House Plans on the Drawing Board – Home Plan #1349

Conceptual Design #1349

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House Plans on the Drawing Board - Plan #1349

House Plans on the Drawing Board is pleased to present this hillside walkout design that was originally derived from the Newcastle Plan #994 and our Conceptual Design #1342.  The bedroom and bathroom have been relocated to the lower level, along with an added family room/theater. The second floor and bonus room have been eliminated, while unfinished space on the lower level provides storage and a place for HVAC. On the main floor, the kitchen features an angled peninsula with bar seating, and the single dining area has high windows, making room for a buffet cabinet. Sun tunnels bring light into interior spaces, and outdoor entertaining is easy with covered and screen porches in the rear.

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17 comments on “House Plans on the Drawing Board – Home Plan #1349

  1. Deirdre on

    This is an excellent empty-nester, young professional house plan. The traffic plan is excellent.
    The only thing I don’t like is the enclosed porches all along the back – no light get’s into the great room this way. I would probably move the screen porch to the right of the dining room and make the back porch a deck instead. I live in the north and the sun is very important!
    The basement is a good basic layout with lots of space to modify into a home theatre, gym, etc. as desired.

  2. Margie Williamson on

    We’ve been studying DAG plans, trying to find the right plan for a steep mountain lot with a view. This comes the closest of anything we’ve found. Love the main staircase downstairs. Would want to move the screen porch off side of the dining area, and add decking off MBR with french doors and across back. The biggest issues we’re facing with our lot is no room for garage, and we want the great room to have unobstructed 180 views. Any way to bring the great room outside wall flush with the MBR to maximize the view and the light? Building in late spring 2016? Will it possibly be ready?

    • Echo on

      Hi Margie,
      This plan is still just a conceptual design and has not been selected for completion. You may consider requesting modifications on The Mahoney #1342. Modifications can be completed in about 4-6 weeks and you can get a quote before purchasing the plan. If you would like to order design #1349 contact us at 1-800-388-7580.

  3. Debra Dunbar on

    AH – There’s my basement plan! Love that you’re putting the Dining area on the back of the house! AND with a screen porch off the kitchen for dining. And love the way the master closets are designed to give both his and hers closet ample space…..clever! I prefer a “hidden” staircase to the basement rather than the prominent spot it takes in this plan. I also prefer the garage, mudroom, etc. be closer to the kitchen for groceries, etc.

  4. Heidi on

    Would love to see the deck extend all the along the back of the house with French doors from the master bedroom leading out to the deck. Also agree w/previous post about the possibility of skylights in the great room.

    • Echo on

      Hello Katy,
      This design is still in a conceptual stage and has not been selected for completion at this point. We post our conceptual plans to get feedback from customers and if a plan is popular then we will add it to our designs in progress. If you would like more information on this process please email us at [email protected] or call 1-800-388-7580.

  5. Barbara Engel on

    Love this design. Suggest the windows in the kitchen be removed from either side of stove and sky lights be added so more cabinets can be installed.
    Also would like to see sky lights in the Great Room since the covered porch will limit the light.

    Do not like the fact that the toilet closet in Master bath does not have a window.

    We are retired and looking to downsize with one floor living but still have bedrooms for family visits. We also needed a hillside walkout and this house fits the bill. Would probably like even a little smaller footprint.

    Please let me know when plan is available.

  6. Amber Fuller on

    I like this plan! Great to see the modified updates to the Peyton, my current favorite DAG plan below 3000 sf. Love that you kept the fantastic kitchen and SINGLE LARGE dining room but improved the location of the Master! The added half bath is a good addition and the walk-thru laundry room with convenient access to all bedrooms is GENIUS. Maximized what could have been wasted hall space!

    The change I’d like to see is additional square footage in the great room. Traffic flow and door swing along the porch wall and the space needed for stools at the breakfast bar make the room live smaller than it measures. Adding 3 feet to the overall width of the home would allow for a larger study perhaps or, better yet, convert the half bath into a 3/4 (or full) bath with a shower for overnight guests. Eliminates multiple door issues off secondary bedrooms too. THAT WOULD BE IDEAL!!!

    Maybe other fans are looking for a 4 BR/4 BA plan with a single dining space under 3000 sf (similar to the popular Birchwood)!

  7. Amber Fuller on

    Love your work. Please consider that the kitchen is too far from the garage. The heart of the home is too far for carrying groceries etc. The one dining area however is a great way to save space. Also a closet or mud room near the garage entry is a must for me. A pantry off the kitchen is another economical idea. Lots of storage without the cabinet and countertop cost.
    Any plans with a 90 degree turn for the open staircase?
    I haven’t found my perfect Craftsman influenced plan yet.


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