Note: Customer to select all material finishes, equipment & appliance specifications.
Berkshire Cottage - House Plan
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This stunning cottage plan is perfect for those looking to build a weekend getaway, AirBnB cabin or in-law cottage on their land.
A huge front porch lined with French doors invites you as you step inside the kitchen on the left side of the home. The modern L-shaped kitchen features an efficient layout, wots of windows for natural light, a pantry and a door out to the rear porch for grilling or enjoying a picnic with the view!
Next, the light-filled living room features three sets of French doors that open and extend the living area to the front porch on mild days, as well as a fireplace for enjoying cozy nights. There is also a half bathroom and optional basement stair access (which can be a closet or open stair is built on a slab or crawl-space). The living room is designed to accommodate two separate seating areas. At the right end of the room, a cased opening sections off the library or study with stunning vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, built-in bookshelves framing the windows and a cozy sit-in bay window.
Heading upstairs. The jaw dropping bed suite enjoys tons of natural light from the dormered casement windows looking to the front and rear of the property. Flanking either side of the bedroom is the luxurious bathroom and his/her walk-in closets featuring tons of storage space.
Full Construction Specs
Building Code: IRC
Exterior Framing: 2x6
Roof Framing: Stick or Truss
Note: We recommend that all plans get reviewed by a structural engineer to optimize this house plan for your local design conditions (site topography, soil conditions, snow loads, wind loads, & seismic loads).
PDF & CAD electronic copies of plans are emailed within 2 business days. If selected, Full-size printed copies of plans are printed and shipped once you sign-off on the PDF and take 2-3 business days to arrive.
The list below includes everything you need to hand off to your builder to get started:
House Plans (24" x 36" Sheets):
➣Cover Sheet & General Notes ➣Foundation Plan (as selected) ➣Foundation Sections & Details
➣Reflected Ceiling Plan(s)
➣Finish Plan(s) & Interior Elevations
➣Exterior Elevations (all sides)
➣Building Cross Sections
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How do the Foundation Options Work?
All of our plans come with a slab or crawlspace option. Most of our plans also come with a basement option, but that option is sometimes not available when there is no interior staircase.
For basement plans, the staircase access is typically under the main stair as shown on the floorplan. The basement plan is delivered as a blank slate in the same footprint as the conditioned first floor. We can help you layout a custom basement floor plan using our flat rate customization service.
For a slab or crawlspace foundation, the area under the main stair area is typically delivered as a closet.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
Are these house plans to code & permit ready?
We design all of our plans to the current year release of the International Residential Code (IRC) which is the most widely adopted code.
However building code is administered at the local jurisdiction (there are estimated to be more than 20,000 jurisdictions in the US!).So there may be some subtle variations that need require edits. We pride ourselves on our very detailed plans, and are constantly updating our house plans to ensure that they meet even the most stringent permit requirements.
Locations may require local site-specific structural engineering or a locally licensed architect to review and stamp plans. We always recommend hiring a structural engineer because optimizing your plan to the local site conditions can actually be a time and money saver.
Can I get a printed set of plans?
Yes, you can add any number of printed plansets in the cart page for $40/ea.
Alternatively, plans can be easily printed at your local large format printing store (Fedex, UPS Store, etc) for about $50-70/copy.
How are these plans guaranteed?
If the plan you purchased does not work out for any reason, we will exchange for a different plan for free. (limit one use per customer).
Because we design 100% of our house plans in-house, we are the only house plan design company that offers the benefit of a price guarantee!
Can I purchase the plans now and pay for Modifications, CAD files or Prints later?
Yes, no problem. You can always add any of our additional services after the fact and we will make sure it gets to you.
What is the finished area and unfinished area?
The finished area is shaded blue/gray on the plans and the unfinished area is beige.
The finished area always includes all enclosed living spaces, except for bonus rooms or attics.
The unfinished area includes, garages, porches, attics and bonus rooms.
If selected, basement square footage is not included in the finished area.
Can I change the materials?
The exterior and interior materials shown are just one possible option you can choose. In our construction drawings, the material is always annotated 'as specified by owner' so you are not locked into a specific material or pattern.
All materials are up to you, the owner, to pick out and specify to your contractor.
What size are the beds?
The beds shown are almost always a queen sized bed. In general, we size all primary bedrooms to fit a king sized bed and all secondary bedroomsto fit at least a queen.
Occasionally, when we put 2 beds in the same room they are double sized beds.