THE Durham is named for a small city in Oregon. The town is 0.4 square miles and claims 1400 residents. In the early 1900's a local nursery planted a myriad of trees throughout the area. In the 1960's the town was formed to prevent the county from converting their idyllic green paradise into an industrial hub. Due to land use laws, the city was required to zone more than just residential and green space areas. Despite this, they have been able to keep the trees up and the industry down. We applaud Durham for their conservation efforts and desire to work with the landscape.
We feel similarly about our little plan. Designed as an accessory dwelling unit, this plan was made for a purpose. While the original sports a footprint of a mere 12 by 24 feet, we've added a 10 by 12 foot flex space for an office or extra bedroom. All the comforts of home are here, as well as our trademark unique features. This time around we feature a spiral staircase. It takes less room than a conventional staircase and looks absolutely cool. We just know that you'll be able to squeeze some extra rent out of that starving college student because of it. For such a small unit, we highly recommend an on-demand water heater.
This plan is sold with slab, joisted or post and beam style foundation included. Other styles are available on request (and for a small fee, of course). Contact us for timeframe and cost (and please remember to include the plan name and/or number. We can't yet read minds!) At this time, we will not make custom revisions to the plan. However, if you would like to make suggestions to improve the plan, we would love to hear your comments. If you simply must have something changed, consider purchasing the Erasable Vellum or CAD file.
All plans include four elevations, floor plans, foundation plans, at least two building sections, framing plans for the second floor and/or roof, and notes and construction details. This is everything you will need to build, but may not be everything you need to get a permit. Electrical layouts, cabinet elevations and engineering are not included.