Home Plan Detail

Hilltop View

By: Bruce Millard
Studio of Sustainable Design


Square Footage

Total living area: 2776'
Basement: 0'
Main Level:1917'
Lower Level:859'
Footprint: 76' 6" W x 60' 0" D


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Master suite location: Main Floor


Levels: 1
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 2
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Sloping


  • Den
  • Energy Efficient
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • Rastra ICF Walls
  • Fireplace
  • Abundant Glazing


Originally built on a hilltop near a lake, this unique home was designed to have spectacular views to the rear. The modest front of the house gives no indication of what a dramatic and interesting home this is. However, from the lake, this house looks like no other we've seen.

Upon entering the foyer from the covered entryway, you have a choice of turning either left or right. Moving to your left you pass a door leading to the powder room, the laundry room, and the breezeway connecting the house to the garage. The living, dining, and kitchen areas are located in one open space. The ceiling here vaults to a dramatic 13' down the center of the room. Windows are cleverly angled to create maximum views, as well as more intimate spaces for eating and lounging. There is a centrally located fireplace in this area of the house, and a door at the rear leads to a small terrace.

Moving to your right from the foyer, a hallway leads you past sliding glazed doors leading to a large deck on your way to the master bedroom and a den. Angled ceilings in both rooms rise to 11'6".

The lower level includes another bedroom and a guest room that share a full bath. Both look out to a small garden and the lake, while the guest room also looks out to a patio.

Construction Info
This home was originally constructed from Rastra recycled foam insulated concrete forms (ICFs), and was finished with bamboo flooring and healthy interior finishes, making it not only energy efficient, but healthy as well.

Although this home was designed with ICF wall construction, it can be changed to standard stud construction by your builder or design professional. Be sure to confirm this with your builder prior to purchasing the plans.

Floor Plans