Home Plan Detail

Quiet Haven

By: Laura Daley
Laura Daley


Square Footage

Total living area: 1246'
Basement: 2062'
Main Level:816'
Upper Level:430'
Footprint: 34' 0" W x 24' 0" D


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.0
Master suite location: Upper Floor


Levels: 2
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Narrow, Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Compact Footprint
  • Skylights
  • Wood Stove
  • Optional Basement Plan
  • Vaulted Ceilings


Nestled into a hillside with a walkout basement, this house is perfect for a small family or as a vacation home. Add a kitchen in the lower level and it could even serve as a duplex/flat situation for two individuals or couples. Compact and efficient, it's fairly inexpensive to build with its simple rectangular footprint and gable roof. Decks and patios at each level provide ample connection to the outdoors.

The original home was built on a sloped lot, so the entry door is located off of the deck. You enter into a mudroom, with a closet to the right, and a bench to sit down and remove your shoes. A window opening above the bench looks into the kitchen. To the left of the mudroom is an open dining and living room, which features a vaulted ceiling. Windows and a door look out to the exterior deck, and a wood stove sits on a raised hearth. A kitchen island separates the living space from the kitchen, and provides a breakfast bar. A stairwell is located across from the kitchen, and a light well above brings light down to the stairwell and kitchen. Beyond the kitchen are a full bath, a utility/laundry room, and a bedroom.

The upstairs landing is flooded with sunlight from the skylight above. A railing looks down on the living room below. The master bedroom sits under sloped ceilings, and has a walk-in closet, a master bath, and a private outdoor deck. Next to the master bedroom is another bedroom/office, which has a skylight to bring in additional light.

The basement level has a plan, which the original owners were intending to build at a later time. The plan includes a family room, another bedroom, a full bath, a mechanical room, and plenty of other storage space.

Floor Plans