Farwell 896 & 1126
1 BR, Split Bath
Living room looking toward kitchen
Highlighting the extra south-facing glazing to maximize passive solar heat gain in winter
1 BR, Split Bath
Originally designed as an age-in-place cottage for one, the Farwell 896 has turned out to be one of our favorite plans. It's got everything needed for comfortable living: including an efficient eat-in kitchen, a modern office nook, a split bath that's convenient to the bedroom and for guests, and outdoor spaces for entertaining. Add a 230 square foot bonus room in the attic and the Farwell 1126 gains tremendous flexibility as well as an entirely different look due to the steeper roof pitch.
About the plan
Convenient living on one level with many options including a 2nd floor bonus room, garage, open/enclosed porches, and patios. The house is shown with a conventional gable or hip roof at 5:12 roof pitch, and a steeper 10:12 roof pitch with optional dormers for the attic option. Alternately, you might consider implementing a low-slope green roof for maximum energy efficiency and dramatic vaulted rooms inside. The site orientation works well with the street on either the south side or the west side (east if mirroring the footprint). The one-floor plan is 896 sq.ft, which increases to 1,126 sq.ft. with the second floor bonus room, which is accessed via a space-saving alternating tread staircase. The Flyer and Study Plans include information for both versions. Separate Construction Plans are required for the two versions, which require very different attic and roof structures.
Big Picture Information
If you’ve found the flyer compelling, the next step is to get serious about building the house. Our Study Plans consist of detailed drawings that let you discuss your project with a builder and begin to work up semi-realistic costs. For more info, click here:
Whether you’re building a code-compliant plan or chose to add our Enhanced Efficiency details to create a high-performance home, you will start by reaching out via the contact page so we can work up a proposal. We’ve found that selling stock plans and leaving you trying to figure out how to get them built is not a good experience. We know there will need to be changes based on local building requirements, and you probably want to tweak things a bit yourself. For a more detailed explanation for why we only provide custom plans, click here:
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