California house plans are diverse and beautiful.*
From cozy bungalows to tile-roofed Spanish haciendas to sprawling modern ramblers, California home styles have influenced homes across the country. Most popular from 1900 to 1920, the California bungalow is characterized by its Craftsman charm, few material details, an offset entry and a projecting front porch. Spanish-influenced houses take their cue from the missions of the early Spanish missionaries and feature low-pitched tiled roofs, stucco walls, rounded windows and grillwork. The movie stars of the 1950s and 1960s built sprawling contemporary homes that caught the attention of America. These designs were often one-story and feature low-slung roofs, lots of windows, little ornamentation and use of unusual mixtures of exterior wall materials.
*This collection may include a variety of plans from designers in the region, designs that have sold there, or ones that simply remind us of the area in their styling. Please note that some locations may require specific engineering and/or local code adoptions. Be sure to check with your contractor or local building authority to see what is required for your area.