PLAN 454-8

[Photographs may show modified designs.]

Select Plan Set Options

What's included?
Additional Construction Sets
Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).
Mirror Reversed Sets
Printed sets showing plan in reverse, text and dimensions will be backwards.
Also order by phone: 1-855-599-3283
Questions about building your home?
Send me your Newsletter, too!
We do our best to get back to you within 24 - 48 business hours.
Need an answer faster? Call now...
Phone: 1-855-599-3283
Hours:  Mon-Fri, 9AM - 8:30PM (EST)

See our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

PLAN 454-8

“Prairie House”

Key Specs

sq ft





Plan Description

PRAIRIE HOME 454-8. Featured on pages 164 and 172 of Sarah Susanka's first book, The Not So Big House, the design for this PRAIRIE HOME was inspired by traditional Japanese Architecture, the same source that informed the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts & Crafts Movement of the early 20th Century. Interestingly, when Sarah designed this house she had not yet studied Prairie School design, though after the house was published and a reporter noted the Prairie Style characteristics of the house, she discovered that the work of Mr. Wright had much to teach her beyond what she had already learned from Japanese Architecture. Many of the hallmarks of Prairie School architecture are also features of this house, from wide, low-pitched roofs with generous overhangs, to horizontal siding and windows banded together - creating a house that can live comfortably and easily in the twenty-first century and beyond. On the interior, there is significant ceiling height variety, and many continuous trim bands, creating a pattern that is a familiar trademark of Prairie School design. \ \ See Further Description Below

Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor
Prairie Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan #454-8
Floor Plan - Upper Floor
Prairie Floor Plan - Upper Floor Plan #454-8

Full Specs & Features

Depth : 55'
Height : 29'
Width : 71'
Basement : 2234 sq/ft
Main Floor : 2200 sq/ft
Upper Floor : 862 sq/ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.
Main Ceiling : 9'
Upper Ceiling Ft : 9'
Primary Pitch : 6:12
Roof Framing : Truss
Exterior Wall Framing
Framing : 2"x6"
Garage Features
Detached Garage
Lot Characteristics
Suited For View Lot
Energy Efficient Features
Energy Efficient Design

What's Included In This Plan Set

All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :

  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
» See important information before purchasing.
Plan Set
5 Copy Set :
5 printed plan sets mailed to you.
Reproducible Set :
For inexpensive local printing / making minor adjustments by hand. 1 printed set, typically on Bond paper.
CAD Set :
For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan and inexpensive local printing.
Ideal for level lot, lower level of home partially or fully underground.
Additional Options
Additional Construction Sets :
Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).
Audio Video Design :
Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of audio and video components.
Construction Guide :
Educate yourself about basic building ideas with these four detailed diagrams that discuss electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural topics.
Lighting Design :
Receive an overlay sheet with suggested placement of lighting fixtures.
Mirror Reversed Sets :
A mirror-reversed set is a printed copy of your house, resulting in the same image you would see if you held the drawing up to a mirror. Everything, including the text, is backward in relation to the original design. These kinds of drawing are typically used to reorient an original plan more advantageously on a site, either because the homeowner prefers it that way or because of limitations of the site itself. Note: Mirror reverse sets are only available with a 5 copy or 8 copy set. With a Reproducible, PDF, or CAD set, you can print mirrored copies locally. In addition: 5 Copy set selected, should only allow 4 mirrored sets to be selected. 8 Copy set selected, should only allow 7 mirrored sets to be selected.

*Alternate Foundations may take time to prepare.

*Options with a fee may take time to prepare. Please call to confirm.