Great Plains II Residence

Sven Alstrom, Architect


West Elevation

East Elevation

South Elevation

North Elevation


This three bedroom home also has an office, project room, media room, playroom, bicycle storage room, and attic storage space. A large sunspace with shading devices and tiled floor can be used for growing plants and provides passive solar heating for the main level. The main level with sunspace is 1754 sq. ft.; the basement is 1530 sf, and the loft playroom is 183 sf, providing a total of 3467 sf.

A hot water domestic solar panel system is planned in combination with an on-demand gas water heater. Radiant heated floors with 1 1/2 inch lightweight concrete topping are on each level except the loft. There is a large covered entry porch facing east, a rear porch facing west, and a balcony off the upper playroom.

The house is entirely built of 6 ½ inch SIPS (structural insulated panels) with 10 inch SIPS for the roof.


First Floor Plan


Basement Floor Plan

Loft Floor Plan

Here is a quote from one of Sven's many satisfied customers: "Sven worked within the design times that he initially gave us, worked well with other design people, helped us negotiate a contract with the general contractor, and was very active in recommendations for purchased items and appliances. Most importantly, he listened to our ideas, concerns and wishes and we ended up with a finished project we are delighted with. We would certainly work with Sven Alstrom again if we were to undertake another project."

Copyright Ecological Architecture P.C. for this design.

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Conceptual Drawings*

PDF file of Plans**

1 set of 24" X 36" Plans**

Electrical Layout Plan (per level)

Additional Set of Prints
(only available with the purchase of above)


*Similar to sketch plans shown above, but more complete with overall dimensions; include Partial Basement/ Main Floor / Roof Plan & Exterior Elevations, One Building Section. Downloadable PDF files.

**Plans include fully dimensioned floor plans, all four exterior elevations, and one building section for framing heights. Additional plans are available as indicated above.



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