This floor plan is extremely energy-efficient space-efficient and one of our best open great room designs. People that visit this home cannot believe it’s only 1611 square feet.
This solar home plan has great separation of sleeping and study areas without the requirement of wasted hall space. The foyer has a 12’ high arched ceiling that flows through the true great room. The great room and den features 10’ ceilings with large high windows for passive solar gain. The rear patio is covered as is the entry porch for outdoor cooking dining or just sitting and enjoying the landscape.
Plan comes with optional upper bonus room radiant floor heating and energy recovery ventilation design. Our 102-page Conservation Guide also included will teach you the latest in building science and cost-effective energy-saving features.
Enter this great passive solar home through the covered porch. The high-arched ceiling of the foyer runs through the great room separating the dining area and conversation areas to the rear covered patio.
There is great separation of sleeping areas for privacy. The plan is designed for an east or west view if reversed.
Check out the large commanding kitchen and the true utility room. With its bonus room built into the truss roof over the garage this single level home uses space efficiently and openly.
This plan also comes with a two-zone radiant floor heating tube layout. Our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and proven cost-effective energy-saving features that you may incorporate in the construction of your new home is also included.
Combine comfortable year-round living and instant mobility. This home includes a radiant floor heated recreational vehicle garage – an extension of the home.
Enter this passive-solar home under a barrel-vault foyer that flows into the great room. Notice the high ceilings fireplace entertainment center indirect lighting and arch accents. A great space to gather the family.
The plan includes a 3-zone radiant floor heating-tube layout. Our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and proven cost-effective energy-saving features that you may incorporate in the construction of your new home is also included.
Style: Contemporary – 1 Story
This passive-solar home was designed for comfort and convenience. The home requires no steps on a flat lot. The entry presents a barrel vault running the full length of the ceiling. The solarium wraps around the living room master suite and nook accentuating the gas fireplace at the far end of the living room area
The open design between sleeping areas creates a very spacious feeling. Featured are indirect and recessed lighting throughout the home. The covered patio enhances the outdoor living area. This is a very elegant and comfortable energy-efficient home.
The plans include a radiant floor heating tube layout and our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and cost-effective energy-saving features.
Style: Rustic Contemporary
This passive-solar home was designed for a West view of the mountains. The garage was elevated five steps to reduce the amount of steps to the upper floor living area. The lower level was designed for a home office or future parent’s apartment. The solarium spans both upper and lower levels and incorporates an impressive entry. The upper level is a very open plan including a media room loft. A sleeping loft is also located in this plan.
The shop is 31’ deep with 11’ ceilings to accept that motor home or boat. The barrel vault ceiling radius walls and open floor plan with different levels gives this home a very comfortable environment.
The plan includes a radiant floor heating tube layout on all floor levels. Sunterra’s 102-page Conservation Guide is also included with your plans to help you make educated decisions in building science and energy-saving features to apply to your home.
Style: Modern Contemporary – 2 Story
The entry presents a great room with 17’ high ceilings. The south wall glass is two stories high. The upper windows solar gain is controlled by a 3’ roof overhang. The lower set of windows has shades that close from the bottom to top.
The propane fireplace warms the great room and family room. The stairs balcony and loft look over the lower level providing a very dramatic open design. The lower level has everything for the owner’s and the upper level welcomes the guests. There is even a bonus room over the garage for what ever you desire.
This excellent passive-solar home was built with all the cost-effective energy-saving features including a water-to-water heat pump extracting heat from the well water airtight foam insulation construction with an energy recovery ventilator and more.
Plans include a radiant floor heating design for both levels. Our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and cost-effective energy-saving features.
Style: Contemporary – 2 Story
This passive-solar home greets you through a covered porch into a spacious two-story entry. A 14’ high barreled vault runs from the entry to the covered patio. To one side are 12’ high ceilings over great room and study to the other side are 10’ ceilings over the kitchen and dining area.
The main-floor master suite accesses the rear patio area. The master bath is set up nicely with its separate toilet shower area and luxury bath.
Check out the good separation of area functions in this home with its five sleeping areas. This home could be a great bed and breakfast.
The home was built with a 4-zone radiant floor heating /cooling system on the lower level and a forced-air fan-coil heating/cooling system for the upper level with energy recovery ventilation.
Dimensions and Specifications
Level 1 1996 SF
Level 2 965 SF
Total Heated Space 2961 SF
Garage 1268 SF
Porch and Patio 302 SF
Dimension N/S 84'
Dimension E/W 58'
Site: Flat or modest slope
Client Needs: Five bedrooms (a room each for four teenagers) 3.5 bathrooms den family room and sewing room. Plus all the energy efficiency they could get as the husband works for the local electric utility company.
Style: Two stories with master bedroom down
Passive Solar Design
Study 11’ x 11’
Guest Bedroom 13’ x 11’
Sewing and Utility Room 13’ x 10’
Kitchen 16’ x 14’
Living Room 25’ x 18’
Dining Room 14’ x 11’
Master Bedroom Suite 17’ x 13’
Garage 28’ x 26’
All Upstairs Bedrooms 12’ x 10’
All Purpose Room 22’ x 14’
Our homeowner for this plan a vivacious single lady who moved from Florida with a plan she liked asked us to adapt it to our cold climate and make it an energy-efficient Sunterra home.
As you enter from the covered porch you see an arched ceiling termination to indirect lighting past the living area. This home has 10’ ceilings above the living and kitchen area coffered ceiling over the dining room area and 9’ ceilings for the other rooms. Notice the open floor design with radius wall giving a very large feel to this home.
The large master bath has a soaking tub and glass-block walk-in shower.
The lower level has lots of room for family and guests with its recreation room two guest bedrooms two bath rooms wet bar and patio area.