Home Plan Detail

Hipped Roof Atrium

By: Debra Coleman
Passive Solar Designs


Square Footage

Total living area: 2937'
Basement: 4603'
Main Level:2440'
Loft Level:497'
Footprint: 60' 0" W x 52' 0" D


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Master suite location: Main Floor


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


  • Passive Solar
  • Large Porch
  • 2 Bed Basement
  • Unique & Elegant
  • Spiral Stairs
  • Solarium
  • Library Loft


First Floor
The front porch runs the length of the house, widening to a 12' depth on either end. The foyer opens to a parlor/study that can function as a formal dining room, and to an optional spiral staircase that would lead to the loft, should you choose to build it. Double doors bring you to the kitchen and the dining area, which are separated by a breakfast bar. The kitchen is located in the very center of the home, and the atrium above it brings in lots of natural light. A large walk–in pantry is nearby, and next to it is a half bath for guests. The great room has a fireplace in one corner, and both it and the dining area have vaulted ceilings that rise to 16'.

Along with the long front porch, there's also a covered porch and a screened porch in the rear of the house, and a 2–story solarium on the side, making this a great home for those who love to be outdoors and next to nature.

The elegant master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, and it includes a fireplace as well as a very large walk–in closet and a dressing area. The master bath features both a tub and a large shower, separate sinks (one with a vanity), and a private toilet. Double doors in the bedroom lead to the covered porch and screened porch beyond it.

Two additional bedrooms (one of which could be a study or home office) are located at the front of the house, and they share a full bath. Bedroom 2 also has a large walk–in closet. The laundry room is located on this floor as well.

Second Floor Loft Option
The loft features a library area and a bath of its own, and it overlooks the main area of the house.

Daylight Basement
The basement has two additional bedrooms that share a full bath, a family room, and a solarium (which would be full of sunlight from above).

The plans include a two–car garage, with a large workshop at one end that is large enough for a third vehicle. It is designed to match the main house, and can either be detached, or attached to the left side of the house (as you face it). This would require the laundry room windows to be removed.

Modification Idea
For a simple home, eliminate the loft (but keep the atrium), and the basement. Without the basement, the sunroom would then be on the first floor.

Floor Plans