Debra Rucker Coleman, Architect
Floor 1
2,043 sf
Floor 2
699 sf
2,742 sf
Daylight Basement
1,043 sf
Unfinished Basement
657 sf
Entry Faces
South Glass
Moon Dance 2
The Moon Dance 2 plan is a siding and stone version ofthe brick Moon Dance plan. The total square footage is about the same, but the first floor is larger and the second floor smaller. The Moon Dance 2 has a side sunroom that can be used year round and functions as a screened porch when all of the windows are open. It still has wonderful south views with enough northwest glass for views in that direction as well. The attached garage and spacious connecting area functions as an elegant, but practical, mud room or family entry in the back.
First Floor
The first floor is wheelchair friendly, but in a practical way that does not make the wider doors and halls look institutional. Practical features include the laundry near both the center of the home and the master bedroom, the pantry that can be accessed from the kitchen and family entry, and the central desk or computer nook. The large stone veneer hearth and surrounding walls is the feature of the great room with vaulted ceilings. Just beyond the cozy breakfast area is the four season room with views in three directions. The small west porch shades the sunroom's west glass and creates a fantastic sunset viewing spot both winter and summer.
Second Floor
The entire upstairs is vaulted with bedroom 2 having a study nook that overlooks the kitchen, breakfast, and great room. The bedrooms are spacious and the ample walk-in attic to the north will make accessing holiday decorations a pleasure.
Daylight Basement
The daylight basement has a large entertainment room on the south side and exercise space that could become a fourth bedroom. The basement bath and walk out patio to the west allow this space to also be a great in-law suite.
For convenience especially in cold climates, the garage is attached on the north side of the home without affecting the solar gain. It is designed to house 2 vehicles and with room for a workshop on the west end. Double doors on the north would allow access to the northwest corner.
Construction Info
The Moon Dance 2 is designed for stick framed construction and an ICF (insulated concrete form) foundation, but it could be modified for SIP's by your local design professional. The first floor and basement have 9' ceilings. To add some thermal mass to the home, there are a few interior stone walls.
Modification Ideas
Since these ideas may affect energy performance and structural integrity, they should only be undertaken with professional assistance.
  • Make the sunroom the entry and the front of the house could be on the west. The dining could then be converted into a study
  • For a little more second floor space, floor in the open space over the western end of the house
Construction Drawings
For this plan, the following are included with Construction Prints and CAD Files:
  • Schematic Site Plan
  • Daylight Basement Plan
  • Floor Plans with Attached Garage
  • Elevations
  • Building Section
  • Kitchen Elevations
  • Typical Wall Detail
  • Schematic Electrical Plans
  • Schematic Framing Plans