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Updated Craftsman House Plans

Craftsman style home design comes from the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th Century. We love those big front porches, elephant leg columns, stone and brick exteriors and exposed rafter tails.  An authentic Craftsman home would be considered small by today’s standards and maybe have a little too much ornamentation for a modern [...]

By |April 25th, 2014|Home Styles, House Design, House Plans|2 Comments

Expandable Design

Imagine a young couple buying an affordable house in a neighborhood with the comfort of knowing that their home could grow along with their family and their finances.  Consider a couple of aging “baby boomers” who would like to downsize to an efficiently designed two bedroom cottage – with the peace of mind that for [...]

A-Frame Home Plans and The A Shaped House

Search our A-Frame House Plans collection Many consider the A-Frame style house the classic vacation home. It is easily imagined, nestled away in a natural setting, reflecting itself in the rippling waters of a calm lake, or overlooking the crashing waves of an ocean beachfront. The A-frame house has been cast in the role of [...]

By |September 22nd, 2009|Home Styles, House Design|0 Comments

Southwest Style Home Design

Search our Southwestern Style Homes collection Like the Florida and Mediterranean home, the Southwest style home is designed to thrive in hot climates.  A variety of looks are encompassed by this style, including Pueblo, Spanish Revival, Adobe and Mission.  Exterior walls are typically clad in stucco or stucco-like materials and/or brick.  Wood siding is also sometimes used, since [...]

By |November 4th, 2008|Home Styles|0 Comments

Traditional Homes

Search our Traditional House Plans collection This category is by far the most difficult to define, yet it is the most commonly constructed architectural "style" in America - and it has been for many years.  Traditional homes are not necessarily "historic" homes and they are certainly not contemporary in style.  They are practical, "day-to-day living" designs and [...]

By |October 28th, 2008|Home Styles|0 Comments

Tudor Style Homes

Search our Tudor Style Homes collection Tudor style homes exude a captivating combination of medieval character, warmth and charm.  Characterized by steep sloping roofs, stucco-clad gables, half-timber detailing, multi-paned windows and brick siding, this English-born style became popular in America in the 1890's and continued to flourish until about 1940.   Many of the original Tudor neighborhoods have [...]

By |October 23rd, 2008|Home Styles|0 Comments

Vacation Style Home Plans

Search our Vacation House Plans collection The term "Vacation Home" encompasses a number of styles of architecture, including A-Frames, Cabins, Cottages and more.   Perhaps the most common attribute of the Vacation Home is its provision of great views and comfortable outdoor living spaces.  Large, plentiful windows often face the most scenic views.   Sprawling decks, covered porches, screened [...]

By |October 22nd, 2008|Home Styles|0 Comments

Southern Style Home Plans

Search our Southern Style House Plans collection The Southern style home spans a broad spectrum of historic architectural styles and consequently, there is not one particular "look" that defines this category.  Southern homes can range from simpler "Low Country" designs with shed-roofed porches, to grand Plantation style structures with elaborate columns, sweeping staircases and decorative friezes.  No [...]

By |October 16th, 2008|Home Styles|0 Comments

Victorian Style Homes

Search our Victorian Home Plans collection Victorian homes are commonly thought of as an architectural style, but in actuality, they reflect of a period of history from 1840 to 1904, when Queen Victoria ruled Britain.  During that time, which coincided with the Industrial Age, a wide variety of ornately fashioned homes became immensely popular and provided new [...]

By |October 16th, 2008|Home Styles|0 Comments

Retro Style Home Plans

Search our Retro House Plans collection Visit any suburban neighborhood that was built in the 1950's or 1960's and the homes you pass by will reflect an optimism and energy of days gone by.  Throughout that post-war era, the American Dream of owning a home was bolstered by the prosperity of our thriving industries and our self [...]

By |October 6th, 2008|Home Styles, House Plans|1 Comment