|IT WAS a dark and stormy night. Two shots rang out. A woman screamed. The butler did it. Of course it was the butler. It's always the butler. So maybe The Multnomah doesn't remind you of a Sherlock Holmes novel, but we think you will still find it intriguing. You could choose to live just in the coziness of 1143 square feet downstairs or take advantage of all 4 bedrooms in the well organized 2143 square feet. The two car garage is a nice bonus and will keep your chauffeur dry. This mystery is also available in paperback and hardbound editions.|
Through the front door a formal entry awaits you. There is a coat closet under the stairs, but we think it would be too cool if you installed a secret bookcase door instead. Perhaps there should be stairs going down a torch-lit stairway to some sort of Frankenstein like dungeon laboratory. Or the pocket doors that lead into the hallway could be paneled to match the walls, closing it off to all but the priveleged. This would certainly allow more privacy in the bed and bath. For those not in the know, step into the parlor with faux exposed beam ceiling and sit in front of the fireplace a while. The built in bookcases on either side might have a secret lever disguised as a book. Or not?
The parlor flows into the dining room through a half wall and tapered columns. In there lay a built in hutch, flanked on one side by one of those pocket doors that should match the paneling. And we can't help but imagine a painting on the other side. We're thinking a portrait with the eye holes cut out...
Upstairs are three bedrooms and two baths well laid out. An alcove at the top of the stairs could function as a study area, a reading nook, or a crime scene investigation. We highly recommend a laundry chute from the master closet to quickly get rid of all your... laundry...
Compared to the other two, this Multnomah is built for luxury with larger bedrooms, closets, and a spa tub in the master bath. You might even like to go the extra step and keep a butler. Just keep a close watch on him...
The upper floor has all been laid out based on attic style trusses. We have provided multiple bearing lines downstairs which should be entirely adequate should you choose to stick frame instead. The great thing about stick framing is that it would give you so much more versatility in storage space and secret nooks and crannies.
This plan is sold with both joisted and post and beam style foundations 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.