Designed as a simple rectangle in plan, this Modern Farmhouse is cost effective to build on a per SF basis. The 1st floor Great Room has large south facing windows and a 9’ tall ceiling to make the space feel even larger. Like a traditional farmhouse, the front porch and screen porch create spaces to enjoy outdoor living. Although this design is for a gently sloped site, it can be adapted to a flat site by raising the garage floor level. The following features provide an environmentally sustainable and healthy structure as well as affordability to maintain as the building ages: • The 1st floor has a concrete floor to help retain heat and the south facing windows have overhangs to prevent overheating in the summer. • The building shell is super insulated using traditional 2x6 framing wall with external rigid insulation. • The added insulation and smaller building size mean that the house will use less energy to heat and cool. Durable, low-maintenance fiber cement and metal for the exterior finishes reduce long-term maintenance costs. • Traditional framing methods make it easy to find local labor, while using “Advanced Framing” reduces the overall amount of lumber, offsetting the added costs of exterior insulation. • Oriented around a southern exposure for optimum solar access. • The roofline accommodates sufficient space for solar panels. Heavier insulation and good daylight exposure can also reduce the quantities of solar panels required. • Interior materials are specified to be low or no VOC to provide healthy indoor air quality.
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Floor Plan - Lower Floor Plan
Full Specs & Features
Depth : 45' 2"
Height : 34' 8"
Basement : 535 sq/ft
Garage : 563 sq/ft
Main Floor : 600 sq/ft
Porch : 205 sq/ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.
Ceiling Details : Vaulted ceiling on 2nd floor
Garage Ceiling : 12'
Lower Ceiling : 8'
Main Ceiling : 9'
Primary Pitch : 12:12
Secondary Pitch : 8:12
Exterior Wall Framing
Exterior Wall Finish : Fiber Cement and Metal Siding
Framing : 2x6
Upstairs Master Bedrooms
Walk In Closet
Additional Room Features
Den Office Study Computer
Great Room Living Room
Master Sitting Area
Unfinished Future Space
Suited For Corner Lot
Suited For Sloping Lot
Covered Front Porch
Covered Rear Porch
Economical To Build
Energy Efficient Features
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Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
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"We approach a house design with the idea of creating a home that is not too big or too small but right-sized, with long-lasting, environmentally sensitive materials and techniques. A house that fits a personal lifestyle allows the owner to enjoy their home for life."
Yamaguchi Martin Architects was established in 2011 and is located in Denver, Colorado, by two founding partners who worked for architectural firms for 14 years. Both partners are architecture graduates of the University of Oregon. We have licenses in Colorado and New York and have completed projects in Colorado, Michigan, and California.
We believe that a house can be affordable to build and maintain if the design considers living with "just what we need”. Keeping rooms simple and compact and eliminating wasteful circulation leads to right-sizing of the house. At the same time, each house design has a unique space or quality making the house special and enjoyable. Keeping with that intent, our Construction Documents specify permanent materials which are environmentally sustainable and easy to maintain for years. They also include building techniques which reduce waste of materials and time. Additionally, a super-insulated building envelope with ample south exposure and proper shading allows the house to reduce its reliance on utilities to maintain itself.
Our house design principle is; Simple Living with “just what we need,” using sustainable techniques to achieve healthy living, while keeping construction, operation, and maintenance costs to a minimum.