Our plan library
features thousands of plans. We have talented designers, working
with a client representative (standing in for the future builder)
able to take your ideas and budget, choose a plan, modify a plan,
take elements of several plans or a "look" or "line"
and create plans for you, your building department and your builder.
We start with the planet (NSEW) for view, sun and driveway access,
consider lower level, yes or no, for garage, yes or no before
we determine a diameter dome. When 2-2,500 square feet of living
is desired, a 35' dome on a full lower level, often on
not necessarily in the ground works better for having
both public (open) and private zones, central heat/air and overall
price than a 39', 45' or 50' dome. Any foundation type works.
usually want a kit cost thinking it will tell them something about
a ballpark cost without getting first, complimentary, a sketch of
a plan that might work for them, on their land. We suggest
you ask locally, what the per square foot is for the home only,
not land, of a home you like in your area and figure the dome is
$20 or $10 or $5 a square foot less (based on foundation type that
impacts HVAC) than what you are comparing in your area. Considerations
about contributed labor and upgrades in finishes beyond carpet and
vinyl on the floor, laminate on the countertops and standard plumbing
and electric will give us a per square foot you can use as
a planning number for a budget.
current 60-page plan book, part of the $15 catalog package,
was reworked summer of 02 and includes plans formerly on our site.
Below are evolved or newer plans. You can download and edit with
just about any drawing program, however a ten minute guided conversation
(at my phone expense) gives us the information to present a sketch
(N/C) for your review. We then take verbal feedback and modify the
sketch, often, several times. Your sketch and a budget proceed authorizing
a design agreement for plans (permit/building/bids). Plans come
before talking to a builder, bank and planning department
about your project.
35-15 is based on
that was improved for
series has over 400 sq. ft. of garage in the lower level with room
for a small bedroom, bath/laundry and hobby space. This newer idea
uses a 400 sq. ft. garage for more spacious recreation room. The
main and loft, w/without a PVR have one to three bedroom options,
main bath w/without powder room, sometimes even the laundry next
to the kitchen. The 35' dome is as much as 2,453 sq.
ft. including a garage of from 250-403 sq. ft. With no lower level
a guest/vacation home can be as little as 946 sq. ft. Newer version,
Carter has evolved to Kegel. The dome kit for Kegel is $30,751.
II 39-15 is a variation of Douglas in PLC. Great spaces
for living on one floor although the loft accommodates children/guests
and lower level has two car garage and workshop/craft/rec spaces.
Private/public zones for living/sleeping. Evolution in this plan,
eliminating the complex extension, gives MAPLE without lower level
or similar with lower level, Plaster being built now, and Minnis,
main on slab. The dome kit for Minnis is $32,631. We can do
the PWF slab edge.
39-15 is a revisit to the dramatic idea featured in the
45' BH&G plan. Less loft and open great room with 10' of windows/doors
on four sides, still has central water wall even though a simple
"radial" plans. A two-car garage on lower level is possible
from four directions. Many options in 1,557-2,745 sq. ft. range.
Kit for M. Smith in Japan, with two PVR's and extensions is $33,468.
39-15 - With full lower level gets to be 3,000
square feet with extra space where it can be enjoyed. This version
has main bedroom on main and another in the loft with a cupola loft
as well. A small garage suits this family's ATV's although a two-car
garage is possible on the long wall under the back door or under
the front entry. A fun variation is "Vacation Villa" for
an extended family at the beach with small sleeping rooms for kids
and parents and public spaces for the kids in the lower level and
family off the kitchen in great room on the main level.
39-15 Designed for a gourmet chef who entertains. As always,
the loft and lower level easily accommodate other bedrooms/bath
and discretionary space, including a 450 sq. ft. garage. This idea
also works in a 45' dome, currently proposed for Breathwaite, 45'2'
45-02 A popular plan with several versions in a 50' dome,
see Sherman in PLC, works for a serious gardener in the 45' size.
Planned for a working connection to a two/three-car garage. A fireplace
or wood stove can be located in two other exterior or two interior
positions. Clean up of wood and viewing fire determines placement
unlike a rectilinear home without the continuous airflow enjoyed
in a dome. Sherman built version of this past year and it is spectacular!
50'0 kit $49,272.
45-02 Elements of the family friendly Tackett and functional
yet dramatic, Leonardi in PLC were improved to give greater living
room depth along with a possible cupola and main bedroom on the
main level. The other large bedroom is planned for a home theatre.
45-13 Another popular series, see Henry in PLC, this version
shows the main bedroom on the main floor with extra bedrooms/study
in the loft. Consider that 45' on full lower level with PVR gets
to be 4,200 sq. ft.
45-12 Great room with wide vistas, open to cupola above
with kitchen as "heart of the home" features only a small
storage loft and utilizes the lower level for garage, extra bedroom
and media room. This idea works in a 39' and 35'.
50-13 Generous spaces yet simple plan features a social/work
island, always popular. Two bedrooms and a bath in loft, lower generous
2-car garage, laundry, large pantry and discretionary space for
recreation or home business.
50-12 Based on much admired Serl in PLC with formal dining
and a sunroom for casual gatherings plus main bedroom on the main
floor. The loft has two bedrooms, a study or library and access
to the cupola loft. The lower level has garage/shop and recreational
space. This is based on the plan we used in Veneta and what Stowers
is building in Austin, Texas.
recommendation is to first think lower level (best value), yes or
no, for garage yes or no then the size of dome. When you start
with a 45' or 50' plan you like, then decide to utilize the lower
level and end up with a 4-5,000 sq. ft. at $100 a square foot, you
could be planning too much home to build and maintain.
us to order our catalog package and enjoy the story of our
plans. Often when you describe your land and room desires, a new
plan is born. Dutton is putting a much loved 39' Silvie in a 35',
now we have gone Full Circle, call us!