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1 Bedroom Home Plans
This collection includes small homes, quaint cottages, and even some garages with apartments. These plans are perfect for singles or couples looking for an affordable starter home, vacation home, comfortable one-bedroom retreat, or guesthouse. A wide range of architectural styles is included here; you're sure to find a one-bedroom house plan that suits your needs.
1 Story Home Plans
One-story house plans offer one level of heated living space. They are generally well suited to larger lots, where economy of land space needn't be a top priority. One-story plans are popular with homeowners who intend to build a house that will age gracefully, providing a "life without stairs." Smaller one-story designs carry a financial bonus, too: they are usually energy-efficient simply because there is less space to heat and cool.
2 Bedroom Home Plans
Looking to build a small, but not super small home? A 2 bedroom house plan could be the perfect option for you! House plans with two bedrooms are favorites for many homeowners, from young couples who are planning on expansion as their family grows (or just want an office) to singles or retirees who would like an extra bedroom for guests. These are comfortable homes that can be as simple or as lavish as you wish. Many architectural styles are represented. Find the one that's right for you!
2 Story Home Plans
By the square foot, a two-story house plan is less expensive to build than a one-story because it's usually cheaper to build up than out. The floor plans in a two-story design usually place the gathering rooms on the main floor. The master bedroom can be located on either floor, but typically the upper floor becomes the children's domain. If you're ready to "move on up," browse our selection of two-story house plans.
3 Bedroom Home Plans
Perennial best sellers, home designs with three bedrooms seem to have it all: space for homeowners, children, and guests. This collection includes a wide variety of architectural styles, sizes, and number of stories ranging from one to four. You'll find many open and flexible floor plans with an emphasis on comfortable family living or elegant entertaining. We know there's something here to satisfy every taste!
3 Story Home Plans
If you're looking for a home with height and elegance, a three or more story house may be for you. Typically, these floor plans include public living areas on the first floor with plenty of open space and room for entertaining. The second, third (and beyond!) floors include the bedrooms and baths plus, in some cases, an attic to further expand the living space. The extra vertical space allows vaulted ceilings, dramatic entryways and amenities like lofts. Vertical separation between private and public rooms Large open living areas on main floor Soaring foyers, dramatic vaulted spaces
4 Bedroom Home Plans
You may need a four-bedroom home plan to accommodate your family or to host guests. Whatever the case, this collection of four-bedroom house plans provides endless possibilities in a range of architectural styles, sizes, and amenities. Some emphasize homeowner comforts with elegant master suites, while others focus on family space and children's features like rec rooms, bonus space, and bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill baths.
5 Bedroom Home Plans
These five-bedroom house plans will accommodate your growing family, your aging relatives who are moving in, your frequent out-of-town guests, or all of the above! Spacious and elegant, these designs allow for gracious entertaining. They often include great rooms, well-appointed master suites, several baths, and numerous windows to take in scenic views. This collection is sure to please family and guests alike!
Tucked into a lakeside, sheltered by towering trees, or clinging to mountainous terrain, A-frame homes are arguably the ubiquitous style for rustic vacation homes. They come by their moniker naturally; the gable roof extends down the sides of the home, practically to ground level. The A-frame's look is eye-catching, yet extremely practical: The steep roof pitch helps to shed heavy snows. Oh, so practical, but let's face it: The A-frame style endures because of its ties to our past, and its unflagging promise to keep us safe and cozy after a long day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Adam/Federal Home Plans
Categorized under the Colonial umbrella, the gracefully proportioned Adam and closely-related Federal style were based on the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam, prominent in England in the 1760s and 1770s. Federal-style homes became popular in the United States between 1780 and 1830. They are typically symmetrical, two-story designs embellished with a modest pediment over the front door, curved wrought-iron stair railings, and Palladian windows (a three-part window with a fan-shaped light above).
Affordable Floor Plans
By choosing to build from a pre-drawn plan — as opposed to hiring a residential architect to create a custom home — you've already taken a big step toward building a great home at the right price. But not all pre-drawn plans cost the same to build. You can still keep costs down and have a beautiful home by keeping several principles in mind. First, and most obviously, a larger home costs more to build and more to heat, cool, and maintain. That's why you'll find many smaller homes in this collection. You'll also notice homes that have relatively simple footprints, meaning that aren't complicated by lots of unnecessary protrusions like dormers. This can help to keep materials and labor costs down — but keep in mind that selective usage of decorative features like bump-outs can create a stunningly beautiful effect, so there's no need to write them out entirely.
California Home Plans
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.
Canadian Home Plans
With designs suitable for any purpose from lake retreats to executive luxury homes, our Canadian house plans collection includes homes designed by Canadian home designers and architects. Featuring every modern amenity, these homes will fit in anywhere, but were designed with Canadian weather extremes in mind. They are energy efficient and take advantage of light from efficient window arrangements. Many feature natural materials, outdoor living spaces and open gathering rooms. The plans in this collection were drawn to meet the Council of American Building Officials One and Two Family Dwelling Code or the International Residential Code, making it easier to build the home in Canada or the United States.
Cape Cod Home Plans
Cape Cod-style homes cropped up on the eastern seaboard between 1710 and 1850. Abundant timber resources in the New World encouraged the expansion of these traditional, one-room cottages and marked them forever as the quintessential New England style. Cape Cod homes are simple and symmetrical, usually one-and-a-half stories, without a porch. A dominant roofline extends down to the first floor ceiling level, and often incorporates dormer windows indicating living space under the roof.
Chalet Home Plans
When it comes to stylish vacation homes, Chalet house plans reign supreme in the eyes of most.Chalet house plans are reminiscent of homes on alpine ski slopes; indeed, most versions look as though they've been plucked from a mountainous backdrop. Typical exterior details include exposed beams, distinctive "wiggle-board" treatments on the eaves and/or decks, and fanciful rails that frame the porch(es) and/or deck(s). Interiors are usually voluminous, with high ceilings and open floor plans that allow for large gatherings. The best chalet-style home plans include an area for ski and winter-clothing storage.
Chateau Home Plans
French Chateau, or Chateauesque, is a style based on the monumental French country homes built in the Loire Valley from the 1400s to 1600s. Typically built in an asymmetrical plan, these homes feature complex rooflines and facades with many recessing and protruding planes. Roofs are steeply pitched and hipped, sometimes with cast-iron crests. Architectural details are elaborate and feature quoins and keystones, as well as other architectural details. Stone, brick, and stucco are common exterior materials.
Coastal Home Plans
Coastal home plans, also referred to as "beach house plans" or "beach house floor plans," have a distinctive look that's both unique and refreshing. Coastal house plans borrow from a variety of styles, including Spanish, Mediterranean and even Victorian home plans. In Florida, coastal house plans tend to be perched on stilts to provide a measure of defense against the hurricanes that move ashore. Many of our beach house plans use wood (pole) or cement (pier) posts as foundations, and usually include panoramic windows and outdoor living spaces oriented to the rear to capitalize on the fabulous water views. Exterior material choices for coastal house plans need to respond well to the elements and be able to weather salt air, so many homeowners choose synthetic materials, which are less prone to degradation from salt mist.
Contemporary Cottage Home Plans
It might seem like a contradiction in terms, but contemporary cottage house plans not only exist but also present you with the best of both worlds. Traditional cottage styling includes elements like porches, dormers, and often an asymmetric footprint. Meanwhile, contemporary influences reveal themselves with clean lines, vertical siding, metal roofs, and a general simplicity that feels fresh and modern.
Contemporary Craftsman Home Plans
Tradition gets updated with these contemporary Craftsman house plans. The Craftsman style has enjoyed popularity for many decades, but what if you want to go a little bolder by introducing some modern elements? These striking designs combine clean lines and modern open layouts with warm and elegant Craftsman details. Many of the home plans in this collection could be considered Prairie style, a variation of Craftsman style that features some of the details that we consider modern, like simple horizontal lines and large windows.
Contemporary-Modern House Plans
Contemporary-Modern style runs the gamut from mid-century modern to the latest designs representing current trends towards sleek, contemporary design. Contemporary-Modern design is characterized by clean, simple lines, a minimum of decoration, lots of glass, and flat or shed rooflines. Many feature unusual open floor plans and Indoor/outdoor living spaces.
Cottage Home Plans
Cute details, cozy fireplaces, and tons of storybook charm abound in cottage house plans. Cottage plans look as if they just stepped out of a fairy tale. Often built as vacation homes, cottage home plans are more sophisticated than cabins and feature lots of detail, like window boxes, arched doors, and gingerbread trim. They are often one or one-and-a-half stories, and may display a range of traditional architectural influences. Many cottage floor plans feature fireplaces and some outdoor living space.
There are a lot of home plans to choose from. If you're looking for a place to start, consider this collection of picks from our top designers. These outstanding home plans represent each designer's favorite plans, in styles ranging from country to ranch to contemporary.
Drive Under Garage Home Plans
Maximize your sloping lot with these home plans, which feature garages located on a lower level. Drive under garage house plans vary in their layouts, but usually offer parking that is accessed from the front of the home, with stairs (and sometimes an elevator also) leading upstairs to living spaces.
Duplex Home Plans
If you’re searching for a duplex house plan, that probably means one of two things: either you’re interested in acquiring rental income, or you need a nearby space in which to house a friend or family member, like an elderly parent or grown child. The duplex house plans in the collection below work for both of these scenarios.
Dutch Colonial Home Plans
Gambrel rooflines, reminiscent of classic barns, set Dutch Colonial homes apart. Other characteristics of Dutch Colonial architecture include side entrances, central double Dutch doorways (upper and lower halves can be opened separately), asymmetrical layouts, ground-level porches, double-hung sash windows, and a chimney at one or both ends. Shed dormers often are built to allow windows and more headroom on the second floor. While original Dutch Colonial homes were built of stone or brick, any exterior material may be used today.
Our editors spend their days looking at home designs, from tiny house plans to luxury estates. Carefully selected for their appealing facades, smart layouts, and modern amenities, these home plans offer a variety of sizes and architectural styles. You’re sure to find a favorite among our favorites!
English Cottage Home Plans
English cottage house plans offer fun, whimsy, comfort, and beauty. Whether you're looking for a primary residence, a delightful vacation retreat, or a charming guest house, an English cottage plan is sure to please. Though traditionally defined as small or having only one room, the English Cottage has inspired larger and more elaborate homes, yet maintains the cozy comfort that we identify with the cottage style. On the exterior, the English Cottage commonly features half-hip roofs, reminiscent of thatched roofs of Shakespeare's time. The home's sides may be finished in shingles or stucco. Elements of Tudor styling may also be evident.
Estate Home Plans
With living areas of greater than 3,500 square feet, our estate home collection includes house plans that are large enough to feature the finer details that will make your home a showcase. Designs showcase up-to-date kitchens, well-appointed gathering spaces, and extra amenities like studies, porches, or media rooms.
Exclusive Home Plans
Thanks to our exclusive relationships with top designers, you'll find more than 2,500 home plans here that aren't available on other sites. These are award-winning home designs in a wide variety of styles. Leading design firms represented here include Frank Betz Associates; Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.; the Sater Design Collection; and Visbeen Architects. You can find their home plans all in one place here on HomePlans.com.
Florida House Plans
Want to build a home in Florida? Love outdoor living? If so, a design from our Florida house plans collection could be just what the doctor ordered! Florida attracts a variety of house plan styles. Due to much of the state's proximity to water, you'll find many coastal/Tidewater designs, which may include island basements. Mediterranean and Spanish plans are also prevalent, often sporting chic red tile roofs and stucco. That said, if you're a Craftsman house plan lover or a modern farmhouse floor plan type of person, you needn't worry, as our collection of Florida house plans features these beloved styles too!
French Country Home Plans
French country house plans pair unique, visually alluring, European-esque facades with flexible interior living spaces. Decorative shutters and arches with accenting keystones above the windows and doors are all features commonly found in French Country home plans.
Whether you're looking for just a standard two-car garage, a carport, or a garage with an apartment above, our selection of garages will fit your needs.
Garage Plans with Apartments
Garage Storage Home Plans
Bikes. Holiday decorations. Tool chests. Lawn mowers. There are a million different things that make sense to store in the garage, but what if you want to park in there too? These garage storage house plans offer a ton of space. You’ll also find handy organizational spaces like workshops (perfect for homeowners who love tinkering around with tools), golf cart storage, and even room to stash a boat or RV!
Garage Workshop Home Plans
Love puttering around with tools in the garage? These garage workshop house plans have you covered. Besides room for parking and storing everything you don’t want in the house (like bikes, holiday decorations when not in use, or even golf carts), the roomy garages in these house plans feature a dedicated workshop space.
Georgian Home Plans
Georgian-style homes, which were originally popular during the reigns of the first three Kings George of England (1700-1776), are similar in massing to Adam and Federal style designs, but have a more dominating, formal appearance. They are symmetrical, with a central entrance surmounted by an elaborate portico. They often have a third story, or at least the appearance of one. Additional features include a hip or gable roof, dormer windows, and decoative cornices beneath the eaves.
Gothic Revival Home Plans
The Gothic Revival style was a popular home style in the United States from 1840 through 1880. It imitated the great cathedrals and castles of Europe. The availability of lumber and factory-made architectural trim led to an American version of wood-framed Gothic Revival homes. Features include a steeply pitched roof, steep cross-gables, windows with pointed arches, vertical siding, gingerbread trim and deep porches.
Greek Revival Home Plans
Greek Revival architecture began with public buildings and the style spread to home design via carpenter's guides and pattern books. Greek Revival mansions (sometimes called Southern Colonial) sprang up throughout the South from 1825 to 1860. Features include pediments, symmetrical shape, heavy cornice, wide frieze, and bold, simple moldings. Many Greek Revival houses also have an entry porch with columns, decorative pilasters and narrow windows around the front door.
Green Home Plans
Green building is a hot trend in residential construction. It considers the home's environmental impact from perspective of its design, construction, maintenance, and use. Factors include site-specific positioning, use of sustainable and renewable materials, energy-efficient building techniques, water conservation, indoor environmental air quality, and self-generation of energy. If you are looking to build green, look for elements such as open spaces, modest ceiling heights, and plenty of natural light sources. Also, be sure to consider 2x6 framing or other alternative building systems.
Hillside Home Plans
Home plans with a walkout, or daylight, basement are designed for a sloping lot, whether front-to-back or front corner-to-back corner. Simply put, a daylight basement sits at ground level and opens to a side yard and/or the backyard. The big advantage of a hillside design is that it allows outdoor access from the basement level, often through French or sliding glass doors. This collection of homes features plans originally drawn to be built with a daylight basement, but any plan in our library can be modified to use this type of foundation.
Home Plan with Master BR Upstairs
While there are exceptions to every rule, house layouts that feature the master bedroom on an upper level (sometime written “master up home plans”) tend to offer homeowners more privacy, comfort, and scenic views than main level masters.
Home Plans with Courtyards
If you're seeking a private outdoor space in your new home, you will want a house design with a courtyard. Usually surrounded by a low wall or fence, with at least one side adjacent to the home, a courtyard is a common feature of a southwestern or Mediterranean home. Courtyards provide an intimate place for entertaining or a quiet place for gardening.
Home Plans with Elevator
Why not make your new home as easy to get around as possible? Elevator house plans include room for an elevator to take you from level to level. It’s not just for luxury homes – you’ll find all kinds of designs here, from modest beach bungalows to family-friendly floor plans that fit a sloping lot. Aging in place is a term that’s used a lot these days, and it doesn’t have to mean retrofitting your whole house to accommodate a wheelchair (though including wide doorways and easy-to-reach light switches and grab bars is a good way to make friends and relatives in wheelchairs feel welcome). Rather, it means that you’re planning for the future. A home that’s ready to serve you for decades to come should be prepared for the possibility of lessened mobility, whether that means achy joints that make it painful to climb stairs or a debilitating injury.
Home Plans with Fireplaces
Whether you’re about to build a log cabin in the middle of a forest or a cool, contemporary modern oasis in the middle of a bustling city, a house plan with a fireplace is almost always a safe bet. Why? Because fireplaces serve multiple purposes. For example, fireplaces keep homeowners warm—a nice, cozy perk to have on extra cold nights. Fireplaces are also decorative and often become the main focal point of a room.
Home Plans with Great Room
A great room house plan offers what you might expect -- a great room! Homeowners with children typically enjoy great rooms as they offer space for kids and parents to come together and enjoy each other's company. Homeowners who frequently entertain guests may also appreciate a nice great room, as it's the perfect space for friends and colleagues to mingle. Note: many modern house plans feature an open sight line from the kitchen to the great room, otherwise known as an "open floor plan"--an awesome touch that allows the chef of the house to interact with whatever fun is occurring in the main living area.
Home Plans with Home Office
If you’re looking for a home office house plan (sometimes written "house plan with home office" or "house layout with home office"), that probably means you work from home—either full or part-time. And, guess what? You’re not alone! As the ability to communicate and complete work online grows, so too does the popularity of home office house plans. Why? Because having a secluded (hopefully, quiet) space to do your work is necessary.
Home Plans with Inlaw Suite
Do you have aging in-laws, frequent overnight guests, or family members who live out of town? If you're looking for a house plan that can comfortably sleep more than just your family, you'll find your solution in one of these great designs. Each home plan featured here includes a full bedroom, most with an attached private bath, that is designed and labeled for use as a guest room, in-law suite, or maid quarters.
Home Plans with Jack and Jill Bathroom
A Jack and Jill bathroom (or Jill and Jill bathroom, or Jack and Jack bathroom) is simply a bathroom connected to two bedrooms. This is as especially helpful set up if you have children or grandchildren who frequently spend the night, as each child or teenager can use the bath without bothering the masters of the house.
Home Plans with Kitchen Island
Kitchen island house plans offer homeowners extra prep space in the kitchen. For parents trying to make lunches, afternoon snacks, and breakfast all at once, extra prep space could be a blessing. Likewise, a married couple or single professional who regularly entertain guests will enjoy the extra space on which to prepare hors d'oeuvres and mix drinks. Whether you’re a parent or a frequent entertainer of guests (or both!), consider a kitchen island house plan that also features an attached snack bar (sometimes called an "eating bar" or "serving bar"), as this affords extra prep space as well as additional seating. An open floor plan is another popular feature to consider, as this type of layout ensures that whoever is cooking dinner can still interact with the main living area's activities.
Home Plans with Large Laundry Room
If you’ve landed on our large laundry room house plans collection, washing clothes is probably high on your daily to-do list. Maybe you’re a parent with three or four kids who each play a sport. Or, perhaps your job requires you to come home covered in dirt each day. Or, maybe you’re just looking to add a little touch of luxury to your life in the form of a spacious laundry room. Whatever your reason for visiting this collection, the below large laundry room house plans are sure to please.
Home Plans with Master Suite
While master suite house plans are ubiquitous now, you may not have grown up in a home with more than one bathroom. Remember waiting in the hallway for your turn to shower? Even if you didn’t experience this, perhaps your first apartment or dorm room brings back memories of shared bathrooms and a distinct lack of privacy.
Home Plans with Master Suite on Main Level
There are many reasons that a main-floor master suite makes sense. Maybe your children are getting older and bedrooms on separate floors will allow more privacy for both you and them. Or maybe you're planning to retire in this home. A main-floor master suite will allow you to live on one level of your home after the kids leave, while providing guests a space to stay upstairs. This collection of house plans with master suites on the main floor features our most popular two-story plans.
Home Plans with Mudrooms
A mudroom (sometimes written "mud room") is what you might expect—a room, usually situated just off the garage, in which wet, muddy, dirty, or snowy items are taken off and stored. As you might expect, mudroom house plans are especially popular in cold and wet climates, where homeowners frequently need a place to drop off boots, coats, and umbrellas before reaching the nice hardwood floor or pristine carpet of the main living area. Parents also tend to appreciate home plans with mudrooms, as kids usually find a way of getting dirty regardless of climate.
Home Plans with Open Floor Plans
Homes with open layouts have become some of the most popular and sought-after house plans available today. Open floor plans foster family togetherness, as well as increase your options when entertaining guests. By opting for larger combined spaces, the ins and outs of daily life - cooking, eating, and gathering together - become shared experiences. In addition, an open floor plan can make your home feel larger, even if the square footage is modest. By eliminating doorways and widening the passages to dining and living areas, you obtain a sense of spaciousness that divided rooms lack. In this way, even a smaller, more affordable house plan can offer the spaciousness you seek.
Home Plans with Outdoor Fireplaces
Heat up the night with an outdoor fireplace house plan. These house plan designs feature outdoor living areas (including porches, patios, lanais, verandas, and screened porches) with fireplaces. That lets you enjoy being outside during a cool summer evening or a crisp fall day. All-year outdoor living really lets you take advantage of a beautiful location and expands your living space.
Home Plans with Outdoor Living
It’s hard to dislike a house plan with great outdoor living. A house plan with a grand wraparound front porch, for instance, exudes welcoming and dazzling curb appeal. Similarly, a home plan with an outdoor kitchen is pretty hard for a BBQ lover to resist. The below collection of outdoor living house plans feature designs fit with these amenities and more.
Home Plans with Patios
Home Plans with Pool
The perfect place to spend a warm day is at the pool. What could be better than having one in your own backyard? This collection of plans includes designs with suggested layouts for in-ground pools. Most are just steps away from the back door, but a few actually integrate with the house, providing a resort-like ambience and a great place to entertain.
Home Plans with Porches
There's nothing more romantic in the summertime than sipping lemonade on the front porch. Originally designed as areas for cooling off during the heat of the day, porches today are areas for relaxation and entertaining. The homes in this collection all feature porches that are large enough to accommodate at least two side-by-side chairs, allowing for easy conversation.
Home Plans with Ultimate Kitchens
Dreaming of a gourmet, luxury kitchen for your new home? Check out these Ultimate Kitchen designs. Today's kitchen is the heart of the home, for family and guests alike. These house plans offer open layouts that tie the kitchen to the great room, making plenty of room for cooking, entertaining, planning, and studying. For maximum versatility, look for designs with plenty of counter space, kitchen islands, snack counters, and walk-in pantries.
Home Plans with Upstairs Laundry Room
If you want all or most of your bedrooms featured on the second (upper) level of your new home, an upstairs laundry house plan may be perfect for you. Why? Because the location of your laundry room, like all other elements of a home, should complement your life. Just think: Does hauling loads of laundry from the kids' bedrooms (and your own) up and down a flight of stairs multiple times a week sound like fun? Probably not.
Home Plans with Walk-in Pantry
You don’t have to be a chef to appreciate a walk-in pantry house plan! A walk-in pantry is popular for the same reason a walk-in closet or storage in/off the garage is popular—because, everyone, at some point, needs a little extra space in which to put stuff.
Home Plans with Walkout Basements
Walkout basement house plans typically accommodate hilly/sloping lots quite well. What’s more, a walkout basement affords homeowners an extra level of cool indoor/outdoor living flow. Just imagine having a BBQ on a perfect summer night. The parents could be grilling and chatting with friends out back while still monitoring/being connected with activities happening in the walkout basement level—be it a game of pool between other visiting adults, or a school project the kids are working on.
Home Plans with Wraparound Porches
Wrap around porch house plans are one of the hallmarks of farmhouses. The wraparound porch is a welcoming design feature that spans at least two sides of the home. The porches in this collection are quite spacious and are great for relaxation and entertaining. They often are accessed from more than one room in the house and all are large enough to place furniture for entertaining.
Italianate Home Plans
Italianate-style homes were among the most popular built in the United States between 1840 and 1885. They feature a low-pitched or flat roof, symmetrical rectangular shape, tall appearance (2, 3 or 4 stories), wide eaves with brackets and cornices, square cupola, porches topped with balconies, side bay windows and heavy double doors. Roman or segmented arches are common above windows and doors and the windows are tall, narrow and double-paned. Italianate is also known as Tuscan, Lombard, or simply, bracketed style.
Kentucky Home Plans
Will your new home be built in Kentucky? If so, come check out the below collection of Kentucky house plans and find a design that speaks to you. Multiple architectural styles are represented below, as different "looks and feels" work well in different areas of the state. As you shop, consider two main things: 1) what kind of architecture do you like? and 2) what kind of architecture is supported in the area you plan to build in? If both answers are the same--hurray! You know what to look for! On the other hand, if these two answers are at odds with each other, try to find a way to compromise. For instance, if the area you love only showcases farmhouse style homes, but you personally love a more modern-looking house, consider a modern farmhouse plan which typically presents farmhouse curb appeal while also boasting smart, modern interior details, like an open layout, or a spacious main level master suite. **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.
Lakeside Home Plans
Whether simple or more extravagant, our lakeside house designs offer the perfect place to get away from the bustle of everyday life to the quiet and relaxation of the lakeshore. With designs that range from A-frames and chalets to cottages or cabins, our lakeside homes all have several features in common. They have vast windows that overlook the lake views at the rear of the home and outdoor areas that expand their living space. Many feature fireplaces, while other features include lofts, walkout basements and open floor plans.
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Low Country Home Plans
Built in coastal areas of the South, these homes were designed for hot, humid climates. Tidewater homes have extensive porches sheltered by a broad gable or hipped roof. The main roof may extend over the porches without interruption. A crawlspace foundation allows for air circulation and protects the home from low-level flooding.
Luxury Floor Plans
What defines a luxury home? Size, yes, but also amenities and a level of detail that goes above and beyond. You can find it in designs of any scale, from grand estates to cozy cottages. Our Luxury collection brings you the opportunity to live the lifestyle of your dreams.
Mansion Home Plans
At more than 5,000 square feet, these plans have plenty of room for entertaining, great informal spaces for family fun, and sumptuous private areas where it's easy to get away from life's troubles and relax. Our mansion house plans come in any style and offer such features as exciting home theaters, elegant master suites, and gourmet kitchens. Lavish outdoor spaces are also common, and offer entertainment and relaxation areas, including covered patios and decks, enchanting courtyards, and gorgeous verandas surrounding cool pools.
Mid Century Home Plans
Mid Century home plans bring retro flair, but also provide contemporary open layouts and up-to-date amenities.
Mission Home Plans
Historic mission churches built by Spanish colonists inspired this house style. The first Mission-style homes were built in California, but by the late 1800s, the style began to move eastward and began incorporating elements of the Prairie and Arts & Crafts styles. Mission-style houses have many of these features: smooth stucco siding, roof parapets, large square pillars, twisted columns, arcaded entry porch, round or quatrefoil window and red tile roof.
Mountain House Plans
Seeking a rustic abode that perfectly complements a mountainous or wilderness lot? Look no further than our collection of mountain house plans!
Multifamily Home Plans
Townhouses, duplexes, triplexes, and condos all count as multifamily housing, though the reasons for choosing to build an attached home vary quite a bit. Perhaps you want to live very near extended family, but not necessarily in the same home. Maybe you'd like to generate income by renting out one or more units. Or you simply want to use expensive land in the most efficient way possible, especially in a busy city with limited lot supply.
Narrow Lot Home Plans
Have a narrow lot? Meet the narrow house plans collection! Each narrow lot design in the collection below is 40 feet wide or less. Narrow width in a home's design does not necessarily mean narrow choice or narrow appeal.
Neoclassical Home Plans
Neoclassical homes are inspired by the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. These homes are large (usually two or two-and-a-half stories) and often feature a prominent portico supported by large columns, which are often the full height of the facade. Roofs are most often side gabled, with an elegant triangular pediment over the front entrance. Neoclassical elements can be found in antebellum architecture, Greek revival and federal style homes.
New American Plans
Popular from 1980 to the present, this is a style often seen in American suburbs. It is not strongly associated with any given style, but borrows elements from a variety of styles to create an entirely new look. Soaring entryways, a mix of materials, and prominent garages are all common on the exterior. This style is also called Postmodern.
Newest Home Plans
Updated weekly with the latest house plans, this collection features a sneak peek at new home designs destined to become favorites. Stay ahead of the trend and browse home plans boasting open floor plans, outdoor living rooms, spa-like master retreats, mud rooms, pet stations, and more of what makes today’s house a home.
North Carolina Home Plans
If you're planning to build your home in North Carolina, be sure to take a look at our collection of North Carolina house plans below. Farmhouse, country, colonial and classical architecture tends to dominate the majority of North Carolina. That said, like any state, different areas support different aesthetics. For instance, if you're planning to build along the coast, a beach cottage will probably look right at home. What all North Carolina house plans tend to have in common is a love for outdoor living space. As you browse the below collection, you'll discover many floor plans that sport posh porches, beautiful balconies, and much more. As you shop, remember to think about your daily routine and what makes you happy. For example, if you love throwing summer BBQs, make sure the house plan you choose offers a deck or patio on which to cook and entertain. Likewise, if you do a lot of indoor entertaining, an open floor plan usually works best so the chef of the house isn't closed off from the main living spaces as he or she prepares dinner. Furthermore, if you know your living room will boast beautiful white carpet, make sure the plan you select features a mudroom between at least one entrance and the main living space so carpet crises do not erupt every time it rains! **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.
Northwest Home Plans
This style of home is patterned after homes found in the Northwestern United States. Usually simple in design and constructed mostly of wood, they feature low-pitched roofs with deep overhangs and large windows. The design and materials are natural, to blend into the environment. The interiors are informal, with open layouts and plenty of windows to take in the views.
Plantation Home Plans
Plantation-style homes are modeled after those built across the American South prior to the Civil War. The features of these grand homes were introduced to the American South by landowners who moved into the area after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. They are often in the Greek Revival, Neoclassical or Federal style and feature symmetry, with center entrances, deep porches, balconies and columns.
Queen Anne Home Plans
The Queen Anne home style from the late Victorian period (1870-1900) is named after Queen Anne of England because builders of the time associated the historical queen with elegance and grandeur. Because of industrial developments and the advent of mass production, home design broke away from the simple, symmetrical, box-shaped home designs that had been popular. Victorian home plans reflected the new ability and freedom to add elaborate detail and decoration to a home plan's facade. Features of Queen Anne home plans may include asymmetrical massing, "gingerbread" ornamentation, fish-scale shingles, turrets and/or towers at the corners, oval glass in the front door, elaborate and intricately decorated porches, and varieties of patterns and sometimes quite vibrant colors.
Second Empire Home Plans
Second Empire style homes share the characteristic mansard roof, a steeply sloping roof with slightly flared eaves. The dormer windows that penetrate the roof reveal its secret: the mansard roof disguises an additional story of living space. The steep pitch of the roof yields more usable space beneath it than a traditional gable roof. French and Italian influences dominate Second Empire designs, which tend to be more classical than other Victorian substyles, but they share the elaborate decoration of Victorian homes and were popular during the same era. Second Empire designs are generally boxy in plan, though not always symmetrical, as a tower or bay may be a prominent feature. Formal rooms dominate traditional designs, but modern Second Empire home plans will offer up-to-date open floor plans wrapped in an elegant continental exterior.
Shed Home Plans
A sub-style of Contemporary-Modern design, Shed homes were particular favorites of architects in the 1960s and 1970s. They feature multiple single-plane roofs, often sloping in different directions, creating unique geometric shapes. Wood shingles or vertical board siding typically covers the exterior, and front doorways are recessed and downplayed. Large windows are arranged for views to the outside.
Shingle Home Plans
Shingle-style homes arose in the Eastern United States as seaside vacation homes for the wealthy and were popular from 1880 to 1910. Other than the shingle siding, the homes are similar to the American Victorian style, with their curved porches and turrets. Unlike Victorian-style homes, though, Shingle-style homes often feature gambrel roofs. The shingle siding lends these homes a very natural, rich look. We have extended our definition to include many homes with shingle siding.
Small Floor Plans
Our small home plans collection consists of floor plans of less than 1,500 square feet. While building costs will vary depending upon the quality of finishes chosen, generally speaking, a small house plan is more affordable to build. Small house plans offer a wide range of floor plan options. A small home is easier to maintain, cheaper to heat and cool, and faster to clean up when company is coming! Baby Boomers love small house plans because, after the kids have flown from the nest, smaller homes allow them to downsize a bit and relax. Young couples seek out our small house plans because they make great starter homes.
Southern Home Plans
Southern home plans have a warmth and a historical connection that few other styles can mirror. The exterior design elements of Southern home plans can include inviting stacked porches, verandas, shuttered windows, arched transom windows, and dormers, which lend themselves to nostalgia and lasting appeal. The Louisiana Creole and Tidewater (South Carolina and vicinity) styles are often topped by a metal roof, giving them a distinctive appearance. Plantations and similar estate house plans also belong in the Southern home plans category.
Southwest Home Plans
Southwestern house plans are typical of those found in southern California, Nevada or Arizona, but are not necessarily representative of Spanish home plans. Many Southwestern house plans offer stucco walls and tile roofs to buffer the sun and heat of the Southwestern climate. Stucco exterior Low-pitched tile roof Courtyard, patio or other outdoor living area
Spanish Revival Home Plans
Also called Spanish Revival, this style was very popular in the United States from 1915 to 1945. The Spanish style has a stucco exterior, a clay-tile roof, exposed beams, wrought-iron details and repeated arches around an entry walkway. Front doors are of heavy carved wood and porches sometimes feature spiral columns. Walls and floors are often covered with patterned tiles. The floor plan may also include an enclosed courtyard.
Split Level Home Plans
Split-level house plans and their sisters split-entry house plans rose to popularity during the 1950s as a multi-story modification of the then-dominant one-story ranch house. Split-level house plans retain the horizontal lines, low-pitched roofs, and overhanging eaves of ranch home plans, but feature a two-story unit divided at mid-height to a one-story wing to create three floor levels of interior space. Three levels make it possible to locate and accommodate three types of living spaces: the main living and service spaces, sleeping spaces, and a rec room or retreat below. Each of these areas has its own separate level.
Starter Home Plans
Perfect for singles, couples, or families who are just starting out, our starter home plan collection features designs that are easy to build. Most are smaller home plans without budget-inflating extras. Floor plans are straightforward, with open designs providing smart use of space. Styles range from traditional to contemporary.
Tennessee Home Plans
If Tennessee is the place you call (or will call) home, come take a look at the HomePlans.com collection of Tennessee house plans. As you might expect, different areas of TN tend to showcase different styles of architecture. While you might be able to get away with a more modern house plan in an urban area, a country or farmhouse design would likely work better in a more rural setting. To determine which architectural style is best for you, talk to home builders who are familiar with building homes in your specific area. Ask them what they would recommend. You can also browse the neighborhood yourself and see what kinds of homes have already been built there. If the area has an HOA--talk to the HOA as well. And, of course, check in with yourself! What look and feel do *you* want your new home to exude? If, for example, you really love edgy contemporary/modern architecture, then be sure to buy your lot in an area of Tennessee that supports this aesthetic. **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.
Texas Home Plans
Texas house plans are as diverse as the state itself. As you browse the below collection, consider where within Texas you plan to build your home. ** As noted by Janet Hobbs, one of HomePlans.com's Texas-based house plan designers, Houston and Dallas tend to embrace traditional architecture. That means that an all red brick Colonial floor plan, for instance, would probably fit well in most neighborhoods, while a modern farmhouse design would likely feel out of place. That said, if traditional architecture is not your thing, don't despair. Why? Because it all depends on where you're building. For example, Texas Hill Country usually presents more casual and modern designs, while Austin is known to embrace especially edgy contemporary/modern home plans, explains Hobbs. One thing to keep in mind if you're planning to build in Texas is the problem with basements. In most cases, a house plan with a basement isn't going to work in Texas, warns Hobbs. Why? Because most of the ground in Texas is limestone-rich, which makes digging and maintaining a basement problematic. ** 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.
Tiny Home Plans
If you’re looking for big savings and tons of charm, a tiny home plan from the collection below might be the perfect design for you! Why? Because, generally speaking, the smaller a house is, the less it costs to build, heat, cool, and maintain. Furthermore, the less you spend building and maintaining your house, the more you can spend on other things—from traveling the world to spoiling the grandkids. On the other hand, maybe money isn’t a huge concern for you. If so, a tiny house plan may still be a practical choice if you know you simply don’t need much space (who wants to pay for something they don't need?)
Top Selling Home Plans
Our top selling home plans run the gamut in terms of size and architectural style. You'll find a variety of great home plans from traditional to contemporary, one-story to two-plus. Regardless of its square footage, each best-selling design features the modern amenities that today's families crave. Just browse through and you'll see why they're our most popular plans!
Vacation Home Plans
Our vacation home plans include cabin, chalet, A-frame, and the sort of view-gathering home you see here. Often of smaller square footage, vacation home plans usually use traditional architectural details, and often include a large deck at the rear. Prow-shaped exterior wall lines with large windows are common, too. Hundreds of vacation house plans that cater to your need to get away from it all are available.
Virginia Home Plans
If you're a Virginian, or plan to become one soon, the HomePlans.com collection of Virginia house plans is sure to please. As is the case with many states, Virginia floor plan designs are diverse, as different areas embrace different styles of architecture. For example, if you're planning to build your home in Northern Virginia (sometimes called "NoVa"), several options are possible, including but not limited to ranch, colonial, and traditional. That said, if you're planning to retire to a coastal area, like Newport News or Virginia Beach, a beach cottage with a pier (piling) foundation might work well. On the other hand, if you're planning to build in Western or Southern VA, consider a country or farmhouse home plan, or even a rustic cabin. **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.
Washington Home Plans
If you're planning to build a home in Washington State, a Washington floor plan from the collection below could be your best bet. As you explore the house plans in this collection, you'll notice many Craftsman and Bungalow designs that sport a lot of natural elements, like stone, wood, etc. Contemporary/modern floor plans are also relatively common in this area, as Washington State (and the pacific northwest in general) tends to embrace sustainable design. As you shop, remember that almost every house plan on HomePlans.com can be customized to meet your exact requirements. Furthermore, take comfort in the fact that there's always an exception to "the rules." Just because the Northwest is known for the aforementioned styles doesn't mean that building, say, a Victorian or colonial house plan is out of the question. It all depends on the neighborhood you're building within--what it allows--and what your personal tastes are. ** 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.
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