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The Menalto II

Plan ID: B401

The Basics: 2188 Square feet | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bath | 1 Garage stalls |2 Levels

Plan cost: Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this plan.

Project Description

This home is casually evocative. Its relaxed, open layout, blending interior spaces with outdoor living, belies a strong geometry that is unequivocally contemporary. With uniquely individual spaces, precise detailing, and interior views ever refreshed and redefined by the shifting angles and colors of natural light, this home designed for a standard suburban lot is anything but standard suburban. Though modern in detailing, no cold philosophy undermines the emphasis on a human-scaled, warmly organic home. This is contemporary design with a whimsical yet precise touch.

This home may be either built new, or as an addition to plan A401. In municipalities that regulate height limits and daylight planes, this home is ideally suited, due to its stepped back second floor and low-angled roof line.

  • Dramatic contemporary design within modest footprint
  • Warm, organic minimalism: Wood & other natural materials used within cutting-edge aesthetic
  • Relaxed indoor/outdoor flow, upstairs and down, daylighted throughout
  • Corner bay windows: Unique corner cantilever for window seats, with skylight above
  • Clerestory corner windows above kitchen, and small windows b/w upper and lower kitchen cabinets
  • Skylit stair tower
  • Two master suites
  • Master suite wraparound balcony, with stair access to backyard
  • Ideal for suburban lots with height and daylight plane restrictions
Building Site Considerations

Solar orientation: Almost every room has at least two exterior walls with windows, so this home's sun orientation is quite flexible. That said, an east- or west-facing master suite balcony would be an asset, as well as a east- or west-facing master bath.

Views orientation: Best enjoyed from the family room corner bay, the master suite balcony, and the master suite bathtub.


Total living area: 2188 sq ft.

  • First Floor: 1446 sq. ft.
  • Second Floor: 742 sq. ft.
Unconditioned area:
  • Garage stalls: 1 (366 sq. ft.)
  • Covered front porch: 75 sq. ft.
  • Back patio: : 307 sq. ft
Number of Rooms:
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 0

Number of Stories: 2

  • Width: 44’-0”
  • Depth: 63’-9”
  • Height: 25’-6”

Ceiling heights: Various: 9' flat ceilings and vaulted

  • Pitch (main): 1.5:12 & 2:12
  • Framing: Stick
  • Type: Double lock standing seam roof with a 2'' vertical seam height

Exterior Wall Construction: 2x6

Exterior Materials:
  • Smooth-finish 3-coat stucco w/ smooth or sand float finish
  • Tongue-in-groove clear cedar siding, stained prior to installation
  • Cable rail
  • Copper fascia at eaves
  • Metal windows
Plan Content

All plans are drawn at 1/4" scale and are annotated and dimensioned. These plans include:
  • Floor plan for each level
  • Four exterior elevations
  • Two building sections
  • Reflected ceiling plan
  • Lighting / electrical plan
  • Foundation plan
  • Construction details
  • Interior elevations