What's Included In
All of our plans are designed by a licensed architect and each plan is designed to meet CABO Building Code or International Building Code at the time and place they were drawn.
The plans for most home designs include
the following elements, but the presentation of these elements may vary
depending on the size and complexity of the home and the style of the
1. Foundation Plan:
include drawings for a standard,
or daylight basement, crawlspace, or slab foundation. All necessary
notations, and dimensions are included. (Foundation options will vary
for each plan. If the home you want does not have the type of foundation
you need, contact Richard Kyle, Architect for customizing options.)
2. Detailed Floor Plans:
show the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms,
framing, doors, windows, stairways, etc.. A floor plan is provided
for each level in the home.
3. Exterior Elevations:
show the front, rear and sides of
the house, including exterior materials, notes, and measurements.
4. Roof Plan:
This birds eye view of the home shows the slope, pitch, ridges, valleys
and location of dormers, gables and other roof elements, including
and skylights. This information may be shown on the elevation sheet
or on a separate diagram. Not included in all plans.
5. Schematic Electrical Layout:
show the suggested locations for fixtures, switches, and outlets.
This information may be shown on the floor plan or on a separate diagram.
6. Wall Section:
shows the components of the house as though it were sliced from the
roof to the foundation. The cross section specify the home's construction,
insulation, flooring and roofing details.
7. General Specifications:
provide general instructions and information regarding structure,
excavating and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry and wood,
thermal and moisture protection, and specifications about drywall,
tile, flooring, glazing, caulking and sealants. This information will
vary on each plan and may not be available on all plans.
Estates of Elegance provides additional information that
you may order, as follows:
is useful if you plan to make changes to the home plan you've chosen.
This set consists of drawings on erasable, reproducible paper for the
purpose of modification. When alterations are complete, working copies
can be made. Up to 10 copies can be made from one set of reproducible.
Contact Richard Kyle, Architect
if more than 10 sets of plans are required. Copyright laws apply. See
(available on all plans) are used
when building the home in reverse of the floor plan. Reversed plans
are available for an additional surcharge. All writing on mirror-reversed
plans are backward. We recommend ordering only one or two sets in addition
to the regular sets.
Compliance with Codes: Depending on where you live, you may
need to modify your plans to comply with local building requirements -
snow loads, energy codes, seismic zones, etc. Estates of Elegance authorizes the use of our plans expressly conditioned upon your
obligation and agreement to strictly comply with all local building
codes, structural requirements, ordinances, regulations, and requirements - including permits and
inspections at the time of construction.
Architectural and Engineering Seals: Many cities and states require an architect or engineer to review and "seal" a plan prior to
construction. There may be a fee for this service. Please contact your
municipal building department, the American Institute of Architects
(AIA), or local chapter of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD).
Building Costs: Building costs vary depending on the style, size,
type of finish materials you choose, and the local rates for labor and
building materials. A local average cost per square foot of construction
can give you a rough estimate. You can call a local contractor, or your
local building association for an estimate of the local cost per square
foot of construction. An accurate cost estimate will require a builder
review the plans you wish to build and the types of materials you wish
Revisions, Modifications and Customizing: Minor changes and
material substitutions can be made by any professional builder without
the need for expensive plan revisions. However, if you will be making
major changes, we strongly recommend that you order a reproducible set
and seek the services of a local architect professional designer, or
contact our Plan
These plans are NOT RETURNABLE! Please double check the plan number
before placing your order.
NOTE: Due to regional variations, local availability of materials,
local codes, methods of installation, and individual preferences, it
is impossible to include much detail on heating, plumbing, and electrical
work on your plans. The duct work, venting, and other details will vary
depending on the type of heating and cooling system (forced air, hot
water, electric) and the type of energy (gas, oil, electricity) that
you use. These details and specifications are easily obtained from your
builder, subcontractor, and/or local suppliers.