Home Plan Detail

ICF One Story Home

By: Paul Hare, AIA
Hare Architecture


Square Footage

Total living area: 1680'
Basement: 3360'
Main Level:1680'
Footprint: 24' 0" W x 70' 0" D


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Master suite location: Main Floor


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


  • Energy-Efficient
  • Narrow
  • Exterior Courtyard
  • Detached Garage
  • Vaulted Ceiling
  • Optional Basement


The entryway is inset slightly from the front facade. A door on the right opens to a coat closet and the main living area of the house. The ceiling in this open space vaults from 9'6" at the outer walls to 14'6" down the center, where exposed trusses add detail. The living room area features a fireplace at one end that's flanked by an entertainment center and built–in shelving. Long built–in seats are positioned on either side of the room beneath large picture windows.

There's plenty of space between the living room and kitchen for a dining room table. A door on the right opens to the covered patio between the house and the garage. The garage has a 10'–wide door for a full–sized vehicle, and a 6'–wide door for something smaller. The smaller space would make a perfect place for a workshop, and there's a large storage space behind it. If you need a two–car garage, this is a simple modification that your builder can make.

Beyond the dining room table there's a large island that separates the dining area from the kitchen. It has a raised counter for casual dining or serving, a prep sink on top, and a dishwasher below. An opening at the rear of the room leads to the laundry, while a hallway on the right leads past a powder room to the master suite. The ceilings in this area rise from 9'5" at the outer walls to almost 12' in the center.

If you choose to build the lower level, it's designed to have two bedrooms with walk–in closets that share a full bath. There's also an open living area with a built–in bar and an optional gas stove that would be ideal for entertaining. The ceiling on this level is set at a lofty 10'.

Please Note:
This house was designed as an energy–efficient home, with insulated concrete form exterior walls, wood roof trusses with spray insulation, and double–pane glazing. Roof overhangs are designed to minimize solar heat gain in the summer and allow natural day lighting throughout the year.

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