No. 21 - The Ladder House

The Ladder House is a two story, narrow lot house well suited for a cold climate.

Designed by THE small HOUSE CATALOG with modifications by Tim Sherno

Drafted by S. Dehner for THE small HOUSE CATALOG

This house was inspired by the Forest-Rose and modified with additions for a client in Minnesota. It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with a full finished basement, high r-value insulation, a mudroom, fireplace, and more. 

Free download.


2 story floor plan with finished basement.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Floors: 2
  • Conditioned space: 531 sq ft above grade; 791 sq. ft., including finished basement
  • Main floor: 356 sq. ft.
  • Upper floor: 175 sq. ft. (stairs counted once)
  • Overall dimensions including porch:  14' x 22' + 8' x 6' mudroom
  • Foundation type: Basement
  • Print size: 24" x 36" (black & white recommended)
  • Immediate PDF download with license to build
  • Design criteria: International Residential Code (IRC)

Superinsulated, full size kitchen, covered entry porches, 2x6 wall construction.

Renderings are approximate and are not literal representations of the designs. Designs are subject to change without notice.

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A SketchUp model is now available for this plan. Visit the new MODELS page for more information.