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The Hamburg

Plan 1243

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Inviting Contemporary with walled front yard

  • 2507 SqFt
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1 Floor
  • 2 Car Garage

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Main Floor Plan

Home Details

Heated Area

  • Main Floor

    2507 SqFt
  • Total Area

    2507 SqFt

Amenities

  • Bedrooms

    4
  • Full Baths

    3
  • Floors

    1

Dimensions

Structure

  • Roof Framing

    Stick
  • Roof Material

    Metal/Standing Seam Roof
  • Snowload

    25 lb/sf
  • Wall Framing

    2 x 6
  • Main Roof Pitch

    2/12

Garage

  • Garage Bays

    2 Car Garage
  • Garage Area

    515 SqFt
  • Garage Location

    Side
  • Garage Orientation

    Straight-On

Foundations

  • Joisted Crawlspace (default)
  • Post & Beam @ 48" O/C (optional)
  • Slab (paid upgrade)

A Walk Through The Hamburg

Comfortable single-level living with plenty of natural light – that’s what our Hamburg home plan offers. Or, at least, that’s what most people notice on first seeing this contemporary ranch house plan. With the Hamburg our designers combined the best features of both ranch and contemporary styles. Asymmetrical rooflines, as are often found in contemporary floor plans, allow this unique home no fewer than three vaulted bedrooms. And like many ranch home plans, the Hamburg offers single-level living – perfect for age-in-place enthusiasts.

To imagine a walk-through of this beautiful home, let’s begin at the entry courtyard. The Hamburg house plan is wrapped around this built-in outdoor living area, complete with a protective half-wall for privacy. Imagine sipping your coffee here, protected on three sides by walls, enjoying the flora in the built-in planter along one wall. Continuing through the courtyard into the main home, you’ll notice the master suite on your left and the open kitchen/dining/great room straight ahead. We especially love the naturally lit, vaulted great room in the Hamburg. Again, notice the combination of contemporary style (natural light and generous windows) and ranch living (rear-facing communal living spaces, open floor plans). The great room also has built-in bookshelves as well as a display cabinet – perfect for keeping your treasured heirlooms and collectables completely dust-free.

Indeed, you’ll love the built-ins throughout the Hamburg house plan – from the desk in one of the smaller bedrooms to the dresser in the vaulted master bedroom, you’ll find thoughtful design touches throughout this home. Even the utility room has a built-in bench.

To get back to our tour, the hall to the utility room, two bedrooms and a shared bath are found in the left front corner of the design. In the left rear, you’ll find a vaulted two-car garage. Walking back into the great room, you’ll admire the glass-paneled double doors leading to the partially covered back patio. These doors may be completely opened in the summer, meaning the whole rear wall of your home can be removed to let the summer breeze flow through. While you might find this feature in a restaurant, you wouldn’t expect to see it in home plans – more evidence of cutting-edge contemporary design.

Because the Hamburg house plan is distributed in a semi-circle around the front courtyard, the bedrooms are especially quiet and private. The master suite includes two patios, a vaulted bedroom with a walk-in closet and a master bath with two sinks, a walk-in shower and a built-in vanity and exterior planter. Just outside the master suite, you’ll find an extra bedroom that can double as a playroom or office. A half-bath directly across the hall makes a perfect guest bathroom.

With plenty of high windows allowing light to pour in, the Hamburg will allow you to save on energy bills and keep your spirits up all winter long. And you’ll love the exterior treatment for these home plans – stunning natural stone creates a consistent visual element while also allowing for lots of pre-built garden boxes. The Hamburg house plan is thoughtfully designed to provide a single story of comfortable, bright space your whole family will enjoy.

For more details and information, as well as additional images, take a look at these single story home plans.

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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.

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