3D View 1 winterDesigned for a city lot this home looks out over the back yard. Featuring large living room and a family room in the basement, this home was designed to provide plenty of room for a young family.

Buy this Home Plan and receive a
Free Customization Package (valued at $625)

Email angie@suncatchersolar.com to arrange for your free customization.

Construction Drawings:  $995.00

DRAWINGS INCLUDE:

  • 3D view
  • construction details
  • foundation plan
  • elevations and sections
  • window & door schedule

We would be happy to customize the plan for you – please contact us for pricing.

You will need to submit your own site plan and any local engineering requirements for your building permit.  Copyright for the plans belongs to Suncatcher Solar Ltd.

Study Set:  $29.95

Buy a Study Set to see plan details, such as elevations, floor plans and room sizes – without the cost of a full construction set.  You can plan changes you would like to make, prepare preliminary construction estimates and see how the plan will fit your building site.   When you buy the study set you will receive a coupon that you can use as credit against the purchase of the construction drawings.

Plan Description

Bedrooms:  4
Bathrooms: 3
Total Square Footage:  1412
Garage:  attached single garage with workshop

The Interior

The main floor features a large living and dining area with an optional fireplace on the east wall and french door to backyard deck.  A U-shaped kitchen has a spacious island and walk-in pantry.  There is also room for a small office.  The attached single car garage extends 32 feet along the entire north side of the house, providing ample workshop area.

The upper floor has three bedrooms and a large bathroom with corner tub and oversized shower.  The bay window on the south wall includes a cozy sitting area.

A cold room adds a sustainable feature to the basement, which also includes a spare bedroom, family room and bathroom.

Active Solar Components and Heating System

The upper roof of the Gardenview home is designed with adequate space for solar photovoltaic panels and optional solar hot water collectors.  The original design includes a 2.3 kW solar power system, expandable to 4.6 kW.

Radiant in floor heating on all levels of the home supplements the passive solar heating.   The attached garage also includes in floor piping, but the temperature is kept considerably cooler than the house.

Green Elements

This plan features passive solar and energy efficient design that provides free solar heating in the cold season and protects from overheating in the summer.  Green design elements include:

  • Appropriate window ratios for south, east, west and north walls for natural light and heat in the winter months
  • Suitably sized overhangs, balconies or awnings on the south, east and west sides to keep the house cool in the summer
  • Design allows for many insulation and radiant barrier options
  • Adequate roof space for active solar components
  • With appropriate construction methods, this design has the potential to qualify for various energy efficient standards such as Energy Star.

Price includes:

  • 3D views, showing summer and winter solstice
  • construction details
  • foundation plan
  • elevations and sections
  • window & door schedule

Plans are available by email in PDF format, upon purchase.

We can make custom changes to the plan – please contact us for pricing.

You will need to submit your own site plan and any local engineering requirements for your building permit.

Copyright for the plans belongs to Suncatcher Solar Homes Ltd.Gardenview Main Floor

Gardenview Upper Floor

Gardenview Solar Home Basement

Gardenview Main Floor

Gardenview Main Floor

Gardenview Upper Floor

Gardenview Solar Home Upper Floor

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