Orientations are noted with the thumbnails to the right.
Passive solar design refers to the use of the sun's energy to heat and cool the living spaces in a home, utilizing the southern exposure to allow the sun to enter the home during the winter and warm it's interior.
The bay at the dining room is cantilevered. The footprint is 18' wide, but the actual structure is 20' including the bay. See also plan 1317A for a 2 1/2 bath version, and plan 1302A for a 4 bedroom version.