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EcoNest Stock Plans

EcoNest stock plans are architect-designed heirloom-quality homes- every aspect of the design and the specification of these homes is conceived with ecology, beauty, your health and well-being in mind.

Not everyone can afford the luxury of hiring an architect to design a custom home. Yet good design will have a positive effect on the quality of your life. It will also increase the value of your home. We offer these standardized stock plans with the intention of making well designed EcoNest floor plans available and affordable to more people.  Each set of drawings comes with a project manual that provides you, your builder and all sub-contractors with complete healthy home specifications that you will need to ensure that your new home will be a health enhancing environment.  If one of these plans is a good marriage with your site, budget and spatial requirements then you may be a good candidate for purchase of a stock plan set of construction drawings. The stock plan sets are available to home owners and builders who have taken EcoNest training.  If one of these stock plans can fit your needs with minor revisions or with a mirrored image, then purchase of modified stock plans may also be a cost-effective route for you.

For some of you, studying these plans will be a step along the way in helping you to define a future home uniquely tailored to your desires. Our architectural office is pleased to offer full-service, custom EcoNest design. We look forward to helping you create your new home.

The Peregrine Series

Designs range from a 700 square foot guest house to a 1900 square foot family home. These plans embody a design aesthetic inspired by Japanese architecture and we have named this collection of nests the “Peregrine” series, in honor of the bird used by Japanese falconers. The structure of each is a Japanese-style timber frame. The characteristic “quiet” and rhythmic proportion of the frame imparts a serene and peaceful atmosphere to these homes. Retractable shoji screens are used in many of the designs to create flexible, multipurpose space.

Each single story plan features compact design, passive solar collection, and an interweaving of indoor and outdoor spaces under an elegant low slope roof. A sky lit ceiling screen of rice paper on cedar brings diffused light into the heart of each home.

Every aspect of the design and the specification of these homes is conceived with ecology, beauty, your health and well-being in mind. A Peregrine EcoNest is an heirloom home, one which can be passed on to future generations with pride.

Each site presents its own set of opportunities and challenges. The natural and man-made surroundings, existing views, prevailing winds, and orientation will be oneof- a kind. These factors, along with your unique lifestyle, will suggest the most beneficial distribution of room layout and site orientation.

If one of these plans is a good marriage with your site, budget and spatial requirements then you may be a good candidate for purchase of a stock plan set of construction drawings. The stock plan sets are available to home owners and builders who have taken EcoNest training.

If one of these stock plans can fit your needs with minor revisions or with a mirrored image, then purchase of modified stock plans may also be a cost effective route for you. For some of you, studying these plans will be a step along the way in helping to define a future home uniquely tailored to your desires. Our architectural office is also pleased to offer full-service, custom EcoNest design. We look forward to helping you create your new home.

Use of the Stock Plan Book

Not everyone can afford the luxury of hiring an architect to design a custom home. Yet good design will have a positive effect on the quality of your life. It will also increase the value of your home. We offer these standardized stock plans with the intention of making well designed EcoNest floor plans available and affordable to more people.

Peregrine GH

This nest is a study in efficiency containing all of the spaces that would be found in a larger home, compacted into 732 square feet. With ship construction as its inspiration, every inch of space is utilized to create beautiful functionality that belies its small size. Office, entry, dining nook, kitchen, sunroom and bed nook all radiate from a large central skylit living room.

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Peregrine GH2

This nest is a study in efficiency containing all of the spaces that would be found in a larger home, compacted into 732 square feet. With ship construction as its inspiration, every inch of space is utilized to create beautiful functionality that belies its small size. Office, entry, dining nook, kitchen, sunroom and bed nook all radiate from a large central skylit living room.

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Peregrine 32s

The Peregrine 32S is the smallest and most economical of our three bedroom plans. Ideal for a site with an east entry approach and views or private outdoor space to the west, a mirrored plan is also available. Living room, dining room and kitchen are arranged in an open space plan and the wall between hallway and living room is a partial height stepped adobe wall, contributing to an open and spacious feel in this compact layout. The master bathroom could be enlarged if mechanical room were placed in a garage or carport.

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Peregrine 22s

This EcoNest is the original Baker-Laporte Residence. Although compact in configuration, the space easily accommodates gatherings of 30 or more people. The home works with a north or an east entry approach and the open floor plan with views to the east and through the north – south axis gives the home a feeling of spaciousness. When the shoji screens to the winter garden, meditation room and entry are closed the central living room takes on a feeling of serenity and intimacy. When open, the space feels expansive. The stepped down winter garden with its “solar bump out” and overhead skylights is a warm and welcome sanctuary for greenery and occupants throughout the winter.

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Peregrine 22O

In this home, retractable shoji screens, at the winter garden and entry, open to create an expansive visual axis through the home. When closed the individual spaces become defined and intimate. Shown with doors off of the dining room leading to an east facing trellis, this plan could be easily modified to accommodate a dining room window seat instead. In another variation, the office/den could have a retractable shoji screen wall between it and the dining room. The master bathroom could be enlarged to contain a separate shower or sauna if mechanical room were placed in a garage or carport.

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Peregrine 32.5M

The 32M is the largest of the three bedroom layouts in the Peregrine series. This plan, with the large outdoor room in the southeast corner, is ideal for a site with views or gardens to the south and east (or to the south and west as a mirrored plan.) The mechanical room is located in a detached garage (not shown). The garage could be joined to the north and east by means of a breezeway and used to define either an entry garden to the east or private courtyard to the west.

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Peregrine 22M

This Peregrine home offers an expanse of covered portal for extended outdoor living to the west. It is ideal for a site with entry from the east and west views or west gardens. Mirrored plans are available. Retractable shoji screens on the east and west living room walls, when closed, create an intimate space and reprieve from late afternoon glare. This spacious and efficient layout has no hallways, other than two small bedroom foyers with floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves.

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Peregrine 22L

This home is the largest of the Peregrine series stock plans. Although moderately sized by current standards it applies all of the Peregrine principles of compact design and open space planning to create an elegant living space. The garage (not shown) houses the mechanical room and is joined to the home via a covered breezeway to the north. This is a perfect plan for a lot offering sunrise and sunset views with an east, west or northerly approach.

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