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The Storybook-Modern Mountain Cabin II

Plan ID: C101b

The Basics: 2116 Square feet | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bath | 2 Garage stalls |2 Levels

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Project Description

This home is an expanded version of plan C101a . Both plans together (C101a & b) may be used for a two-stage construction project for those who wish to add on to the home over time. The design is such that there is very minimal impact to plan C101a in the addition of the garage and master suite of this plan: the only area affected is the mudroom roof and a small area of wall on the second floor.

With the expansion, this mountain cabin becomes even more luxurious, suitable as one’s primary home, or the vacation retreat for as many as ten friends and family. Besides the master suite and two bedrooms, there are two built-in sleeping couches on the second floor and a full bath on both the first and second floor, providing a layout flexible for both large and small groups.

  • Two-story family room w/ vaulted wood ceiling and exposed beams
  • Stone fireplace inglenook w/ built-in bookcases and seating at hearth level
  • Built-in curtain-private sleeping couches at second floor chimney
  • Two-story cantilever tilted window wall in family room, opposite stone fireplace inglenook, for views from first and second floor.
  • Kitchen open to windowed dining area and family room, and adjacent to French doors for indoor/outdoor entertainment flow.
  • Mudroom w/ built-in shoe/ coat storage and seating, w/ laundry.
  • Storage below stairs, accessed from bookcase hidden door
  • Over seventy linear feet of built-in storage space, not including kitchen, laundry, and closets.
  • Elevated hallway, windowed on both sides, between main house and master suite.
  • Covered outdoor breezeway between main house mudroom and two-car garage
  • Separate outdoor access to master suite
  • Master bath w/ contemporary design: Roof windows on two sides open to tub level
  • Minimal remodel area for main house, per plan C101a: removal of mudroom roof and new access from second floor hall.
Building Site Considerations

This home is aesthetically and practically suited to a rugged context  The home requires a flat or modestly stepped area of 62’ wide by 43’ deep. 

The home was designed for both light and views from the right elevation, so the house should be oriented on site accordingly. The master suite balcony should ideally be situated for maximum sun. If the solar path and views don’t mesh, prioritize view orientation, especially for the family room window. Keep in mind that the plan can be adapted to suit. Additionally the floor plan may be “mirrored”—that is, a reflected opposite of its current layout—if that better suits the site.


Total living area: 2116 sq ft.

  • First Floor: 958 sq. ft.
  • Second Floor: 1158 sq. ft.
Unconditioned area:
  • Two-car Garage: 473 sq. ft.
  • Master suite Balcony: 66 sq. ft.
  • Covered breezeway: 90 sq. ft.
Number of Rooms:
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 0

Number of Stories: 2

  • Width: 61’-10”
  • Depth: 43’-0”
  • Height: 23’-9”

Ceiling heights: Various: 8' flat ceilings and vaulted

  • Pitch (main): 16:12 & 5.5:12
  • Framing: Stick
  • Type: Standing seam metal

Exterior Wall Construction: 2x6

Exterior Materials:
  • Smooth-finish 3-coat stucco w/ variable “plaster over stone” appearance
  • Stained cedar or redwood lap siding
  • River rock wainscoting
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