01/16/2012 10:04 EST | Updated 03/17/2012 05:12 EDT

Rectangular house plan has a spacious layout, efficient design

You might be surprised at the spacious layout inside this traditional design, Plan HMAFAPW00321 from Efficient design makes the most of 1,536 square feet of living space, which can be doubled by finishing the full basement.

The basic rectangular shape allows for efficient building without sacrificing exterior appeal. Economy is also embodied in such features as back-to-back plumbing and a centrally located furnace.

The entry opens to a spacious living room (which could easily serve as an office or den) and, straight back, the beam-ceilinged family room. This space holds plenty of room for watching movies and relaxing with the family.

A snack-bar pass-through to the kitchen makes dishing up easy - enjoy casual meals here or in the adjacent dining nook. On pleasant days, step out to the back terrace.

Sleeping quarters rest on the left side of the plan. The master suite enjoys a private full bath, split closet and a view of the backyard.

Two additional bedrooms use the hall bath with convenient linen storage nearby.

Tailor this plan to fit your needs with an optional front-entrance garage and crawlspace foundation.


Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 2

Main floor: 1,536 sq. ft.

Total Living Area: 1,536 sq. ft.

Standard basement: 1,536 sq. ft.

Garage: 552 sq. ft.

Dimensions: 72-0 x 36-0

Exterior Wall Framing: 2x6

Foundation Options:

Standard basement



To build this house, order a complete set of construction documents at or call toll free (866) 772-1013 and reference the plan number.