Victorian Farmhouse

Mark Clipsham, Architect

This Victorian Farmhouse could be a functioning farmhouse, or it could be a starter/affordable home, rental, student housing, timeshare, vacation/lake house or rural office. This represents a better way to build affordable housing that is familiar, but different.  The design features two 18 ft steel grain bins and a framed center bay, to bring down the scale and allude to a Victorian style.

This design would be maintenance-free for about thirty years at a time and then only to repaint the center bay – the rest of the project is maintenance-free for about seventy years. No vinyl siding or asphalt roofing to replace. A high-performance building envelope, with a low-tech air circulation system, keeps HVAC bills down along with a functional fireplace/wood stove and solar collector porch. 

The dining room is also a multi-use social space. The screened porch can be used to start bedding plants. The second floor is more private and quiet. The lower level is a bonus utility area balanced with a social area and possible business office or game room; it is optional as a finished space or whether it is even included at all.

Lower level 780 SF; First floor 780 SF; Porch 360 SF; Second floor 780 SF; Lofts 144 SF; 2484 SF total conditioned space.

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Mark is offering 4 hours of consulting time with the basic cost of this plan, and this can be done before you receive the plans so that it is possible to have some custom alterations made. With this offer you can get custom plans for the price of ordinary stock plans! The system is versatile, flexible and often interchangeable between designs, so that you can mix and match; please review other plans offered for amenities and features you may want to include in your design. You can find Mark's other plans listed under his biography.

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These plans include all plans, sections, elevations, details, etc. that are appropriate for this plan package. Four hours of consultation with the architect is included.



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