plans for permit submittal. You should allow for additional time and expense to complete this process.
Some regions have additional engineering requirements, such as earthquake-prone areas of California and the Pacific Northwest, or the Gulf, Florida, & Carolina coasts that are frequented by hurricanes. Additional Wind and Seismic engineering drawings are required to accompany your home plans to obtain a building permit in most areas. These additional drawings need to be provided and stamped by a professional licensed in your state. In most cases we have working relationships established with engineers who can help you obtain the necessary drawings cost effectively, or you are welcome to source your own local engineer.
When the design includes retaining walls, these will also require engineering. Although the code provides for some prescriptive basement and concrete/masonry wall designs, these only work in limited situations. The use of site-engineered retaining walls allows for much greater design flexibility and ensures that the walls are designed specifically for the design loads, unique soils, fluid pressures, and drainage characteristics at the building site. It makes little sense to place the most expensive investment a family typically makes onto a foundation that is not designed for the unique characteristics of the land on which it is set.
All Mascord house plans are designed and detailed to conform to The International Residential Code (for orders out of state), or Oregon and Washington local state codes (for orders in those states).
Your area may have also have specific energy codes that have to be followed. Compliance could include filling out forms providing evidence that your construction drawings meet requirements. In many cases the forms are simple and can be filled out by yourself, or with the aid of your General Contractor.
To find out exactly what drawing details you should expect with your Mascord house plans, see "What's included in a Plan Set?"
If you aren’t sure what may be required, contact your building department and ask for a list of all of the items they require to submit for and obtain a building permit.
We typically calculate and provide sizing of beams for a snowload of 25 psf. You may need beams sized to accommodate larger roof loads specific to your region. We are able to help with this; please speak with our sales staff to discuss your options.
Building jurisdictions in several states - including California, New York, New Jersey, Nevada and Illinois - require that your home design is reviewed and your entire set of construction drawings is stamped by a local professional. If you are building in such an area, it is most likely you will need to hire a state licensed structural engineer to analyze the design and provide additional drawings and calculations required by your local building department.
In addition to the construction drawings, you may also need a site plan that shows where the house is going to be located on your chosen property, along with any grading and water management / septic system requirements.