The Vista

Floor Plans:

small lake cabin floor plan

House Plan Specs

The Vista is a small cabin floor plan for a narrow lot that will work great at the lake or in the mountains. The Vista gets it’s name for the gazebo type screened porch that takes advantage of views all around. This porch can also be enclosed to add more space. The main level of this 3 bedroom cabin features a vaulted family room that opens to the kitchen and dining area. The master suite is located on the main level and includes a walk in closet and a full bath with walk in shower. A half bath, pantry, and laundry closet complete the main level. The upper level includes two spacious bedrooms and a shared bath. The Vista has a small footprint and an efficient layout that make it affordable to build. The exterior features low maintenance materials such as stone and board and batten. The Vista is a small home that really does live large.

Each set of plans includes:


  • Front, side and rear elevations at 1/4 ” scale. All elevations include notes, dimensions, and recommended materials.
  • Floor Plans

  • Complete dimensioned and detailed Floor Plans.
  • Main Level Floor Plan
    Upper Level Floorplan

    Foundation Plan

    Lower Level Floor Plan

    Roof Plan

    House Roof Plan


  • Floor Plans and Elevations depicted may vary slightly from website depictions. Over time, we make plan improvements that may not be updated on the site immediately.
  • Square Footage is typically calculated using heated Square Footage on the main and upper levels. Stairs are counted once. Two story open areas and vaulted spaces are not included in Square Foot totals.
  • Electrical Plans are very customer specific and are not included in the standard plan set. The types of lights, switches, and where they are located vary with each customer. An on site meeting with the builder and electrician after the house is framed is the easiest way to make good decisions regarding electrical. However, we can produce custom electrical plans for $350.00.
  • All sales on house plans and customization/modifications are final. No refunds or exchanges can be given once your order has started the fulfillment process. All house plans from maxhouseplans are designed to conform to the local codes when and where the original house was constructed. In addition to the house plans you order, you may also need a site plan that shows where the house is going to be located on the property. You might also need beams sized to accommodate roof loads specific to your region. Your home builder can usually help you with this. Many areas now have area-specific energy codes that also have to be followed. This normally involves filling out a simple form providing documentation that your house plans are in compliance. In some regions, there is a second step you will need to take to insure your house plans are in compliance with local codes. Some areas of North America have very strict engineering requirements. New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and parts of Illinois require review by a local professional as well as some other areas. If you are building in these areas, it is most likely you will need to hire a state licensed structural engineer to analyze the design and provide additional drawings and calculations required by your building department. If you aren’t sure, building departments typically have a handout they will give you listing all of the items they require to submit for and obtain a building permit. Additionally, stock plans do not have a professional stamp attached. If your building department requires one, they will only accept a stamp from a professional licensed in the state where you plan to build. In this case, you will need to take your house plans to a local engineer or architect for review and stamping.

    The Vista

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