Home Plan Detail

SIPs Solar Home

By: Debra Coleman
Passive Solar Designs


Square Footage

Total living area: 2625'
Basement: 4325'
Main Level:1711'
Upper Level:914'
Footprint: 62' 0" W x 30' 0" D


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


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


  • Passive Solar
  • Study Loft
  • SIPs Construction
  • Screened Porch
  • Energy Efficient
  • Daylight Basement


First Floor
Upon entering the stone floored foyer of this lovely home, you have three separate paths you may follow. One leads upstairs, another leads to the rear of the house, and yet another leads to the dining area and the great room. The great room features a vaulted ceiling that rises to a soaring 24' at the centerline of the house, a large fireplace, a bay window, and a built–in bookcase. A glass door leads to a covered porch with an exposed deck. The well–designed kitchen has a movable island, a peninsula counter for quick meals, and a good–sized pantry. It's next to a sun filled breakfast nook that leads to a screened porch.

The master bedroom suite is located on this lower level. The large walk–in closet provides direct access to the laundry room (which can also be accessed from the foyer), and the bath area includes a private toilet room, and two separate sinks. A rear foyer leads to the optional carport or garage, and is flanked by a half bath and a laundry room that can also function as a mudroom. All of the interior doors on this level are 3' wide to allow access by someone in a wheelchair or a walker.

Second Floor
The entire upstairs is vaulted, rising from 8' at the outer walls to 14'6" at the centerline. The upstairs study nook overlooks the large great room below, and provides access to a large balcony. There are two more bedrooms on this floor that share a full bath, and there's a large walk–in attic storage space off the hallway.

Daylight Basement
The basement has a large entertainment and exercise area that opens to a large covered patio. There's an optional bedroom on this floor (with a full bath) that would also work well as a home office.

Garage Option
The optional detached garage or carport is designed to house 2 cars and a tractor or a workshop.

Floor Plans