What's Included

The following is a typical list of materials and services included with our Design-Build Cottage Packages.  Some appliances, mechanical and electrical fixtures may vary by unit.  Refer to the specific model for an exact list of applicable standards.



  • Architectural & Engineering Plans
  • Site Plan Customized to each Site
  • Energy Analysis for each Climate & Geometric Orientation
  • Earthquake Calculations Customized to a Specific Address
  • Permitting, Zoning & Building Department Permit Processing
  • Sub-Contract Coordination & Payment Administration
  • Project Layout and Field Coordination
  • Inspections, Insurances and  Legal Notices


  • Excavation and Grading
  • Underground Installation of Water, Sewer, Gas, Electrical, Phone and Cable
  • Construction Layout of Utilities and Building
  • Disposal of Construction and Green Waste
  • Restoration of Lawn and Disturbed Areas


  • Excavation and Backfill of Footings
  • Construction of Reinforced Concrete Footings and Slab
  • Placement of Seismic Tie-downs


  • Structural Wood Framing System with Dry, #2 or Better Graded Lumber
  • Structural Connectors to Support Gravity, Wind and Seismic loads per the 2016 California Building Code
  • Lofted 12 Foot High Cathedral Ceilings
  • 2” x 10” @ 24” oc Roof Framing
  • 2” x 4” @ 16” oc Wall Framing


  • Certified Energy Analysis showing your Cottage exceeds the requirements of the 2016 California Energy Code including:
  • R- 15 Hi-Density Batt Insulation in the Exterior walls
  • Continuous R-6 Foam Insulation wrapping the entire external wall envelope
  • R- 30 Hi-Density Batt Insulation throughout the Roof
  • Reflective Solar Roof Energy Barrier
  • “Cool Roof” Energy-Reflecting Shingles
  • Exterior Wall Water/Air Infiltration Barrier
  • Double Glazed Insulated Windows and Doors
  • Tyvek “Flex and Straight Flash” around all Window and Door Openings
  • High Efficiency Heating-Cooling including a 3 Zone Mini-Split Heat Pump System with SEER in excess of 20
  • Highly Efficient Gas Tankless On-Demand Water Heater
  • Energy Saving Panasonic “Whisper Quiet” Energy Recovery Whole House Exhaust Fan


  • Windows – Milgard Tuscany, Energy Star, Argon Filled, Double Pane Insulated, Single Hung Vinyl
  • Exterior Swing Doors – Therma-Tru Paneled, Insulated Fiberglass, Energy Star Rated
  • Sliding Glass Windows - Milgard Tuscany, Energy Star, Argon Filled, Double Pane Insulated
  • Interior Doors – 6 Panel, Hollow Core Molded (Optional Solid Core Wood)


  • Exterior Siding – Louisiana Pacific “Smart Side Lapped Siding” with 50 year finish guarantee from the manufacturer
  • Exterior Trim – Louisiana Pacific “Smart Side Trim” with 50 year finish guarantee from the manufacturer
  • Interior Trim – Base Molding, Window Door casing, Cornice moldings from solid wood and MDF wood fiber products as noted in the drawings
  • Ceiling Finish – Beaded Wood Ceiling Framed with “#1 Grade or Better” Decorative Wood Beams
  • Walls – ½” Painted Gypsum Board
  • Paint Finishes - 1 coat Premium Primer and 2 coats Premium Finish Paint on all paintable surfaces
  • Living & Bedroom Floor Finish – Engineered Hardwood Flooring with solid Oak, Maple or Hickory finish
  • Bathroom Finishes – Ceramic Tile Floors and Shower surround to 6’-6” in height
  • Countertops – Granite or Marble 12” x 12” Tiles with hardwood edging to match cabinets


  • Hallmark Arctic White, (Optional Stained Wood Available)
  • Wall and Base Cabinets as shown in the drawings including:
  • Corner Base Cabinet with “Lazy Susan” Accessible Storage
  • Matching Crown Molding Throughout
  • Matching Hardwood edge Molding
  • Factory Assembled, Prefinished, Framed Construction
  • Cabinet Box Material - Plywood
  • Door Material MDF/Thermofoil (Wood Option Available)
  • “Soft Close” Drawers and Doors
  • Adjustable Shelving


  • Full Width Glass Enclosed Shower Door
  • Stainless Towel Bar
  • Bathroom Mirror
  • Stainless Toilet Paper Holder
  • Closet Shelving and Support Brackets


  • Refrigerator - 10 cf, 24” wide, Freezer-Over-Refrigerator
  • Gas Range -  4 Burner with Oven, 24” wide
  • Micro-Range Vent – Micro Wave Oven with 30” Stainless Steel, Convertible Vent  for interior re-circulation or direct exhaust
  • Dishwasher – Full function GE Under-sink Stainless
  • Tankless, On-Demand Gas Hot Water Heater


  • Water Conserving, Two Piece, Lo-Flow Toilet
  • Custom 30” x 60” Glass Enclosed Shower with Temperature Controlled Valve and Lo-Flow Shower Head
  • Ceramic Bathroom Lavatory with Stainless Low Flow Faucet
  • Double Bowl Kitchen Sink with Low Flow One Piece Kitchen Faucet with Pull-out Handle
  • Laundry - Water, Sewer and Electrical Rough-in, Appliance Ready, with Washer Dryer Connection Box (Optional)


  • Lighting Fixtures to Include:
  • Ceiling Fans with Integral Hi-Efficiency Lighting
  • Decorative Energy Star Wall Sconces
  • Under-cabinet, Energy Star, Fluorescent Lights
  • Three Lamp, Energy Star, Vanity Light
  • Energy Star Ceiling Mount Fixture in Bath
  • Energy Star, Exterior Wall Sconce
  • Energy Star Fluorescent Closet Light
  • Bathroom Occupancy Sensor Switch
  • Modern Decora Receptacles and Switch Plates
  • Hardwired Smoke and CO Detectors
  • Phone, Data and TV Outlets


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