Main Floor2910 SqFt
Total Area2910 SqFt
Height (to Midpt)16'-9"
Roof MaterialShake/Comp Roof
Wall Framing2 x 6
Main Roof Pitch8/12
Garage Bays3 Car Garage
Garage Area961 SqFt
Combine the best in Craftsman and Ranch style house plans, and you end up with The Westfall. Awarded "2016 Best Ranch House Design", this elegant home boasts a welcoming columned front porch (very Craftsman) as well as a floor plan that lives to the backyard (in true Ranch style). If you’re looking for a comfortable yet breathtaking home where you can entertain guests or just enjoy the view off your own back porch, look no further. Let’s take a tour of this lovely home.
We enter through a gracious covered front porch that has enough space to sit and watch rainstorms . A three bay garage is located off to the right, preserving the façade for welcoming guests. Walking through the front door, we find ourselves in a gorgeous space. The foyer has 11-foot ceilings; stunning wood columns delineate the entrance from the vaulted great room straight ahead. There’s a clear line of sight here through double doors to the back patio. The home’s location is easy to appreciate, thanks to a wall of windows off the great room and dining area. To orient ourselves, the dining area and kitchen are to the right of foyer; the master suite and office are to left. A second bedroom and den or third bedroom is situated beyond the dining area, to the right.
The Westfall’s great room is a beautiful vaulted space, with gorgeous exposed beams. It has a fireplace with built-in bookcases on each side. Huge panes of glass on either side of double doors lead to a back porch; arched multi-pane windows above add even more natural light. An open floor plan (typical of Ranch house plans) combines the great room, kitchen, and dining room into one big “family triangle,” with no walls to cramp the space.
The grand windows continue in the dining room, which has its own vaulted, covered back porch—ideal for outdoor living! The adjacent kitchen has a central island with a double sink, 10’ ceilings, plenty of counter space, and a second sink overlooking the front porch. A pantry closet adds plenty of room for storage.
Next, we turn to a hallway off of kitchen. On our right, we find a front-facing den or third bedroom. It has its own walk-in closet, and a full bath next door. There’s a second bedroom across the hall with another walk-in closet and a private full bath. This second bedroom overlooks the covered back porch. At the end of the hall is a mudroom leading to the garage. This informal entrance has plenty of organizational features, including a cloak closet and a built-in storage bench. There is a sink and workbench along the back wall of the generously sized garage.
Crossing back through the kitchen, dining area, and great room, we enter a hallway to the left of the foyer. To our left, an office overlooking the front yard. Next door: the comfortable utility room, with space for a washer/dryer, and plenty of counter space for crafts. A door leads from the utility room, through to the master walk-in closet; this clever layout will allow the homeowner to grab clean clothes from the dryer without walking through the rest of the home. A second door off the walk-in closet leads to the master bath, which has twin sinks, a huge shower (perfect for aging in place) and a linen closet. The master bedroom next door has its own entrance to the back porch, as well as a built-in media center. Another door connects the master bedroom to the hallway connecting to the foyer.
All in all, the Westfall Ranch house plans are ideal for modern living. Gorgeous vaulted ceilings create gracious living areas, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing at home. Single story living doesn’t get any better than this.
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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.
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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.
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