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The gourmet kitchen boasts a large raised bar top with an expansive seating area. The kitchen/great room is open to allow for entertaining and large family gatherings .
One of the most cost effective ways to make a space feel bigger is to add a foot to the standard wall height. Not only is this nine foot ceiling cost effective to build, but it also saves energy compared to vaulted ceilings.
Stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, built in wine fridge, luxury vinyl plank floors throughout - things you're not used to seeing in an affordable home come standard for you to enjoy, day one!
The Open Book Build House has been designed for a large, open attic storage area. The roof trusses are built with an open center including a steep roof pitch for head clearance. This allows for 580 square feet of storage in the attic, equivalent to the floor space in a 2.5 car garage. And with two gable windows, there is plenty of natural light to find what you're looking for.
In addition, the lower level was designed for easy access for outdoor gear. The rear exterior door opens up directly in front of the lower level stairs. And we've strategically designed the stairs with a straight run and plenty of room at the bottom for maneuvering large items like kayaks, bicycles or paddleboards.
The master suite has a walk in closet which creates plenty of room for custom storage solutions.
The extra deep garage, at over 24', will accommodate most full size trucks and
And did we mention the two kitchen pantries for your Costco runs?
And Front porch package delivery locker!
It's one thing to create a home that is efficient to build. It's another thing to create a home that is efficient to maintain. Here are a few of the design elements that help lower this home's operating costs.
It's easy and affordable to dramatically increase the square footage of this home when you are ready. We've designed the lower level to allow for future finished space, increasing the home's size from a 2 bedroom/2 bath, up to a 4 bedroom/3 bath (finished basement plan adds 615 sq. ft.). But forget about that dark, musty basement your parents had. We've added the most important elements to make a basement not feel like a basement. Including:
Because the initial home construction includes these crucial elements, a savvy do-it-yourselfer could finish the lower level in the future for as little as $15 per square foot, which is 80% less than the typical new home cost per square foot. See larger floor plan below.
This house design was inspired by the surf cottages in Hawaii where the surf culture lives and breathes on chic simplicity and minimalism. Minimalism not for the pure sake of it, but minimalism to free up resources to pursue big dreams...whether that dream is to catch a giant wave or to launch a business startup that will change the world.
The Open Book Build House was created to maximize use of space while including higher end design elements to inspire it's owners. While an 1119 square foot main floor may sound small, the space lives large with great design, high quality finishes, and a modern open floor plan. Lots of glass and high ceilings really help make this home feel big. The open concept kitchen to family room floor plan is designed for modern day living and family gatherings.
And in a world of online shopping and constant deliveries, we've included a BUILT-IN PACKAGE DELIVERY LOCKER, right at your front door.
Perfect for narrow lots, the Open Book Build house plan is 42 feet wide and 47 feet deep.
Value engineering is all about creating building efficiency by carefully thinking through all the details. Here are just a few of these details that allow us to build this home for such a great price...
This house plan was designed to make it easier to build. Forget about complicated roof angles, jogs in walls, or multi-step siding applications. Great for anyone thinking of taking on the General Contractor role themselves. We've put the time and effort into taking the complexity out of this home whenever possible. Here are a few of the steps we've taken to make this an easier build.
All of these items help limit the number of vendors needed, speed up build times, and decrease the overall onsite management time required.
Plus, we've made it easier than ever to be your own General Contractor by offering the Open Book Build Kit and Online Course!
Is it really possible to make a home easier to build? Absolutely. Here we discuss a few design choices we made in the house plan that help speed up build times and decrease onsite management time.
We've built-in a package delivery locker to the front wall of the house on the porch. A smart lock will tell you when your package arrives and if the delivery driver forgets to lock it, you can lock the door remotely with your phone app. And the best part is, the delivery person doesn't have access to your home.
This electronic format allows the purchaser to print as many copies of the house plans as needed & comes with a license to build the home one time. It's perfect for emailing to subcontractors requesting bids and to view on a phone at the job site.
This electronic format is best for those looking to make changes to the house plans and comes with a one time use license. This DWG file requires a CAD program to be opened by a designer. Also comes with PDF version for easy initial viewing.
For professionals that are looking for a proven, ready to build house plan with much of the upfront work already completed, we are offering a special multi-use license. Building a new house plan can be time consuming: estimating materials, creating a budget, building the bid packages...it all takes time. Our detailed package cuts your upfront work in half. In addition, we can provide a full suite of marketing materials to help you sell the home. Please use the "Contact Us" form below to request additional information.
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