Santa Fe IV

Sven Alstrom, Architect

South Elevation

This one story Santa Fe Style Guest House is based upon 24-inch wide straw bale construction or adobe block on concrete foundation & footings with crawl spaces. Natural interior plaster and natural exterior stucco are recommended. The house is 1,650 square feet gross (outside dimension) plus the courtyard & porch. The perimeter wall total of the 2 foot thick wall shown is approx. 169 sq, ft, Therefore, the net useable interior square footage is approximately 1,481 net square feet. Overall site plan dimensions shown are 43 feet wide x 50 feet deep outside courtyard wall to the front porch. This home was originally designed for a friend in Santa Fe, with the main entrance south facing, so that the kitchen is southeast for ‘ayurvedic' benefits The south facing front porch provides summer shading. This home is designed for a hot climate.



Floor Plan

The open kitchen may seat eight and is shown with a work table next to the entry. A wood stove in the living room provides winter heating. Bookcases near the large sectional seating are for an extensive collection of Santa Fe books. An optional stair is shown where the original bookcase wall was designed. The courtyard was designed with a fountain but could also be a great spa location.

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*

1 set of 24" X 36" Plans**

Additional Set of Prints
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Downloadable PDF files **

*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.
**Fully dimensioned plans that include: Partial Basement / Crawl Space, Main Floor Plan, Roof Plan, Exterior Elevations, Main Floor Framing / Roof Framing, Typical Wall Section.



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