Home Plan Detail

Magical Morning Room

By: Debra Coleman
Passive Solar Designs


Square Footage

Total living area: 3167'
Basement: 4659'
Main Level:2183'
Upper Level:984'
Footprint: 72' 0" W x 36' 0" D


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


Levels: 2
Parking: Garage
Number of car stalls: 3
Modifiable to:
Crawlspace, Pier, Slab
Lot type(s): Sloping
Modifiable to:
All others


  • Passive Solar
  • Game Room
  • Morning Room
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Upper Loft


This house can be easily modified to include a full in–law unit on the main floor. If this is of interest to you, please read the section near the end of this Description titled In–Law Unit. It can also be a passive solar house if it faces south.

First Floor
The foyer off the front porch brings you right into the main living spaces of the home. The spacious kitchen – the hub of most homes – enjoys the same views the living and dining areas have, and is separated from the dining area by a counter with a breakfast bar. It features an optional central island, and is next to a room that functions as both a pantry and a laundry room. Next to it is a family entry that leads to the detached garage.

The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling – rising from 9' at the exterior wall to 22' – and double doors leading to both a porch (which also has a vaulted ceiling) and an open deck. The master bath has a large walk–in closet, a private toilet, two sinks, and room for both a tub and a shower. A second bedroom on this floor, and its attached full bath (which also serves as the guest bath), are wheelchair–friendly (indicated by the dotted circles on the floor plans). The morning room across from it is sure to be a popular spot during the day.

The great room and dining area have vaulted ceilings (also to 22') with exposed beams, and the double French doors in the great room lead to the porch and an open deck beyond it.

Second Floor
The approach to the second floor is delightful as you ascend the curving stairs. The central game room overlooks the first floor living area, and it has views at both ends through large dormers. The third bedroom has a sunny morning window nook and a full bath nearby, which can be shared by guests staying in the study or sleeping nook. The ample spaces on the second floor that are tucked into the numerous eaves will make storage a breeze.

Daylight Basement
The central stairs also lead down to a large entertainment room with its own kitchenette in the daylight basement. There are at least two more bedrooms on this floor that share a full bath, and a possible sixth bedroom could be used as a home office that can be entered through the outside patio. A large storage space and a mechanical room are located on this floor as well.

The extra large garage has room for 3 vehicles and a workshop. It was designed to be detached, and thus can be located where it works best on your property. The attic storage space above it can be accessed by pull–down stairs.

Construction Info
The basement was designed for ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) walls, while the remainder of the house was designed for SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels). If you plan to change the walls to a different type of construction, like 2x4 or 2x6 stud walls, we recommend that you purchase the plans in CAD format.

In–Law Unit
Use the morning room, bedroom 2, and bath 2 as an in–law suite by simply adding a door between the bedroom and the morning room!

Floor Plans